Kids Helping Kids in Healthcare Needs
Sparrow Clubs USA—a charitable organization founded in the Pacific Northwest to assist critically ill children and their families by empowering other children in raising funds for medical and other healthcare needs— established a chapter in Indianapolis last year. It is reaching out to city and suburban schools to involve students to carry out its mission in our area.
In addition, local chapter director Mark Thornton is looking for sponsors, volunteers and donations in its ongoing fundraising efforts to maximize its effectiveness and impact.
A Sparrow is a child in medical need referred by a hospital, social worker or community member. Families interested in becoming a Sparrow Family complete an application for assistance which is reviewed. A Sparrow project begins once a school and project sponsor are found and matched with the child.
Benefits for student participants include spreading awareness of a fellow student’s illness or condition, fostering kindness and acceptance; inspiring students to selfless acts and serving the community; and providing an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life and in the entire community.