“Sometimes a problem looks so big that it seems unsolvable—or at least that what we as individuals can do, can’t make a difference. Moore Love shows us that this is totally not true. If each of us does our own small bit of good, we can make big changes in the world around us…which is a powerful idea,” WHS Moore Love adviser, Ms. Parks said.
Three years ago, Dr. Romines, Moore Public Schools superintendent, proposed Moore Love, an annual project involving all of MPS. The high schools along with their feeder schools engage in a competition for who can raise the most money.
February is dedicated as Moore Love month, but fundraising is year-round. At the end of February, a winning school is declared and awarded a trophy. A student-lead committee takes applications to decide the charities each year.
The four non-profits for the 2019-2020 school year are Soonerthon, Ally’s House, Moore Faith Medical, and the Regional Food Bank. These organizations benefit students in need of medical attention for chronic or severe illnesses, support for cancer, medical help, and food.
“One of the things I’ve always loved about Moore Love is that it is a real family, and we look out for each other. The importance to me comes from the fact that we are able to make life a little better for our students that these charities benefit.” WHS Moore Love adviser, Mr. Helton said.
Last year the district raised $115,000 for Moore Love and Westmoore contributed around $25,151.54. The district goal for this year is $250,000 and the goal for WHS is $75,000 to $100,000.
“We’ve had several events these past couple of months, and we have so many more planned in the future. This year we are doing what people wanted last year, so I’m excited for you guys to see what it’s going to look like in February,” a Moore Love junior Marketing Chairman, David Fisher said.
Students can get involved in Moore Love by purchasing items from the snack cart in February.
As February approaches, students can also become involved by making posters, decorating for events, and contributing to donations. Organizations, clubs, sport teams, students, parents, or staff can contact Ms. Parks by email, [email protected], to become more involved in participating in Moore Love.