Ms. Moore became a community activist more than 30 years ago with the launch of her companies Craft Wheelchair Repair and A Touch With Care, which sell, service, repair and donates wheelchairs and other medical equipment. A staunch supporter of the non-profit Wheels for Humanity, which refurbishes wheelchairs to give to children and adults in developing countries, Moore donates directly to those in need in Tijuana, Mexico. In homage to two close friends whose lives were cut short by breast cancer and to her late mother and sister, she is dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of people who cross her path and is a passionate advocate for the disabled, people with life-threatening illnesses and the homeless. She is a volunteer at the Union Rescue Mission and formed her own non-profit, Heaven Bound, which distributes clothing to those in need.
Throughout her 30-year history as an Entrepreneur, Moore has also made to find time to serve as an Executive Producer for Women In Film. As an executive member of Women In Film (WIF) Los Angeles’ all-volunteer public service and production mentoring program, Moore serves as one of its lead producers and on its business affairs committee. The WIF PSA program creates three-to-four, professionally produced PSAs each year – from concept through production, editing and distribution (at a value estimated at up to $125,000) – for L.A.-area, women/child-centric charities, at no cost to the organization. Additionally, the program allows women looking to enter or advance in the entertainment industry an opportunity to garner experience and the necessary credentials to launch careers.
In her WIF role, Moore has produced numerous PSAs and audio-video social media assets for such nonprofits as A New Way of Life (featuring an original rap by hip hop artist and Empire star BRE-Z); NFL One Hit (which garnered an Aurora Award); the L.A. Regional Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity (which also received a Telly award); Whittier Rio Honda AIDS Projects; Kids in the Spotlight; Watch the Road; A Journey Out; Southern California Crossroads; Wise & Healthy Aging; Pop the Question and more.
Ms. Moore is currently developing two features films as well as creating her second documentary, which will highlight the voices of the African American people from 1700 until present. It will reflect how churches have played a part in the African American experience in the United States. Moore will be touring the United States as she researches the evolution of the historic African American churches and how they played a pivotal point in and throughout the African American community.
Ms. Moore’s home church is the oldest church in Los Angeles, First African Methodist Episcopal known as FAME. She is involved in FAME food pantry, which is just one of the “FAME Beyond the Walls Ministries.”
Ms. Moore is a lyricist and her music is a compilation of lyrics that capture what is going on in the world today.
Ms. Moore has also graced the front of the camera for many years as a character actress with the Los Angeles Opera.
“Use your talents and resources to be a blessing to somebody else.”
– Shay Moore