Extra Credit: Fundraising twins "Party with a Purpose" - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Extra Credit: Fundraising twins "Party with a Purpose"

By Kym Clark - bio | email | Follow us on Twitter

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - They're twelve and they're twins and charitable, too! Their "Party with a Purpose" has become a summer vacation "must." That's why Adrianne and Autumn Moore are an Extra Credit Dynamic duo.

We caught up with them as they addressed the final invitations to their second annual event at the Links in Whitehaven Clubhouse.  This year's event will benefit the Diggs-Krauss Sickle Cell Services Foundation.

Autumn says they chose this particular charity because they have a family friend with the red blood cell disorder. But the whole idea for the event began with fun in mind.

Adrianne says they just wanted to have an end of the school year party for friends, but they decided to make it more a "Party with a Purpose."

Last year's party benefited the Ronald McDonald house. The girls say their classmates had so much fun then, that they began asking about this year's event last fall as soon as school started.

The Moore twins say everybody wins from their parties...especially the groups who benefit financially.

President and CEO of the Diggs-Krauss Sickle Cell Foundation, Trevor Thompson - a sickle cell patient himself - says the party is an also an excellent way to bring awareness to the disease and let everyone know that people still suffer with the blood disorder by handing out pamphlets and packets of information to party-goers.

Adrianne and Autumn are just happy to help as many organizations and people as they can and hope to host their "Party with a Purpose" every year, helping a different charity each time.

The Moore's asked each guest to donate 10 dollars as they entered the party and at last check they raised more than $1000.


If you have an idea for a Future Extra Credit report...please send an email to: extracredit@wmctv.com.

Copyright 2009 WMC-TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly