Taking Flight: Soaring Success

MEDFORD, Ore. — The school year has wrapped up and more than a dozen local schools have wrapped up a school year of service. In just a school year’s time, students did more than 12,000 hours of community service. Through sponsored community service and fundraising events 16 local schools raised nearly $80,000 for children dealing … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Friends Flocking Together

Medford, Ore. — Making friends in elementary school isn’t always easy, especially if a child stands out. That was the case for Angelica Sanchez. That is, until Sparrow Clubs stepped in. Angelica said, “I’ve been through a lot of stuff.” That “stuff” started when she was just a baby. Angelica was born with only one … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: “Walk for Williams”

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend, you can lace up your tennis shoes to bring attention to a disorder only 1 in 10,000 people have. The “Walk for Williams Awareness Walk and 5k Run” is happening Saturday. The goal is to put “Williams Syndrome” in the spotlight. The genetic disorder comes with serious heart problems, developmental … 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 »

Sparrow Clubs: Jack-A-Palooza

ASHLAND, Ore. — A community is rallying around a 9-year-old boy battling a rare type of cancer. Those who know Jack Dorr know he’s a Lego master, but these legos are doing more than just creating sculptures like the Death Star – they’re helping him regain the ability in his right hand that he lost … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: A Heart with Wings

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — In less than 24 hours after adopting their Sparrow, South Middle School students have raised nearly half of the money designated for the child in need they’re helping. Friday morning, Grants Pass students logged nearly 100 of the 250 sponsored community service hours; that means in just hours, they’ve raised nearly … Continue reading »

Big Fight for a Small Sparrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — A 2-year-old who has had more medical treatment than most people have in a lifetime got the chance to spread his wings. It was a short, half-mile trip from his home and the first non-medical trip for Rogue Valley Adventist Academy’s Sparrow in about 20 months. 2-year-old Mateo Lopez requires around the clock.  … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Medford Madness

MEDFORD, Ore. — March Madness is taking over at least one of the Rogue Valley’s Sparrow Clubs. South Medford High School hosted “Medford Madness”, pitting South Medford High School teachers against North Medford High School teachers. South Medford High School students adopted 4-year-old Adryan Banuelos-Carrillo as their Sparrow.  Almost two years ago, Adryan jumped off … Continue reading »

Out & About – Circus

You can support all of Southern Oregon’s Sparrow Clubs at this weekend’s ‘Walk for Sparrows.’ All of the proceeds will go to Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs. You can show up anytime to take part in the walk, family-friendly activities, music and raffles. The event is being organized by North Medford High School students with inspiration … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Sparrow’s Strength

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the first time in Southern Oregon, Sparrow kids and clubs are flocking together for a one-of-a kind event this weekend. The “Walk For Sparrows” was put together by a North Medford High School student. While this event will bring several of the children dealing with medical illnesses together, it was one … Continue reading »

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