Parker Killian GIVES Moore is a 501c3 charitable organization — all funds raised are tax deductible and support scholarships and other life-changing opportunities for young people to reach for their dreams.
NOTE: Please do not confuse other fundraising efforts and projects in Parker’s name with the endeavors sanctioned by Parker Killian GIVES Moore. If you have questions about our initiatives, scholarships, or events, please feel free to use our contact form, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest in SCHOLARSHIPS from Parker Killian GIVES Moore:
The Parker Killian Gives Moore Scholarship award for Positive Arc’s: Operation Green School — a STEM based camp — was awarded to Rozalyn Scott. Rozalyn seized the opportunity to take part in a camp that showcased her gifts and talents in the area of environmental awareness with STEM mindset.
The 2 scholarship winners for Central Georgia Technical College and 1 scholarship winner for Piedmont Tech for Fall 2019 will be announced soon. Scholarships are also coming for Spring 2020, and will include the addition of a new college.
Here’s Tiffany Hassell; the 2019 recipient from Gwinnett Technical College.
Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins, GA.
Fall 2018 – $250 scholarships have been awarded to two (2) single parents accepted in the RN program.
Leah, Parker’s Mom, was a single parent most of his life, and he was her inspiration to become an RN so she could always provide for him. This scholarship represents the enduring and loving relationship between Leah and Parker.
Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, SC
Spring 2019 – $500 scholarship has been awarded to a student accepted into the Veterinary Tech Program, Newberry Campus, Newberry, SC.
Fall 2018 – $500 scholarship has been awarded to a student accepted into the Veterinary Tech Program, Newberry Campus, Newberry, SC.
Parker lived nearby for 5 ½ years with his Mom and Grandmother while she was in nursing school. Parker loved animals and considered attending Veterinary Tech School.
Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA.
Spring 2019 – $500 scholarship has been awarded to a student accepted into the Vet Tech program.
Fall 2018 – $500 scholarship has been awarded to a student accepted into the Photography program. Parker loved photography and was interested in pursuing this field of study.
Summer 2019 – The Camp Sewee Scholarship has been awarded to Drake Sauls.
Update: Drake attended Camp Sewee and had a great time!
Summer 2018 – One scholarship awarded to an elementary/middle school student who embodies the character of Parker – his love of life, the outdoors and for others.
The 2018 scholarship was awarded to Kaden Myers, 5th grade, Prosperity-Rikard Elementary School, Proserity, SC. Parker attended Prosperity-Rikard for kindergarten and first grade when he and his Mom lived with his grandmother. The 2018 scholarship was awarded to Kaden on Parker’s 24th birthday, March 12, by his great uncle/aunt and cousin, Adam Powalie, whom he attended camp with several summers. Kaden attended Camp Sewee in June 2018 and reported having an enriching and wonderful experience.
Ride Away Music Fest
Ride Away Music Fest – October 19, 2019, 2-10pm; Suwanee Town Center Park, Suwanee, Georgia. Please click on the link above for the latest info. A music festival to honor Parker and his love of music. The festival will be a community-spirited event as well an avenue to raise funds for scholarships and other endeavors in keeping with mission of Parker Killian GIVES Moore.
Parker’s Trail – The Walk at Sandy Run
August 30, 2019 — Dedication and Ribbon-cutting!
June 26, 2019 — Handrails up!
June 24, 2019 — Parker’s cousins at his trail (thanks Grandy!)
June 14, 219
Groundbreaking – Tuesday, June 19 @10:00am.
Tim Thomas – Warner Robins City Council is responsible for naming the 1,100′ x 8′ ft. boardwalk, “Parker’s Trail” winding through the wetlands at the new passive park, The Walk at Sandy Run. The park is being constructed on South Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. Completion date: May 2019
April 2019: Looking good!
March 2019: Progress continues!
February 2019: Excited that construction has begun!
Frank Osborne Middle School -- Memorial Tree
Osborne Middle School planted this tree and placed this plaque in Parker’s honor in February 2019. Parker attended Osborne Middle for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. He was an active member of the orchestra and played the violin all three years he attended, 2005 – 2008.
The Swings at Little Mulberry Park
Two memorial swings have been placed at Little Mulberry Park, Auburn, GA. in Parker’s memory.
Parker loved Little Mulberry Park and he and his friends hiked Little Mulberry many times as kids and adults. On occasion, they got lost.
It was a favorite place for Parker to reflect and photograph. So when we had to find somewhere to celebrate Parker and his extraordinary life – it became clear that ‘Little Mulberry’ was the ONLY possibility. February 1 was a cold wintry and painfully sad day. But many friends and family gathered to share, cry, and celebrate Parker in a place he loved.
Several weeks after, We shared our story with Gwinnett Parks Foundation. They had a vision of placing two swings in the park, each with a memorial plaque. Parker’s Mom’s family and Barberito’s both decided this was a great and lasting way to remember and honor him.
One swing was placed beside the pavilion looking out over the pond, exactly where his service was held. They even cut tress back to give a clear view of the pond.
The second swing was already installed. It sat at the highest point in the park and the highest point in Gwinnett County and overlooked Parker’s other favorite place – the North Georgia Mountains. He and his friends hiked and camped many times there.