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Debora Moore | America's Smiliest Role Model

Debora Moore


For nearly three decades, Debora Moore (Debbie), has been faithfully volunteering at the East Jefferson Branch of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans. She has given over 26,000 hours of her time by working side by side with the YMCA staff in multiple areas, but especially in youth services. During a period when young children must be nurtured and developed, Debbie teaches them the importance of tolerance, understanding and respect for all people. Many of the children Debbie once watched now have children of their own – some of whom Debbie cares for now. One of her nominators explains that even though Debbie was born with a developmental disability, she hasn’t let that stop her from serving as one of the most loyal volunteers that the Y has ever had. Her nominator further explains that Debbie never allows her differences to hold her back, and she tries to instill this same lesson in those children that she looks after each day.

Congratulations to David Bush, the America's Smiliest Role Model Winner!

Read David's story here.

Congratulations to our other runners up!

The following men and women will also receive a Rickey Smiley Eyewear Prize Pack (two pairs of Rickey Smiley Eyeglasses, with frames, single vision plastic lenses and eye exam, a $104.95 value) and a $500 donation to the cause of his or her choice!

These men and women are making a difference in our communities and we are happy to thank them for all that they do as role models.

*In certain states, eye exams are provided by independent Doctors of Optometry or Ophthalmology. Eye exam regularly $45 without the two pair offer. Two pair purchase required for FREE eye exam offer.