What is Moore Love?
Moore Public Schools completed its annual fundraising effort for local nonprofits and its students, their families, employees, community members, and business partners raised a combined total of $378,731.95. The nonprofits were selected as beneficiaries in July 2022 by Superintendent Leadership Academy students from Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore High School. The nonprofits will receive checks in April that will help them sustain selected programs or develop new initiatives. The Bridges Moore concept will also be a step closer to becoming a reality for MPS.
This is the 6th year of the MPS Moore Love philanthropic initiative, focusing on engaging the MPS community to unite as one fundraising powerhouse to provide funding to local nonprofits that support MPS students and families. The set MPS fundraising month is February, but students begin their activities for their intra-district competition almost as soon as school starts in August.
Moore Love 2023 Final Fundraising Results Video
Moore Love 2022-23 Beneficiaries:
- Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (Food & Resource Center, Moore): MPS has previously worked with RFBO to provide food in backpacks for approximately 700 MPS elementary students without enough food at home to sustain them over the weekend. Fortunately, our students and community have worked hard to fund the Backpack Program for the next two years. Therefore, funds will go to support the Food & Resource Center in Moore.
- Bridges Moore: Bridges, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has the mission of empowering students to succeed who are in family crisis or who live alone. Staff work to remove barriers to high school graduation, including help with food, clothing, shelter, and medical needs. Bridges support students with counseling in life skills and encourage them to finish high school with the support of mentors and resources. Currently, Bridges cares for shelter-insecure MPS students at their site in Norman, but this project brings the Bridges concept to a dedicated site in Moore for MPS. Our donation will be dedicated to MPS students being served by Bridges and will also be allocated to the startup costs when the Bridges Moore site is operational.
- Mary Abbott Children’s House: Abbott House provides services to children ages 3 to 18 years old from Cleveland, McClain, and Garvin Counties regarding many types of abuse and neglect, as well as being a witness to a crime or in a drug-endangered situation. In 2021, 723 children began their healing journey through the Abbott House. MACH works closely with law enforcement, the district attorney's office, child protective services, mental health care professionals, and medical professionals to maintain a child-friendly atmosphere during investigations of abuse.
- The Sparrow Project: Based in Moore and founded by parents of MPS graduates, The Sparrow Project provides an opportunity for adults with disabilities to live a fulfilling life post-high school. Social events help MPS and other district graduates by involving them in community volunteer work and activities giving them a chance to continue to interact with their peers. A goal of TSP is to expand sessions to four days per week instead of twice. This group is completely funded by individuals and corporate donations.
- Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children: The core of OBHC is to provide a safe and loving space for women and children who need a home, human services, and hope. The south Oklahoma City site provides services through Children’s Hope, providing single mothers who are 18 and older education on career and parental development, money management, relational needs, and more
Moore Love Apparel Orders
Proceeds from Moore Love apparel sales go directly to our overall fundraising number. Big thanks to Massive Graphics for designing our shirt logo and setting up our online store!
Many thanks in advance for all that you’ll do this year to support our local agencies through Moore Love. We couldn’t make the impact that we have without each of you and your support. In Moore Public Schools (MPS), we have approximately 24,500 students and 2,700 staff members in our 35 school sites. We are all excited about raising funds and giving back to these deserving organizations.
The application period is open for local nonprofits wishing to apply to become a Moore Love beneficiary for the 2023-24 school year.
The application closes on Friday, July 7, 2022. The PDF application is linked below: