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.


Help us Empower Youth in Greater Portland!

Please check out this campaign for Greater Portland Sparrow Clubs! This program is changing youth culture and inspiring young people to become more compassionate and empathetic toward others.  Join us in supporting this effort!
Thank you for helping us build and sustain the Greater Portland Sparrow Clubs Region! The impact of this project comes from the expansion of school partnerships and participation in the Portland area. It will accomplish 3 things:
  • Impact youth culture at participating schools during the 2018/2019 school year (and beyond).
  • Increase financial and emotional support to Portland area families with children in medical need.
  • Increase services to others in the community performed by Sparrow Clubs students.

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success stories

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upcoming events

Macley Auto Group offers 10% of profit to Portland Sparrow Clubs for every car purchased

Macley Auto Group offers 10% of profit to Portland Sparrow Clubs for every car purchased - 3/31/2019 - 212254 SW TV Highway, Aloha, OR 97003

Macley Auto Group is conducting a fundraiser for Portland Sparrow Clubs from 11/15/18 through 3/31/19. For every car sold, Macley Auto will donate 10% of profit to the buyer's selected school's Sparrow Club. Every car consigned to Macley Auto during this time will also result in a $50 donation to a school's Sparrow Club.

Macley Auto Group believes in giving back to their community. Their Community Partnership Program gives them the opportunity to partner with local organizations, and even national organizations that are making a local impact. From November 15, 2018 - March 31, 2019, Macley Auto is partnering with Portland Sparrow Clubs. When a sale or consignment is completed at Macley Auto Group, the customer has the option to have a portion of the transaction credited to a Sparrow Club at a local school in the Portland Metro Area or Vancouver, WA.

For more information about Macley's program, contact Rebekah Bradley at rm@macleyauto.com or at 503.430.1762

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a few of our sponsors

BendbroadbandEthan Jostad FoundationKelleher MotorsMyBinding.ComIron Eagle Trailers
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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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