Our Start

Our Beginning

Moore for Kids was founded in 2007 by Kristi and Robert Moore. For years, we had hopes of starting a foundation that focused on helping children in need within our local area. Our primary focus was working with other not-for-profits and assist them in their causes. After moving to New York in 2008, our focus shifted to working with local charities that had a direct impact in the local community. Some of the first organizations we worked with were Make A Wish of WNY and Stone’s Buddies.

In 2012, we had more time available to focus and grow the foundation, and our mission expanded.  We sought out opportunities not necessarily local to Buffalo, but programs that fulfilled our overall mission. We began to emphasize collaboration with businesses and other not-for-profits. Our goal was to build sustainable programs that went in creative new directions and offered better opportunities to assist those in need.

Our prayer is that God will help us use the resources He has gifted to us to help those in need to local Buffalo and abroad.

Meet Our Founders

Rob Moore of Moore for Kids

Rob Moore

Robert Moore was born and raised in Port Allen, Louisiana. A graduate from LSU, he worked in healthcare IT for over 27 years. He is married to Kristi and has three boys and one grandson. He started an IT company called maxIT Healthcare in 2001 with his partners and sold the business in 2012. Currently he is a board member with Make-A-Wish of Western New York, President of Moore for Kids, and partner in a media firm called WagTree. Robert works with local charities to identify needs and develop programs to raise awareness. He enjoys spending time with his family and pursing philanthropic opportunities.

Kristi Moore

Kristi Moore was raised in Western New York. After graduating from SUNY Geneseo, she lived in Texas where she taught middle school and high school science. She and her husband returned to WNY in 2008 to be near family. Currently, she is a stay at home mom who volunteers her time at her childrens’ school and Restoration Church.

We believe an act of kindness
can change someone’s world...

We exist to assist individuals and families during difficult times

Our core belief is that we have a duty to help those in need

Moore for Kids

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