WELCOME TO THE EIMERS FOUNDATION
Founded in 2010 by Robby Eimers at age 8, now 17, whose mission is to feed, clothe, and provide other needs to the Homeless and Hungry. Emma Rose, Robby's sister, who is 14, was 5 years old at the time and at age 8, in 2013, Emma founded the division, Furry Friends, to help Homeless, Hungry, and Endangered Animals. She also donates to The Michigan Humane Society and The Detroit Mounted Police Horses.
They also help many other causes when they see the need.
At the bottom of this page is one example. You can read about their mission to help Flint, Michigan with their water crisis.
Hi, welcome to our website. We would first like to say....
We find it hard to accept awards for ourselves because this is not about us, but we realize they bring attention to our missions to help our Homeless and Hungry Friends and our Furry Friends.
It also gives us a chance to thank the thousands of people who help us every year.
Below are some of the awards we, meaning everyone who has either donated, helped, fund-raised, or just gave us encouraging words, have received. We could not do what we do without all of the great people around the world donating
money and supplies.
*We would like to thank Governor Gretchen Whitmer and
The Michigan Community Service Commission for awarding Emma the
2019 Governor's Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.
*We are excited to be honored with The Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Award - 2019
*We are honored to receive the 2019 Points of Light Award. Established by the late
President H.W. George Bush during his presidency, the award recognizes extraordinary volunteers who are donating their time and talent to better their communities.
* We would like to thank the Prudential Spirit Community Awards for awarding
Emma as Michigan's Top Youth Volunteer of 2019. She traveled to
Washington D.C. to receive her award. The ceremony was held at the Smithsonian! She attended a lot of events and met with Michigan Representatives and
Senator Gary Peters. We thank everyone for their continued support!
*Thank you to Peace Fund Radio's Adrian Paul for naming us
Heroes of the week 2019
*Thank you to The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Award for naming Us National Young Heroes for 2018
*We would like to thank Governor Snyder and the Michigan Community Service Commission for awarding Robby the
2015 and 2017 Governor's Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.
Robby was also Honored to have been invited to the Governor Service Awards Peer Review to help choose Michigan’s 2018 Youth Volunteer of the Year Award. It’s crazy how much the nominees do for their communities.
*Thank you to the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries for awarding us the
2017 Pillar of Advocacy Award
*Thank you to the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation for their
2017 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship Award
Robby was awarded a generous grant towards our Foundation and also a college scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C. which we both visited the
Office of Representative Sander Levin
*Thank you to TIME Magazine for featuring Robby on the cover of their
TIME FOR KIDS Magazine which children from around the country wrote letters to him telling him they were inspired to do the same in their own communities.
This is one of his main goals!
*We received an all expenses paid trip to Universal Studios in Florida to appear on the Steve Harvey Show where Robby was named a Harvey Hero.
It was an amazing trip!
*We received the Champions award from the NSO (Neighborhood Service Organization) in Detroit. It was an honor and was where NBC Nightly News heard our story, contacted us and came from NYC to follow us Sharing.
The video was NBC Nightly New's most shared story ever!
*Our very first award of recognition was the Optimist Award given to us by the
St. Clair Shores, Optimist Club. It was an honor!
*Thank you to every radio, television, newspaper, and magazine interview we have had. Thank you for bringing recognition to how many
Friends and Furry Friends really do need help!
A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
In memory of our Dad who passed away we have an annual college
Scholarship program for homeless high school seniors that have graduated and plan on attending college, trade school, or for whatever they need at the time.
We award these to homeless teens who have worked hard despite their situation to graduate high school. We know how hard it is to do good in school and we have everything we need to do it. We want to help them with their future so they will not have to ever find themselves homeless and hungry again. This year we also paid off a families behind mortgage payments whose house was going into foreclosure and were soon to be homeless in honor our Dad's memory.
We donate to individual students or schools to be shared with kids who might be
homeless or who have trouble paying for their lunches .
We also provide backpacks and school supplies
Always remember to take time to hang out with your parents when you can.
We love and miss you Dad!
Sharing is Caring Hand to Hand
THIS IS OUR STORY and HOPEFULLY it
INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE A CHANGE
- Robby and Emma Rose Eimers
INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE A CHANGE
- Robby and Emma Rose Eimers
THE EIMERS FOUNDATION IS A 501.(c)(3) non- profit. You can contact us in the following ways:
Mail : The Eimers Foundation Office
16825 Coral Ln. Macomb MI 48036
I am very proud of my sister Emma. Emma is 14 and has been helping me since the first day, 9 years ago! Emma's passion in life is to help animals and become a Veterinarian. About 6 years ago Emma Started her own division of the Eimers Foundation and named it Furry Friends. She collects food for homeless animals. She is very brave too. Many of our Friends have big dogs to protect them. They live in tents in the fields, under bridges, in alleys or in abandoned buildings. When Emma finds out about a Furry Friend, she takes food to them. Most of us won't go near the dogs, but Emma loves them and the dogs know it. Emma has donated thousands of pounds of food and money to Animal Shelters and the World Wildlife Fund to help save Endangered animals.
Emma recently discovered the Detroit Mounted Police Horses. She loves them and takes them carrots and apples often. She also gives monetary donations to them as well. Thank you Emma for saving our
FIGHTING HUNGER IN THE D!
Hi, my name is Robby Eimers. Welcome to our website. This page is not about us. It is about raising awareness about the horrible Homeless situation we have here in our own Country. I think... no...I know.... that most people have no idea how bad it really is. I call what I do Sharing and the Homeless my Friends.
I invite you and anyone else who would like to find out to come Sharing with me one day. It will change your life.
It did mine.
I am now 17 yrs old. Over eight years ago when I was 8, on a cold winter day, my grandma's friend, Mrs. Debby Ryle, asked us if we wanted to go pass out blankets at a Homeless Shelter in Detroit. When we got there, I was shocked. There were about 20 men and women standing out in the cold shivering. They all looked so sad and it made me sad. I thought that there were only 2 or maybe 3 homeless people in the world because that's how many I had only seen before sitting on the street corners with their signs.
When we handed them the blankets they almost cried.....some did. They were so grateful and kept saying, God Bless you! On the drive home, I could feel tears in my eyes.
I told my grandma that I have to do something to help these people. And I did! If you would like to read more of my story, you can click on the About tab and go under Our Mission. It is amazing how now we go every week, all year round and serve, on average, 200 hot meals and hand out clothes, hygiene products and other items our Friends need.
Thank you for your time and always remember ...
No One deserves to be Homeless or Hungry... No One!
We could not do what we do without the help of so many people. Over the years we have had thousands of kids, Adults, Churches, Schools, Corporations, Non-Profits, Senators, the Governor, Philanthropists and Business Professionals Help us. We can not thank you all enough. Your help with our Missions to feed and give our Friends their basic needs to survive until they one day will have a roof over their head is amazing! Whether you donate money, food, clothes, hygiene products or other items, come help at Sharing, pray, or just leave encouraging comments, it is all working!
Governor Whitmer talks to Emma congratulating her for being named the 2019 Youth Volunteer of the Year at the State of Michigan Governor's Awards.
She was also trying
to talk Emma into going into politics. :)
Thank you to the Michigan Humane Society for their thank you for Emma's donations in their Michigan Animals Magazine . Emma works hard for her Furry Friends. Thank you to everyone who has helped her Furry Friends by donating.This is what the article said about Emma.
"Emma Eimers (center) pictured with MHS staff members Anna Chrisman and Ryan McTigue, collected 1,230 pounds of dog and cat food - which took five trips to unload! - through the family's charity, The Eimers Foundation. The Donations helped keep our Pet Food Bank stocked for the pets of struggling families. In addition, Emma generously donated $100 to help animals find loving homes." Emma continues to donate to the MHS monthly.
Emma annually raises money for the MHS at their annunal Mutt March which is held at the Edsel and Elenor Ford House in Grosse Pointe, Michigan each Spring. It is fun and it raises a lot of money for our Furry Friends.
EMMA ALSO VISITS HER DETROIT MOUNTED POLICE HORSE FRIENDS AND TAKES THEM MONEY AND FEEDS THEM CARROTS AND APPLES. EMMA WOULD LIKE TO THANK OFFICERS MUSTON AND WILLIS FOR BEING SO NICE AND TEACHING HER SO MUCH ABOUT THEM>
EMMA MAKES BIG DONATIONS TO THE MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY IN DETROIT FOR HER FURRY FRIENDS AND VISITS THEM FOR HOURS WHEN SHE CAN.
OUR FRIENDS BECOME FAMILY FOR LIFE
Michael Jackson's song, The Man in the Mirror became our Theme Song and Inspiration the first time I heard it. On the way to Sharing we turn it up as loud as we can and Sing it as loud as we can. The words say it all. I AM the man in the mirror and Emma IS the girl in the mirror. Are you?
Thank you to Mr. Vicari, Chef Frank, and Andiamo Italian Restaurant for mentoring me and coming Sharing again with us. Our Friends really enjoy when you come. Thank you WDIV=CH 4 Click on Detroit for Sharing our story. Sharing is Caring . Hand to Hand Paw to Paw
No one knew what we did for the first 3 years until I wrote a letter to Dan Gilbert in 2014 and he introduced me to Mrs. Sheila Clay from the Neighborhood Service Organization. (NSO) The NSO gave Emma and me an award and then NBC Nightly news came from NYC to film us getting ready for a Sharing, then at Sharing. That was the moment that we started getting people from around the world contacting us and wanting to help us. The video ended up being the most shared video on NBC's facebook page for the year 2014! Thank you Mr. Gilbert, Mrs. Clay, and NBC Nightly News!
THIS INTERVIEW WAS THE MOST SHARED STORY FOR THE YEAR. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO MR WILLIAMS AND NBC NIGHTLY NEWS FOR SHOWING PEOPLE HOW THEY CAN HELP OTHERS TOO.
SHARING IS CARING
HAND TO HAND
PAW TO PAW!
I received a lot of responses from this interview with Mr. Mitch Albom too. It was aired on his Heart of Detroit series. Mr. Albom asks great questions and prepared me for the interviews that were to come. Thank you Mr. Albom for taking the time to Share what we do.
The first summer after I started Sharing I took my wagon to Downtown Detroit to pass out sandwiches, fruit, and water to anyone who needed or just wanted something to eat or drink. We were walking through Greektown and I noticed that every single person who was walking down the sidewalk in front of us were crossing the street. I didn't know why until we got closer. This man was laying on some steps. It made me sad that people were afraid to walk on the same side of the street that he was laying on. He wasn't laying on the sidewalk so why were people afraid? I felt so sad for him and I knew he must be hungry and thirsty. I didn't want to wake him so I walked up to him and put a bottle of water and an apple by his head. It felt so good to leave a surprise for him. I always tell people that even one bottle of water or one hot dog could save someones life. The smallest thing can make the biggest difference for someone who is having a hard time. So you don't have to be rich with money, just rich with love and compassion.
The Steve Harvey Show flew our family to Universal Studios in Orlando for an all expenses paid VIP vacation and to receive the Steve Harvey Hero Award. I don't think I am a hero, I am just doing what needs to be done. I received a lot of responses from being on your show too. Thank you Mr. Harvey! We had a great time!
My Friends gave me a Surprise Birthday Party on my 12th Birthday. They all signed this great sign and they gave me a present. They handed me a plastic shopping bag filled with coins they had collected for me. They said they knew it wasn't much, but they wanted to show me how much they appreciate all I do for them every week. To me it was like they gave me a million dollars!
THANK YOU ANDIAMO ITALIA RESTAURANT!!
Mr. Vicari, Chef Frank, and Andiamo Italia Restaurant have offered to Sponsor our Dinners twice a month! They are mentoring me on how a Food Truck works and how to cook their amazing Food!
It has been so cool to be partnering with you.
Emma and I are so thankful and so are our Friends.
WALTER THE WOOD CARVER
This was probably one of the best days I have had since I Started Sharing 8 yrs ago. My Friend, Walter the Wood Carver finally moved into his new apartment 2 yrs ago after living on the streets for many years. Grandma and I brought some gifts for him. Walter said he cried all night long The first night because he felt so blessed. He was so excited to show us all around his apartment . He wanted me to take a picture with him shaking my hand in every room. He told every single person in the building who we were. He is so excited about the mail room, laundry room, workout room , and he wants me to play basketball with him in the gym next time. He even had gifts waiting for Emma and Grandma. He is making me a Detroit Tiger cane too.
I have watched Walter go from the lowest point in his life to the highest. I don't like talking about me , but I want to share this story. Walter told me that Me, Mr Bill and my family saved his life. He did not want to go on anymore then one day a couple of years ago he was walking through the field where I Share and I went up to talk to him. I said hi and asked him his name. He had a cane under his arm he had started to carve. He used to carve all the time, but hadn't done it for a while. I asked him all about his stick and he told me how he carved it . He tells me that was the minute that changed his life . He said a little kid cared enough to come over and talk to him and Showed interest in his carving. It gave him Hope. From that day on, we have had a special bond. He started to carve again making beautiful statues . He carved a few Moses with child statutes. One day he showed me one of the best ones he ever made and said it was Moses and The child was me. He also carves canes for the Veterans for our Support a Vet Campaign. Our friend and volunteer, Mr Bill, had a big part in all of this. We sold many by posting them on my Facebook page so he could earn money to finally get back on his feet again. It really is amazing how easy it is to help someone. It was so simple , but it changed his life and he says saved it. I am so proud of Walter. He Thanks everyone. I want to also thank everyone who bought carvings or canes that helped Walter get the money he needed.- Robby
This is the first thing I saw when I walked into Walter's new apartment!
ONE OF MY GOALS IS TO GET OUR OWN SHARING IS CARING FOOD TRUCK FOR OUR FRIENDS.
I have had a dream for 9 years to get a food truck because it will let us get to more areas in need and it will be easier to transport food. Right now we have to fill 2 or 3 cars every week with food and other items to take to Sharing because we are serving on average 200 hot dinners every week. Grandma has more mashed potatoes and gravy stains in her car then we can count. It is also hard to keep the food hot. AND we don't have enough room for all of the socks, boots, blankets, clothes, hygiene products that we take every week too. I feel bad asking for things, but the things I ask for are not for me, but for people who desperately need them. I know one day we will raise enough money for our Friends Food Truck! Thank you!
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FOX 2 AMY'S ANGELS INTERVIEWED EMMA FOR WINNING THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD 2019!
THE FLINT WATER CRISIS CONTINUES.
THANK YOU TO DELTA AIRLINES FOR THEIR CONTINUOUS DONATION OF WATER WHENEVER WE NEED IT!
Flint Update..Ok...so...from what we saw today, it's worse than what we thought. We passed out a couple thousand bottles of water and it was like a drip. We had heard that the poorest neighborhoods were not getting enough or any of the water donations, so we decided to go and deliver to houses in those neighborhoods so we could give Hand to Hand. The first streets we went on looked worse than some in Detroit. Abandoned, burned, and boarded up, but people still live there. The first stop we made we rolled down the window and asked if they needed water. Five people yelled "Yes!" We got out of the truck and we were giving them cases of water then a fight started so we decided to leave. They are desperate. We found a church in the same neighborhood and dropped off a lot of the cases of water and snacks. They said Thank God because they only had a few cases left. Then we went to the Humane Society and gave cases of water for the animals . Then we went to the Flint Fire Department Headquarters where cars were lined up. Each car is allowed no more than 2 cases each. We asked where we could put our donations and they said there was another place across town where you drop it off, not there. They gave us the address. We drove across town for 20 mins and when we got to where they told us, it was an empty, deserted mall parking lot. There was no water or people Anywhere in site. In fact driving around the city for 4 hrs we only found one other place besides the fire station passing water out, the one church . We had to drop off the rental truck in Flint at 4 so we had to drive back 20 mins to do that. We had about 20 cases of water and food left. We parked on the street and opened the back of the truck. Cars started pulling up so we asked if they needed water. Everyone said yes. The last guy pulled up in his truck and said "Please, please, help me. I have children and they can't brush their teeth, take a bath, or drink the water. They only give you 2 cases at the pick up spots, but that's if you get there early enough. Some of my friends don't have cars to even get to them. The last water I got was 2 days ago and they said I could only have 2 gallons. My son is in Kindergarten and his teacher told him when he gets to school today she would have water for him. When I went to pick him up, she told me they didn't have any left. My son is only 5 yrs old!"
We gave the guy all we had left. He had a tear and thanked us. Before he drove away, he said, "There is No Way Out"
Thank you Uncle Rick for driving the truck.