Emerge of LH

A nonprofit organization

$7,150 raised by 47 donors

72% complete

$10,000 Goal

EMERGE Lake Highlands started as a sister organization to the Moss Haven Elementary School PTA in Richardson ISD. Founding parents wanted a way to address the needs of community members in a responsive, agile way. The organization's main goal is meeting the basic needs of students wherever the school or PTA cannot. EMERGE packs food boxes for long school breaks, snack bags for shorter school breaks, provides water bottles, backpacks, clothing, shoes etc for students and at times, gives larger financial contributions to individual families in urgent need. Started in 2020, the organization has grown over the years to include a broader definition of addressing student needs and has also spread its umbrella to serve students outside of Moss Haven Elementary. EMERGE wants all students to experience school in a way that is equitable and inclusive. We hope to continue to be able to fulfill the emerging needs of students and expand our giving borders.

A few examples of the support we can provide include:

  • Provide shoes, backpacks, water bottles, coats, binders, lunchboxes and other school supplies to families in need
  • Organize a gift card drive where families can donate gift cards to different grocery stores so that our school counselor can help address hunger needs
  • Lunch money support
  • Send non-perishable food home with students who need it over longer school breaks
  • Support the PTA’s annual Angel Tree Community Outreach
  • Choir field trip lunches, Sky Ranch scholarship supplement
  • Birthday treats
  • Breakfast for kids
  • Help with library late fees


- Bringing compassionate attention to the emerging needs of our Moss Haven Elementary and surrounding communities .

- Creating an environment of inclusion at Moss Haven Elementary School and those surrounding

- Advocating for all Moss Haven Elementary students and surrounding community schools

Organization Data


Organization name

Emerge of LH

Tax id (EIN)




Hunger, Food Access & Nutrition, Youth & Children, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served


BIPOC Leadership



DALLAS, TX 75243