Wave of Change Continues with Child Abuse Awareness Pinwheel Planting

“The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela 

The Wave of Change continues to grow.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 2 years since our world shut down.  Back in the first few months of the pandemic in 2020, we witnessed so much suffering that was new and frightening.  One area was in our stores, restaurants and service businesses. My business also was affected with the school closures. Perhaps yours was too.  I felt powerless.  And while there is so much we cannot control, there are things we can do to help.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

Inspired by this quote from Mother Teresa, in September of 2020 I made a plan to help my fellow small business owners in Laguna Beach during national small business week and at the same time support my Moore Law team.

I wanted to create my own ripple and spread the word for others to join me and create a “Wave of Change.” This was going to be a one-time event, but it was so great, we decided to keep the momentum going.  We continued the Wave of Change campaigns almost every month since then. See below for a summary of each.

Other businesses and friends have joined in this Wave of Change effort to make positive change in their communities. It’s the thought, the support, the coming together that matters. We to inspire you to make your own ripple, join the wave.

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.  But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa

April was Child Abuse Awareness Month. At Moore Law for Children, issues involving children are close to our hearts. So, we partnered with the Priority Center for their Pinwheel Project.  We purchased and planted over a dozen pinwheels in Laguna Beach to support awareness for children at risk. And we donated lots of diapers for families in need. If you want to learn more about how you can help, visit Priority Center.  Director of Development Evelyn Ramirez-Schultz and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Laura Henkels  will be happy to hear from you. If you are concerned about the safety if a child, for non-emergencies make a report to the Child Abuse Reporting Hotline of Orange County (800)-207-4464.

We hope like the flowers during this spring season, your happiness, health and families are growing strong and beautiful!

Meldie M. Moore & the Entire Team,
Moore Law For Children.

 

Summary of Wave of Change Campaigns:

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

As a small business owner and resident of Laguna Beach, Meldie Moore of Moore Law for Children, inspired from a quote of Mother Teresa, made a plan to help neighboring small business owners in Laguna Beach, even in a small way, while creating opportunities for team bonding within her firm who were working virtually.

She believed one person can make a difference, like a stone thrown in the water casts a ripple.  Together, the ripples can come together to form a wave. A wave of change for the better.  So began the “Wave of Change” in September of 2020.

2020

September: We supported small local stores for National Small Business Week by spending $1,000 in one hour.
October: We supported small women owned service business for National Women’s Small Business Week by treating my team to massages, pedicures and haircuts.
November: We selected and donated to 10 local non-profits.
December: We supported small businesses and donated holiday gifts to a local shelter for teenagers, Waymakers.

2021

January: We held a clothing drive for The Friendship Shelter, a local homeless shelter in Laguna Beach.
February: We collaborated with the Council on Aging to deliver handmade Valentine’s Day cards to over 1000 seniors and disabled adults living in facilities.
March: We participated in a 5K walk and donated business attire for Women Helping Women, an organization dedicated to helping men and women reenter the work force.
April: We organized a beach clean-up at Crystal Cove.
May: Gratitude Practices: we participated in daily gratitude practices as a team for 30 days.
June: We supported local restaurants by bringing in lunch once a week for the team.
July: We donated to the Arthritis Foundation as a tribute to my living with Rheumatoid Arthritis since age 10.
August: We celebrated the arts at Pageant of the Masters and donated to the Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts which serves disabled children and their families.
September: For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we went to great lengths, literally! We I cut off our lengths of our hair to donate to children with cancer or hair loss.  Find out how you can donate here.  Or to make a donation to the American Cancer Society here.
October: We held a clothing drive for Women Helping Women.
November: Human Options Thanksgiving Sisterhood Event wherein we donated supplies and created Thanksgiving meal baskets for three families.
December: Adopt-a-Family for Christmas through the nonprofit Tony’s Treehouse.

2022

February:  We collaborated with the Council on Aging to deliver handmade Valentine’s Day cards to over 2,000 seniors in long term care.

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