Craig Smith Building and 18 Oklahoma businesses partner to support The Sparrow Project
A custom home by Craig Smith Building in the Rivendell addition will be decorated by 18 local businesses for a fundraiser to benefit The Sparrow Project, a nonprofit, faith-based organization supporting services to intellectually disabled adults.
The Sparrow Show Home, 12901 Endor Court, will be open to the public June 8-23 with all entrance proceeds going entirely to The Sparrow Project.
“The Sparrow Project fills a huge gap for those with special needs in our community, and we wanted to help. The local businesses that have jumped in are bringing something to this home for everyone: great design and furnishings, outdoor living ideas and even some surprises in the garage spaces,” Craig Smith said.
The Sparrow Project provides a safe environment for post-high school adults with intellectual disabilities to promote happy and fulfilled lives through job skills, life skills, creative interests, and social activities.
“Each year, many special needs students between the ages of 18 and 22 age out of public school systems and experience dwindling options for social interaction, job skills training and enrichment classes," founder Allison Richey said. "This shift often means these young people are left home alone or their families must give up an income to provide a fulltime caregiver.”
Richey initially teamed with a handful of families in Moore and southwest Oklahoma City and has continually expanded in an effort to include all those in need of services. The goal of The Sparrow Show Home is to generate the funds needed to eliminate wait lists for classes and allow all those eligible to fully participate in the range of opportunities The Sparrow Project offers each month.
Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets and for more information about show hours and participating sponsors, go to www.craigsmithbuilding.com.