True Happiness Comes From Doing For Others: Sparrow Clubs USA
Sparrow Clubs, Giving Back, Partnerships, Community
By Laura Queen
Sparrow Clubs USA, a local charity founded in 1995 believes "Kids will do heroic things when they have heroic things to do." The Sparrow Clubs program empowers today's youth by helping kids help kids in medical crisis through sponsored community service. We are literally changing youth culture from the inside out by providing students real-world opportunities to experience for themselves the power of compassion and service to others. Kids gain purpose and the chance to truly make a difference in the lives of others.
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the Sparrow Clubs program has maintained its life-changi_ng presence within schools and the lives of students. This year sixteen Portland area schools have launched Sparrow projects this year, including the La Salle Preparatory College which launched its second project on March 3. Coming up in April Sparrow Clubs USA will be hosting the organization's first-ever "Wings of Hope" Virtual Auction, scheduled for April 23 - 27. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the work of Sparrow Clubs USA throughout Oregon and will be especially helpful during the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. For this event Sparrow Clubs USA is looking for item donations to support this auction. If you and/ or your business have items of value to donate, please email Sparrow Clubs Portland Program Director, Laura Queen, at email@example.com. Thank you! (Written April 2021- Parish Neighbors of Cedar Mill)