Teens Lifting Their Community

November 30, 2015

Sparrow Clubs change the lives of the givers and receivers. I am honored to have written about Jeff Leeland, the founder, and his son, Michael, the present director of this organization, in The Gift of Courage. Their story is a model of courage, caring, and giving.

The Sparrow Clubs' school community approach empowers teens to help people truly in need. A school adopts a child in their town-their "sparrow"-who has serious medical challenges. The students provide services and raise money for the family of the sick child in order to reduce financial and other burdens facing the family. By lifting one person and one family in their hometown, the entire community is raised. Watching this video should lift you up as well: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Everyday-Heroes--Stand-up-for-Elijah--284949601.html?mobile=y

 

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