Taking Flight: Sparrow Clubs Hire Mom

MEDFORD, Ore. — On the first day on the job, Lindsey Lahr is learning the ropes. As “assistant to the Oregon Director of Sparrow Clubs,” Lindsey will be talking to families, sponsors, writing grants and making videos. Lindsey’s involvement in the organization isn’t new, but last time it was her child’s name on the list … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Art for Sparrows

Medford, Ore. — Rogue Valley artists are working to perfect their craft with an artist you may recognize from PBS, Stefan Baumann.  Among the 20 artists, is actress Adrienne King. The local group of artists, called the “Grand View Fine Arts Society” held its first exhibition over the weekend to benefit Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs. … Continue reading »

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: Adryan’s Birthday

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s a birthday party in the work zone. That means cats for centerpieces, a construction site for the birthday cake and of course, balloons and signs. “Adryan deserves all this and more,” says his mom Adriana Banuelos-Carillo. Adryan Banuelos-Carillo is now five years old. A birthday, doctors initially said he may not … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Bird’s Eye View

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The proof is in the numbers: 290, 650, another 650, and even 1,000. It’s all additional money raised for Crater High School’s sparrow. Seniors touched by Addi Irey showed off their senior projects during the school’s night of internship and senior project presentations. But one student spent her year getting a … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Mr. PHS

PHOENIX, Ore. — Flying together, it’s a mother-son date. Just days before Mother’s Day, Angie Whitman and her 5-year old son Antonio headed to Phoenix High School’s Mr. PHS event. The young men showed off their moves and answered random questions, “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” “I would donate it … Continue reading »

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