Taking Flight: Sparrow Gets Check

MEDFORD, Ore. — As a school year ends, students around Southern Oregon have gone above and beyond to fight for their Sparrows. As North Medford High School’s Sparrow fights for his life, students are delivering a check to help with that fight, but as NewsWatch 12’s Danielle Craig reports, the check is just the beginning … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Forgotten Carols

Friday was opening night for North Medford High School’s Musical, “Forgotten Carols”. The play was put together entirely by a high school senior. NewsWatch 12’s Danielle Craig has more on how the high school students are taking the stage to help their Sparrow take flight.

Taking Flight: Sponsoring Sparrows

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — With Thanksgiving just a week away one local restaurant is celebrating a “month of giving thanks” by giving back to the community. Southern Oregon Elmer’s is collecting donations for Sparrow Clubs. Hector Sanchez is the service manager at Taprock Northwest Grill. “[I] make sure the food meets their expectations…make sure the … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Extreme Makeover

MEDFORD, Ore. — This Saturday marks two years since Extreme Makeover: Home Edition rolled into Southern Oregon, changing a local family’s life forever, but the TV show didn’t only impact one family. The show focused on the McPhail’s family involvement in Sparrow Clubs, which has now inspired new clubs thousands of miles away. When the … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Selecting Sparrows

MEDFORD, Ore. — While students prepare to head back to school in less than a month, local children in need are preparing to meet those students. Sparrow Clubs has already selected about nine sparrows for the school year. It’s a first meeting that can be emotional, as families explain some of the hardest times of … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: the First Sparrow

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Sparrow Clubs came to Southern Oregon more than a decade ago when a local school adopted the first Sparrow a girl who desperately needed to get to Australia, for a life-saving surgery. Today, Lindsey Needham seems like a typical 25 year-old. “I’m around family a lot. I like to work, which … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: A Foundation for Flight

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Through Sparrow Clubs, students are able to donate their time to make a big difference in a family’s life, but one student is making an even bigger difference actually bringing Sparrow Clubs to her school. North Valley High School is celebrating a year-long effort revolved around 8-year-old Mason Keene; a … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: A Sparrow’s Wings

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Southern Oregon school got the chance to meet its Sparrow for the first time today as the students wrap up this year’s involvement in Sparrow Clubs. This year, Rogue Valley Adventist Academy completed more hours of community service than there are students. 2-year-old Mateo Lopez is getting ready for only his … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Sparrow’s Sponsors

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 5-year-old girl battling cancer, is getting a lot of support from a Southern Oregon school, as well as a business.  South Middle School in Grants Pass adopted Chloe Davison as their Sparrow.  That adoption was made possible by several sponsors, including Southern Oregon Elmer’s. For the Hopkins, representing Southern Oregon … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: A Sparrow’s Dance

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A high school is rallying around a 6-year-old girl with something only 1 percent of the population has. The Sparrow Clubs Program allows students to raise money for their Sparrow-child through community service, but Crater High School students are going above and beyond with a fundraiser. NewsWatch 12’s Danielle Craig shows … Continue reading »

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