Etown sisters collecting school supplies for students
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Etown sisters collecting school supplies for students


BUT IT’S THEIR VOICE THAT FUELS
THEIR PASSION TO GIVING BACK. ♪
[GOSPEL SINGING]
STEPHON: THE SWEET SOUND OF
GOSPEL HAS BEEN PART OF THE
MOORE FAMILY FOR MORE THAN 40
YEARS. THESE THREE SISTERS — ROCHELLE,
RITA AND RHONDA — HAVE USED
THEIR VOICE AS A CALL TO ACTION,
AS THEY STUFF BACKPACKS FULL OF
PENCILS, NOTEBOOKS AND A LOT OF
LOVE.>>WE WERE JUST GOING TO DO IT
ONE TIME AND BE DONE WITH IT. THE LORD SAW IT DIFFERENTLY, SO,
AND AS SHE SAID, IT HAS GROWN
EVERY YEAR. SO IT’S MORE THAN WHAT I EVER
EXPECTED. STEPHON: IN WHAT IS NOW THEIR
12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE MOORE
SISTERS COLLECT, THROUGH
DONATIONS AND A LOT OF THEIR OWN
MONEY, SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND
ESSENTIALS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS IN NEED.>>WE STARTED OUT THE FIRST YEAR
WITH MAYBE 30 OR 40 KIDS. LAST YEAR, WE GAVE ABOUT 150 OR
160 BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL
SUPPLIES. STEPHON: WHAT STARTED AS AN
INITIATIVE NAMED AFTER THE
FAMILY WAS RENAMED A FEW YEARS
AGO AFTER THEIR NEPHEW JACOB,
WHO WAS KILLED IN A CAR CRASH. THIS FRIDAY’S SCHOOL SUPPLY
GIVEAWAY WILL CENTER AROUND THE
GOSPEL.>>WE HAVE A PROGRAM SET ASIDE,
WE HAVE A THEME, AND WE HAVE
THREE SPEAKERS TO COME IN TO
GIVE JUST SOME MOTIVATIONAL
SPEAKING. WE HAVE PRAISE DANCING AND
MUSIC, AND AT THE END WE HAVE A
SPECIAL BLESSING OVER THE
CHILDREN. STEPHON: THE MOORE SISTERS SAY
THEY JUST WANT TO LAY THE
FOUNDATION OF HOPE INTO THE NEXT
CHILD OF GOD.>>WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT CALL AND
ASK, IS IT TIME IS IT GETTING
, CLOSE? OR I REMEMBER THE SONG, THAT WE
DID WELL. I REMEMBER THIS WAS SAID, SO YOU
HOPE THAT, LIKE MARTIN LUTHER
KING SAID, SEE IF I CAN HELP
SOMEBODY AS I PASS ALONG THAT’S
, WHAT IT’S ABOUT. THAT’S WHAT IT’S AB

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