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 »

McLoughlin Middle School Meets Sparrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — Middle school students are heading back to class after meeting a local child who is fighting for her life. It was a very emotional assembly that took place Thursday morning as students met 4-year-old Izzy. Izabell Rodriguez is battling a very aggressive form of leukemia. Earlier this year, her parents noticed what … 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 »

Sparrow Clubs Discusses Newest Sparrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sparrow Clubs is the nation’s only youth-based charity of its kind. It works to provide financial and emotional support for children in need of medical attention and their families. The program also empowers kids to help other students in their communities through support and encouragement. Here to talk to us about 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 »

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