Day Support Center For Adults With Disabilities

by Specially Adapted Resource Clubs (SPARC)
Jul 27, 2012

Need for Services Increasing, Sources Drying Up

SPARC friends gathering in June.
SPARC friends gathering in June.

  The men and women who join SPARC are there because there are almost no programs to help Virginia's adults with disabilities who are too old for school and too young for senior citizen services.  

You know that long time between turning 21 and retirement age?   That's the time period for which Virginia offers almost no services.  

This makes SPARC (which stands for   SPecially Adapted Resource Club) a vital part of our friends' lives.  Some work, others enjoy their families and all bring special gifts and talents to the world.   But SPARC remains their link to the community outside family and close friends almost without exception.

Want to know the cool things we've done lately?

  • We saw the Kirov School of Ballet at Wolf Trap National Park (right between both locations!)
  • We made a video that will have its world debut at SPARC Rocks, which is why you have to be there.
  • We made fajitas and cupcakes and all kinds of food.  We all love to cook... and eat!
  • We saw the Culkin School of Irish Dancers at Wolf Trap too!

Why Your Support Is Important

Our golf tournament fundraiser May 7 was wonderful, and we were once again overwhelmed by the community's generosity.  We were also thrilled to have Washington's ABC7 Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill join us as our daytime host and WTOP Radio's Nathan Hager join us in the evening.  

Our next fundraiser is SPARC ROCKS,  an evening with live band, DJ and some of the best food in Northern Virginia at the Westin Dulles.   Please join us if you're in the DC area or will be on September 21.  Ticket and sponsorship information is already online.

If you can't come to our September party, please help us by donating.  Please remember that SPARC does not benefit from federal or state funds and relies on the community for the support that sustains our efforts.

We know that the SPARC that shines in us all comes out when everyone gets to interact with their community. 



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Organization Information

Specially Adapted Resource Clubs (SPARC)

Location: Burke, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Donna Goldbranson
Burke, VA United States

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