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.


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upcoming events

2019 Swinging With The Stars - A Benefit for Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs!

2019 Swinging With The Stars - A Benefit for Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs! - 10/19/2019 - The Tower Theatre, Bend, OR

Central Oregon Daily, proudly presents "Swinging with the Stars", a benefit for Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs.

The chase is on! Come and see local celebrities and their professional dance partners compete to take home the coveted Mirror Ball People’s Choice Trophy, the Shining Star Award, and the Judges’ Award. Your vote through dollars help decide who wins!

Each dollar you donate to Sparrow Clubs is considered a vote for your favorite dancing couple! Vote in advance at swingingwiththestars.org to help your favorite couple be the front runner for the People's Choice Award and the coveted Mirror Ball trophy, then attend the event to vote again to make sure your favorite couple wins! In addition to our featured couples, we’ll have special entertainment and exhibition dances from area professional troupes!

All funds raised benefit Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs! Our goal for Swinging With The Stars is to raise over $85,000 to continue our mission of empowering kids to help kids in medical need.

2019 Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars - A benefit for Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs!

2019 Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars - A benefit for Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs! - 11/9/2019 - North Medford High School Auditorium

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 9, 2019 and get ready for the 11th annual Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars!

Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars is a local dance competition that exists not only as a fun family-friendly event, but also as a significant fundraiser for the Sparrow Clubs program in Southern Oregon!
Along with our traditional ballroom dance competition, this year’s show introduces a brand new fun and exciting hip hop squad competition as well!
Order your tickets now. This year’s show is expected to sell out, so be sure to get your tickets while you can!

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a few of our sponsors

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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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