Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Michael’s Gifts

Christmas gift_redwhite_300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY (12/04/12) – A Muhlenberg County couple is collecting toys for Christmas gifts in memory of their grandson, Michael Dewayne Moore, who passed away December 18, 2010 at 20-years-of-age. His memory is being carried on through his family in the spirit of good will and giving to others during their own time of need.

Mike and his wife Christy started Michael’s Gifts last year as a way to keep Michael’s spirit in memory. Mike told SurfKY News that they felt like Christmas was going to be a time of sadness as they moved forward, and they wanted to find some way to channel their grief for a good cause. Mike said he’s aware that there are many groups doing the same sort of charity or mission work this time of year; however, “Lots of children and families fall through the cracks,” he said.

The couple began the Michael’s Gifts mission last Christmas and started informing others in the community about it via Facebook. They partnered with Fred’s Dollar Store, located on Everly Brothers Blvd. in Central City, to collect toys as well. There is a bin set up inside the store with Michael’s memorial picture on it so that anyone shopping may donate a toy for the mission. Fred’s is also donating all of the gift wrap to the Moore family for distribution to the families who get the gifts.

He said that they prefer the gifts to be within the $5-$10 price range and specifically for children 12 and under. He expressed that he realizes there are children over the age of 12 who also need gifts; however, it wasn’t feasible for them to be able to purchase as many gifts for older children, whose gift preference isn’t simply in toys but rather video games, electronics, and other things that aren’t suitable for a toy drive. They are also asking that there be no monetary donations made, as they are trying to focus on gifting toys only and would rather donators purchase the toys themselves. Mike said that he and his wife will be more than happy to make arrangements with the people who donate toys to pick them up.

Anyone who decides to pick up a $5-$10 toy for gifting can drop it at the Fred’s toy bin or may contact Moore via personal email. That contact information also applies to anyone who is or knows a family with children having personal financial struggles during this Christmas season and may not be able to provide toys for their children.

Mike further explained that they usually begin dropping off the toys and wrapping paper to families about a week before Christmas. He said they like to try to get to the homes during the school day or while the children are not at home. “We want the parents to be able to give the gifts to their kids without having to explain where they came from.”

The Moores set a gifting goal of 25 families and their children this year, and so far they have names of 11 families and around 24 children. They give as many gifts as they can to each child, determined by the number of children they are giving to divided by the number of gifts they have. The Moores may be contacted by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

Owensboro Police Activity Report

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/29/14) — Owensboro Police reported the following recent arrests and citations: Brenda Bloomer, 57, of… Read More

Homeplace Events and Activities

DOVER, Tenn. (7/29/14) — Labor Day weekend 2014, join The Homeplace in celebrating the hard labor and handmade skills… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 28, 2014 3023

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2644

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2168

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1570

Madisonville Man Arrested for Assault,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1569

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 3023

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2644

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2168

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1570

Madisonville Man Arrested for Assault,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1569

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 938

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 856

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 690

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 28, 2014 376

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 268

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 28, 2014 1186

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 28, 2014 1098

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 29, 2014 1017

Muhlenberg Woman Arrested in Identity…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 29, 2014 610

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 29, 2014 591

McLean County Man Charged for Alleged…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03