Air date: September 25, 2014 http://www.theheartofdetroit.org
Twelve year old Robby Eimers isn’t your ordinary kid. Instead of playing video games on the weekends, Robby is helping others who are less fortunate. Robby: I knew there was some homeless people but I didn’t know there was like that many so I just thought we need to start doing this a little more. Robby, along with the help of his Grandma Cindy started The Eimers Foundation to help the homeless. Using the money he earns from washing cars and donations, Robby serves lunch and distributes clothing every Saturday or as he calls it “sharing.” Robby: We will like start getting all the stuff ready on Friday and then um we’ll pack the car Saturday morning and then um we’ll drive down there. Mitch: Were you scared of the homeless people when you first met them? Robby: “No not really cause they they’re ordinary people they just don’t have a lot of stuff. Mitch: And since then you have kind of become friendly? Robby: Yeah they are my friends now. Robby serves on average 100 to 300 people each week. His friend Frank, who was once homeless himself, met Robby on one of his first “sharing” trips and now is with him each week serving the community. Frank: I love him and everybody down here love him. He goes all around the block he goes around everywhere to make sure these people eat. Robby: Say if you had nothing and you were just out on the street, wouldn’t you want somebody to like come and give you something. Mitch: Have you given any thought to what you want to do when you get older and out of school? Robby: Yeah, baseball player for the Tigers and um then I am going to be the President. Mitch: And when you become President of the United States what’s going to be the first thing that you are going to do? Robby: Get all the homeless people off the streets. Good things do come in small packages. Proving that “sharing” is caring – Robby Eimers and the Eimers Foundation are feeding those less fortunate here in the heart of Detroit.