SPARC's official name is Specially Adapted Resource Clubs. We are proud of our name because we believe that just about any activity you can think of can be adapted so that everyone can participate. Some of our club members have intellectual or physical challenges and adapting things can sometimes take time or some extra resources.
But we believe in doing and living. Here is what we just did over the past few weeks.
If you support us financially, we can open our next clubhouse that much faster.
THE SNOWS ARE GONE
We missed a lot of gathering together time this winter because the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. had many more snow days than usual. Like many organizations, we follow the lead set by our local school system. We also have another way to gauge a storm's impact: the federal government! The U.S. government only closed once in the past decade until this winter! With a bunch of snow days, many of us could not get to the clubs because we rely on public transportation.
But the snow didn't stop us from having an amazing time.
ART, MUSIC and COOKING
All SPARC members get to participate in art and music therapy. And we still managed to have plenty of both despite the snow. Our award-winning artwork has been shown in office buildings and the government center.
We also love to cook! We made family meals this winter as part of the way we do outreach to others. Our McLean club made an amazing Lemon Rosemary Chicken and the Reston club brought the pasta with sumptuous spaghetti and meatballs!
And we celebrated on March 1 with a King's Cake! Lucky Ellen got the coin this time!
Our friends at Fitness First came to visit and helped show us some amazing stretching activities. Don't forget, a physical challenge doesn't mean that you shouldn't move. And boy, we can move!
We also had a great time bowling on February 1. Bowling is a terrific indoor activity. Our trip this month gave us a nice break from our learning about Native American culture.
So how did you spend your winter? We couldn't get to our clubhouses every day, but we made every day that we could visit count.
Please help us continue our mission by donating today. This is just a tiny fraction of the things we do because SPARC believes that everyone should be able to participate in their local community.
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