We Need Your Help! 2020-2021 Moore Love - MPS Pride
The Moore Love committees at Moore, Westmoore, and Southmoore high schools are leading the charge again this year and will work with their respective feeder junior high and elementary schools to collaborate on events and fundraising. As you know and may be dealing with also, there are many economic, health, and social challenges this year. Therefore, we believed it was best to limit our recipients to only two important organizations so we can help them as best as possible. After interviews, consideration, and discussions - students and leadership selected our 2020-2021 Moore Love Recipients: The Regional Food Bank, Backpack for Kids program and Moore Firefighters Santa Express!
- Regional Food Bank: Moore Public Schools (MPS) works with the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank to provide food items in backpacks for approximately 700 of our elementary students. These students do not have food to sustain them during the weekend and this program helps fulfill this need. There are also food pantries at many junior high and high schools for the older students. No child should be without food or go hungry. Website: www.regionalfoodbank.org
- Moore Firefighters Santa Express: This organization has been meeting the needs of our district’s students and families for almost 40 years. They provide needs such as clothing, food, bedding, or other living needs as shared with them by our school counselors. Their goal is to not only help the low-income families but to help the families who may just be going through a tough time due to loss of employment, family illness, or another personal catastrophe. Website: https://www.cityofmoore.com/departments/fire-department
BIG thanks to the student leadership from OU Dance Marathon (formerly Soonerthon) for their mentorship this year with our high school students. They will assist with event planning and fundraisers.
Some of our schools have already started fundraising, which is great. Our big fundraising month and non-stop fun celebrations will be February 2021! More detailed information will be provided very soon. If you have questions, please contact your principal; your high school Moore Love Adviser: Moore - Taylor McCoy, Westmoore - Melinda Parks and Scott Helton, Southmoore - Brook Lehew; or MPS Communications Director - Dawn Jones.
We are excited to share that the 2019-2020 Moore Love fundraising campaign was the most successful year yet, with more than $240,000 raised for our recipients: Regional Food Bank, Ally’s House, Soonerthon/Children’s Hospital, and the Moore Faith Medical Clinic. Many thanks to our students, staff, families, and patrons for reaching that phenomenal goal and giving back to these organizations who continue to help members of our community every day!