Eddie Cleveland, founder and owner of Rob’e Mans, believes it’s important to give back to the community. At Rob’e Mans, we believe not only in providing you with great customer service and quality work, but also in giving our time and money to causes we care about. Our success enables us to pay it forward with donations of our time and money to the following causes:
Spring Valley School
Eddie’s own son attends the local Spring Valley School, a sanctuary for students with dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, and other learning differences. In addition to supporting the school, Eddie and his wife Trish are involved with the school’s annual Feed the Need program, which provides 10,000 meals to Haiti and Birmingham. Trish served as the Feed the Need Event Director and Corporate Captain helping the school to raise $80,000 in 2015 and over $60,000 in 2016. During the summer of 2016, the couple helped Spring Valley School transition into their new school building. They had more than 150 service hours between them. Some of the activities they completed included cutting the grass and hedges, pressure washing the playground, putting up new playground equipment, cleaning, taping, putting down drop cloths, ordering supplies, painting, moving furniture, and directing other volunteers. In March 2017, Spring Valley School took their 8-12 graders on a school trip to Washington DC. Eddie accompanied his son and served as a chaperone.
A Christian organization that gives children in need a chance in this world by providing them with a healthy home, discipline, and direction, as well as teaching them a Godly work ethic. The Big Oak Ranch also provides transition apartments, ways for children to stay active, and job assistance—everything they need to be successful in life!
Run by the US Marine Corps Reserve, this program provides toys to needy children in the community, Rob’e Mans is a designated collection facility and you can drop off new, unopened toys with us during the Christmas season.
Eddie serves as an assistant scout master for Troup One, based out of South Minister Church. His son has been a scout for many years and along with Eddie, they have participated in many Eagle Projects for the community, such as trail development, building outdoor seating areas for local churches and parks, and rebuilding scout cabins. In 2016, Eddie's son achieved the rank of Eagle Scout by building 6 outdoor benches for his school. Both Trish and her son sold Christmas trees to help raise money for his Boy Scout troop. In 2017, Eddie conducts a class at Rob'e Mans for Troop 1 to earn their Automotive Maintenance badge. Also, he continues to maintain the vans for Boy Scouts Troop 1 to ensure the vans are safe and ready to go on scouting events.
The Jimmy Hale Mission offers shelters for the homeless, recovery programs, after school Bible programs, and learning centers. Eddie and his wife Trish help provide funding to feed 500 people every Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
The ADA helps to save lives, educate the public about the disease and preventative measures, and to search for a cure. Being diabetic herself, this is a sponsorship near and dear to Eddie’s wife, Trish.
Both organizations focus on the physical and mental health of our American soldiers. The Wounded Warrior Project also focuses on the long-term financial well-being of injured vets, their families, and their care-takers. K-9s for Warriors provides service dogs to warriors suffering from PTSD and injury.
We proudly donate to this organization that works to enhance the lives of children and families in South Africa by providing the resources and education they need to improve their family situation financially, educationally, and spiritually. We started sponsoring Asemahle Yothwana from Umzimvubu, South Africa in Sept 9, 2009. World Vision supplies family farms with chickens and seeds so they can both eat and sell eggs and food they cultivate. Each year as a family, we decide what animals or supplies we want to sponsor for that year. We have donated chickens, goats, ducks, rabbits, clothing, medicine, necessities and soccer balls. Through their Channels of Hope program, they address the AIDS health crisis in South Africa by empowering church leaders to provide education programs and care for people living with AIDS. World Vision also uses donated funds to help train healthcare workers, improve childhood education, and train families on how to grow small businesses.