Indianapolis Public Schools William McKinley School 39 will be the first in Indiana to participate in the national Sparrow Club initiative, where a school adopts and raises financial support for a family with a chronically sick or terminally ill child.
One hundred sixth and seventh-graders from the school will participate in the program.
On Jan. 10, during a school assembly, students will learn about their adopted family. They will be able to meet the family as well, if the child is well enough.
With support from community partner Stonegate Mortgage Company, students will complete a community project, fill out a voucher stating the nature and amount of time spent on the project, and earn a donation that will be made to the family by the community partner.
The school intends on raising additional funds beyond the $2,560.00 provided by the community partner through a variety of projects.
If you’d like to get involved, Sparrow Club has an online donation page where you can contribute money, and there is a section to designate for a certain project sponsorship. Contacting Sparrow Club at (541)312-8630 or email@example.com would probably be the best way to make sure you fill the form out correctly to ensure your money goes where you want it.
More information at http://www.sparrowclubs.org.