What is Swine Week?
Edmond Memorial’s annual community service project, Swine Week, began in 1986 when a small group of students decided to raise money for a friend in need. The students approached the principal, who supported the endeavor and even agreed to kiss a pig. $3,000 was raised, the principal kissed a pig, and Swine Week was born. Flash forward 35 years, and EMHS students have since raised over $7 million dollars for charity. Last year, we raised $587,952 for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County! Swine Week’s money was able to help The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County build a teen center that helps enable the youth of Oklahoma City.
EMHS students have graciously devoted their time & money to help those in need. Please help us reach our goal and make our principal kiss a pig, a tradition since 1986.
Swine Week gives our community and student body one common goal – to help those in need. It involves the entire Edmond and Oklahoma City community.
Each year, Swine Week chooses a local nonprofit; this year we need your help raising money for our 2020 recipient, The HALO Project.
EMHS is filled with selfless students, teachers, and administrators. EMHS is devoted to tradition, excellence, and helping others through Swine Week.
2020 marks the 35th year of serving our community through this philanthropic venture, and we would deeply appreciate your support in our mission to help this year’s recipient, the HALO Project, an organization dedicated to healing children from hard places in need. The HALO Project cares for abused and neglected children in Oklahoma through three levels of healing. First, they provide a unique counseling treatment. Second, they prevent the cycle of abuse by providing healing to parents. Third, they train child welfare professionals and teachers how to care for abused and neglected children. HALO has healed hundreds of Oklahoma families and impacts over 25,000 children each year.