The Moore Chamber Foundation works to give back to our community through a variety of programs and initiatives including Fill the Bus, Hole-O-Ween, and other community events and partnerships that promote the Moore Chamber Foundation's mission.
Established in 2022, the Moore Chamber Foundation comes from a history of rallying at times of need. In 2013, our community suffered an overwhelming tragedy. Nationally, entities came to Moore to want to provide levels of assistance. The Moore Chamber worked with the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma to establish a fund to help pay it forward to bring our businesses back. Since that time, the need to establish a locally managed foundation was recognized and here we are today.
There are hopes that this will begin to continue the impact from 2013 in a more broader scale. Stay tuned to see what the future holds.
Fill the Bus is an annual campaign hosted by the Moore Chamber Business Development Committee and Leadership Moore Alumni where area businesses and sponsors come together and raise money and school supplies that are donated to Moore Public Schools to help teachers offset personal costs of school supplies throughout the year.
The FTB campaign includes area businesses hosting school supply drives at their businesses; volunteers working three Friday afternoons in July in front of the Moore Wal-Mart to collect supplies; wrapping up the campaign during "National Night Out" in August, and delivering supplies to all the schools before school begins.
Each year, this program has grown to benefit more schools and classrooms. In 2022, the FTB campaign was able to provide supplies to 20 Moore schools including 10 elementary schools, all six junior high schools, all three senior high schools, and Vista Academy. Each school received approximately $350 worth of supplies.
By investing in our children today, we are providing them a path to a brighter future tomorrow. EVERY child deserves a chance to succeed.
To become a Fill the Bus Sponsor or to host a corporate drive, contact the Moore Chamber today!
Visit the 2022 Fill the Bus Drop Off EVENT PAGE for a list of the 2022 Fill the Bus sponsors and more details.
Would you like to volunteer at one of our drop-off events? SIGN UP HERE.