The Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition is thrilled to report that the IRS has officially approved our application for 501(c)3 status, which means that we can now fully expand our efforts to make a local impact through SPARC Local Action Fund, the charitable arm of SPARC. Many thanks to all on the SPARC team who worked so hard to make this happen, and to the many community supporters who continue to make our efforts possible.
The SPARC Local Action Fund has been established to provide a mechanism for SPARC to serve the community by applying for grants and soliciting donations to help promote equity, build community, and fight hunger in Sun Prairie through such programs our existing SnackSmart program, which provides healthy snacks to hungry kids in all seven Sun Prairie elementary schools and Prairie Phoenix Academy.
If you or your organization would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the SnackSmart program, you can donate to the SPARC Local Action Fund 501(c)3, CLICK HERE TO DONATE:
Donations can also be mailed to SPARC Local Action Fund, 6325 Devonshire Lane, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. Donations received by mail are not subject to fees, so if you intend to make a larger donation, this ensures every dollar goes directly to the community. Please email SunPrairieAction@gmail.com with any questions.
Healthy snack donations can also be dropped off at our local collection location, the Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud. Healthy snack ideas include individually-packaged, high-protein, low-sugar and nut-free, non-perishable items such as
- nut-free granola or fruit bars (NutriGrain bars are specifically requested by schools)
- fruit cups in 100% juice
- unsweetened applesauce cups
- dried fruit
- whole grain low-sodium crackers or chips (like whole grain Goldfish)
- rice cakes
- whole grain finger-food cereals (like regular Cheerios)
- graham cracker products (Teddy Grahams, Giant Goldfish, Bug Bites, etc)
Click here for more information on the program and how you can get involved.