The Why That Moves Us
It's All About Compassion
Sparrow Clubs believes that compassion is one of the mightiest forces on earth… and we all have the power to wield it. When we choose compassion, we help others, but we also help ourselves. Sparrow Clubs gives students hands-on opportunities to make real-world differences in the lives of others, which leads to positive change within themselves. One of our slogans we love to say is “Compassion Is Greater!” We believe that no matter what may come our way in life, there is always a path to choose compassion, and when we do, that choice has a way of helping us face whatever difficulties and challenges may be in front of us.
Sparrow Clubs Core Values
How It Works
There are three main components to the Sparrow Clubs Program:
- Sparrow – a local child, birth – 17 years old, with a life-threatening or life-affecting illness or condition.
- School – a public or private school (elementary, middle, or high school) that “adopts” a Sparrow in a friendship way and chooses to rally together and complete 300 hours of community service in order to unlock sponsored funds for their Sparrow family.
- Community Club Sponsors – local businesses or individuals who provide the “seed money” that students unlock through their community service to others. Community Club Sponsors also cover organizational expenses, making this life-changing program 100% free to schools.
Once all three components are in place, compassion takes over and thrives! Students meet their Sparrow during an all-school assembly and are challenged to make a difference in their Sparrow’s life by making the selfless choice to serve others. Every hour of community service done on behalf of their Sparrow unlocks $10 of the sponsored funds (provided by Community Club Sponsors), up to 300 hours.
Community service is the “currency” of the Sparrow Clubs program. By keeping the emphasis on service rather than fundraising, ALL kids are empowered to make a difference regardless of socio-economic situation. EVERYONE can participate because everyone can make the choice to serve others.
Who We Are
Sparrow Clubs not only provides financial and emotional support for children and their families in medical need, but also empowers kids (elementary to college age) to help others through charitable service in their communities.
The Sparrow Clubs program teaches life lessons in compassion and selflessness through building relationships between a Sparrow family, a school student body, and our community. Sick kids get help, healthy kids become heroes, and communities experience change.
Watch the Impact We Make Together
Sparrow Clubs News & Events
The Sparrow Clubs program inspires so much good in the communities we serve. We love to share news of lives being impacted and keep our wonderful supporters up to date on events that help this program continue to make a difference.