over the last 19 years
100% of proceeds are given to local charities. The 2023 MOYC philanthropic focus is supporting children with special needs and their families. This year our primary beneficiaries will be EMBRACE and the Olivia Bloomfield Foundation.
Born with congenital muscular dystrophy, Olivia made it her superpower. In her 10 years, she accomplished a lifetime of work and service, locally, nationally and globally. She was a fearless and tireless advocate for accessibility and inclusion, championing inclusive playgrounds throughout Kansas City and beyond, because, as she pointed out, “Everybody deserves a chance to play."
Widely known and respected for her activism and leadership around inclusivity, Olivia was the youngest recipient ever to receive the KC Independent’s Rising Stars award in 2022 for her work in the community and school district. She was also named the 2021 Champion of a global urban playground design competition that focused on inclusivity for which her work inspired.
Olivia's legacy and light will live forever in our hearts. The foundation will carry her torch by funding charities and community projects dedicated to improving the lives of those with disabilities. Some current projects underway include the construction of a welcome garden at Lee Ann Britain therapy center, a partnership with Schloegel Design and Remodel to gift an accessible bathroom to a family in need, and gifts of equipment to kids with special needs.
The mission of EMBRACE is to provide the opportunity for an inclusive education by supporting children with disabilities and learning differences in their Catholic schools.
In 2022 $48,000 was donated
Our event funds were donated to Jack's Heart Fund, Nativity House, Gabriel Project and a Honoring Aidan Riley on behalf of MOYC through Sponsorship, Ticket Sales, and Vendor Sales (20% of earnings)
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