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.


Fortis Construction support will help Sparrow Clubs expand in the Portland, OR area!

Fortis Construction has gifted Sparrow Clubs with a $25,000 donation to help expand our efforts in the Portland, OR area. This very generous gift will impact our ability to expand school partnerships and participation in the Portland area, impact youth culture at participating schools during this school year (and beyond), increase financial and emotional support to Portland area families with children in medical need, and increase the service to others in the community performed by Sparrow Clubs students. We are so excited, and grateful for this incredible gift!




Thank you to Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust!

Sparrow Clubs was just awarded a $10,000 grant from the Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust for the purpose of increasing the number of students involved in our program in the Southern Oregon area. We are so grateful!


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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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