Sparrow Clubs Make A Positive Impact On Schools and Youth
Sparrow Clubs, Partnerships, Giving Back, Community
By Rebekah Bradley
Community is an important part of Macley Auto Group. We believe in giving back to the community that we grew up in, have lived in and raised our family in. To achieve this, we partner with local schools and youth organizations to help them reach their goals. One partner close to our heart is Sparrow Clubs.
Sparrow Clubs is a national organization with a huge local impact, that grows every year. The program works by partnering a local school with a family who has a child with a great medical need. The selected school community then goes to work by organizing community service projects in order to raise money for the child and family in need. Project sponsors contribute to the fund-raising efforts and the school.
According to Sparrow Clubs USA, the Sparrow Clubs program teaches life lessons in compassion and selflessness through building relationships between a Sparrow family, a school student body and the community. Watching the impact that this has on not only the family that is being helped but also on the kids that are helping is amazing. I have had the honor watching two of my kids be a part of this amazing experience, and it made such an impact on my husband and myself that we asked to partner with them when we opened Macley Auto Group.
Our partnership with Sparrow Clubs is different than many businesses. We didn't want to just help one school and one family, but instead we wanted to help as many as possible. Our hope was that our impact could reach many and hopefully help Sparrow Clubs to grow throughout the area by bringing on more schools and more families. Our partnership donates 10% of the profit from a purchase, and $50 from each consigned to car to the school/family of purchaser's choice. At this time, we have opened it up to all schools within the Portland Metro Area and hope to expand that as we grow.
If you are interested in getting your school involved, are interested in sponsoring, or have a child to recommend for the program please contact Laura Queen, Portland Program Director at LQueen@sparrowclubs.org. ( Written February 2020- Parish Neighbors of Cedar Mill Magazine)