As a returning member of the board of directors for the Children’s Village of East Texas, Jon Moore believes in the organization’s mission to help the children of Northeast Texas who are neglected, abused, or homeless, and who need care. Celebrating 30 years of service, the not-for-profit organization has provided 24-hour residential care for children and been dedicated to offering them healing and hope for a better future.
“Children’s Village takes no state or federal funds. Charitable giving of time or monetary resources goes to help feed, clothe, and provide a loving environment for children in their care,” Mr. Moore said. “The Children’s Village provides love, structure, and discipline, and teaches skills to help the children increase self-esteem, improve their social skills, achieve academic success, and help them be successful when they return home or are adopted.”
On both Saturday, July 10, and Saturday, July 17, the Children’s Village will hold its 27th Annual Benefit Horse Show at the Tyler Saddle Club Mount Selman Arena. The event is for riders of all ages. The first Saturday will feature timed events and the second Saturday will be for pleasure events. The rider with the highest points will receive a beautiful Billy Cook saddle. Registration will be held at the arena on both Saturdays.
Outside of his service to the Children’s Village, Mr. Moore also serves on the board of directors for the East Texas Crisis Center and is a member of the South Tyler Rotary, where he has previously served on the board.
“We are blessed to live in a community that provides the perfect environment for raising a family and making a living. Volunteering is my way of trying to help maintain such an environment and give back to this community,” Mr. Moore said.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Mr. Moore has lived in Tyler for 10 years. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of Bayland, 10, and Breela, 6. Mr. Moore is a graduate of Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and received his bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University. He earned his master’s degree in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and his master of business administration degree from Hugh McColl School of Business at Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Moore family attends Green Acres Baptist Church.
“The economic security, stability, and vitality of Tyler provide a supportive and secure community for my children,” Mr. Moore said. “The strength of the Tyler community is rooted in the charity and community focus of its people. Taking into consideration what this community has meant to me and my family, I believe it is imperative for me to find ways to give back and that is through volunteering.”
If you would like to sponsor an event, please visit childrensvillageofeasttexas.org.