Edmond Memorial’s annual community service project, Swine Week, began in 1986 when a small group of student council members decided that they wanted to make a difference in their school and community. They decided to raise money for a little girl who was in need of a kidney transplant. The students approached the principal, who supported the endeavor and even agreed to kiss a pig if they reached their total of $2,000, and in which they did, Swine Week was born.
Flash forward 34 years, and EMHS students have since raised over $6.5 million for charity. Last year, we raised $479,801 for Make Promises Happen! Swine Week’s money was able to help Make Promises Happen build a conference center that will soon be the central meeting place for many camp activities.
2020 Swine Week Recipient
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, Halo Project, a 10-week intensive outpatient intervention designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children in foster care, children that have been adopted or children that exhibit difficulty in the area of attachment.
HALO Project relies heavily on the Trust Based Relational Intervention model created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development.
Families that participated in HALO Project experienced a decrease in relational frustration with their child, an increase in attachment, parenting confidence, and involvement. Parents reported a decrease in problematic behaviors in their children and reported less frustration with the problematic behaviors. Overall, all families reported an increase in compassion and understanding of their child and their unique history.
Common Thread Recipient:
Additionally, each year, all three Edmond High Schools select one organization as a Common Thread to receive 5% of each school’s final totals. This year, our Common Thread recipient is Cleats For Kids, C4K empowers kids to live healthier lifestyles and learn life lessons through sports by providing sports shoes and safe equipment to kids in need. C4K changes lives and gives underserved kids hope and self-confidence.
|2019||$587,952||Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County||Dr. Sooie|
|2018||$479,801||Make Promises Happen||Alice in Wonderham|
|2017||$411,480||The Isaiah Stone Foundation||Toy Boary|
|2016||$524,452||Calm Waters||30 for 30: History of Hogs|
|2015||$701,334||Angels Foster Family Network OKC||Pigtendo|
|2014||$441,552||City Rescue Mission||Monster's Oink|
|2013||$353,011||Limbs for Life||Star Boars|
|2012||$475,709||Oklahoma Project Woman||Pigsney World|
|2011||$462,000||Oklahoma Children's Heart Center||Hoggy Potter|
|2010||$527,000||Jimmy Everest Children's Cancer Center||Piggy Wonka|
|2009||$318,000||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation||Pigelodeon|
|2008||$264,000||OK Family Center for Autism||Viva Hog Vegas|
|2007||$220,000||Cystic Fibrosis Foundation||New Pork City|
|2006||$145,000||Hearts for Hearing||Peter Ham|
|2005||$141,650||Smile for a Child||Mardi Hog|
|2004||$129,000||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||Brave Hog|
|2003||$143,000||Individual - Joshua Ashford||Jabacon Me Crazy|
|2002||$185,000||Individual - Jim Linam||Pig Floyd: Pork Side of the Moon|
|2001||$172,000||Individual - Jesslyn Keith||Jurassic Pork|
|2000||$120,000||Individual - Britton Burnett||Mihami Vice|
|1999||$85,000||Individual - Matt Adams||Welc-Ham to the Jungle|
|1998||$60,000||Individual - Carson Scott||Bacon on the Beach|
|1997||$27,600||Individual - Jane Vanhoose||Hog Heaven in '97|
|1996||$15,700||Individual - Zach Jackson||Bringing Home the Bacon|
|1995||$10,000||Individual - Yancy Bain||Dogs Going Hog Wild|
|1994||$10,000||Individual - Kyle Shahan||Swine Time!|
|1993||$4,900||Individual - Toby Harris||Hogs & Dogs|
|1992||$3,700||Individual - Jessica Lacy||Pork Chop, Pig Slop, Pigs Reek, Swine Week|
|1991||$3,000||Individual - Andy Reynolds||When Pigs Fly|
|1990||$3,200||Individual - Eddie McAffrey||Swine Me, Dine Me in 1990|
|1989||$2,500||Individual - John Reason||Who Framed Squiggly Piggly?|
|1988||$3,000||Individual - Ryan McCoy||Ham It Up!|
|1987||$3,200||Individual - Saxon Vandagriff||Let the Mud Fly!|
|1986||$3,000||Individual - Robin Orendoff||Hogs & Kisses|