empowering kids to help kids

Sparrow Clubs exist to set the stage for simple, yet heroic, acts of kindness in schools and youth culture by empowering kids to help kids in medical need.

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In 1992, six-month-old Michael Leeland desperately needed a bone marrow transplant. With no way to pay for the procedure, Michael's parents, Jeff and Kristi, didn't know where to turn.

Sparrow Clubs - Dameon

Jeff taught a class where Dameon, a big-hearted kid, was a student. After hearing his teacher's dilemma, Dameon emptied his bank account, offering to donate his entire savings - $60.

A chain reaction of giving followed.
Students and staff raised an incredible

$227,000 over four short weeks.

This ultimately allowed Michael to receive his lifesaving transplant.

Sparrow Clubs Hospital

Four years after Dameon's gift, Sparrow Clubs was born using a simple service model that ignites compassion and empathy in school children across the U.S.


Upcoming Sparrow Assemblies!

Sparrow Assembly at Crater High School,Central Point,OR - September 27, 2016 at 12:10pm
Sparrow Assembly at Ashland Middle School, Ashland, OR - September 28, 2016 8:40am
Sparrow Assembly at Lincoln Elementary, Ellensburg, WA - September 30, 2016

New Sparrow Clubs swag available!

Check out new items by clicking on the "Store" link above

success stories

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upcoming events

2016 Swinging With the Stars - Central Oregon

2016 Swinging With the Stars - Central Oregon - 10/15/2016 - The Tower Theatre, Bend, OR

KOHD, Central Oregon's ABC, proudly presents "Swinging with the Stars", a fundraiser benefitting Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs.

Join us on Saturday, October, 15, 2016 at 6pm at the Tower Theatre for a night of incredible dancing, fun and philanthropy - all to support Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs! Tickets available at www.towertheatre.org.

2016 Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars

2016 Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars - 11/12/2016 - North Medford High School, Medford OR

Join us for a night of incredible dancing, fun and philanthropy - all to support Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs! Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs will use proceeds to support the work of empowering and motivating kids to help other kids in medical need through compassion, community service, and fundraising projects.

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start a sparrow club

A Sparrow Club involves a group of students or an entire school wanting to make a difference in the lives of others. Come together to serve your community in order to help a Sparrow child! A Sparrow Project begins once a school and a project sponsor are found and matched with a child.

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