It's not just serving up bowls of clam chowder for the operators and crew of Mo's Restaurants.
The Oregon Coast Mo’s Restaurants are gearing up this week to drop off over $12,000 in school supplies, including 168 Hideaway Helper lockdown shades for classroom windows to be installed in all of the school classrooms at Taft and Oceanlake Elementary Schools and at Taft 7-12 High School.
According to Mo's Restaurant Regional Manager Bob Scull, the company vision of “build up the communities they reside in” is shining through by ensuring that students throughout the Central and North Coast and Portland will have school supplies to start off the school year with the tools they need to succeed. Cases of paper, pencils, crayons as well as backpacks, shoes, socks and much more are being distributed to 10 different schools.
School safety is also a concern for the Mo’s crew.
With the help of Sue Graves, Safety Coordinator for the Lincoln County School District, Scull said Mo’s purchased Hideaway Helper Lockdown shades for every classroom in Taft Elementary, Oceanlake Elementary and Taft 7-12 High School.
In the event of an active shooter in a school, Scull said the lockdown safety shades will make it impossible for the shooter to see into any of the classrooms.
“We pray a situation like this will never happen again in any school but it is reassuring to know safety shades have been installed and are available for all teachers and students to use in case of an emergency” Scull said.
Mo's is expected to deliver the school supplies to the Lincoln City Stuff-A-Bus program at the Lincoln City Outlets Friday morning, Aug. 31. No date has been set yet, Scull said, for delivery of the security shades.
Mo’s Restaurants are located in Florence, Newport, Otter Rock, Lincoln City, Cannon Beach, Astoria and in the Portland International Airport.