The Chirp – March 2021
The March 2021 Edition of “The Chirp”, the official Sparrow’s Nest newsletter, features an inspirational note from founder Krista Jones.
I like to compare life to our Superhero Challenge/5K: you get to choose when and where you put your miles in, decide who walks beside you to complete them and feel accomplished when your work is done.
We all have a finish line and the course set before us holds plenty of twists and turns, valleys and mountains. Personally, I hate the mountains. If you have ever trained with us for a destination run, you will know that I call just about every incline I see ‘a mountain’. The effort it takes for me to get up those hills is extraordinary and I am usually sweating and mumbling some not-so-nice words under my breath. But friends, it is the mountains that offer us the most growth. It is when we face those inclines, even in my case reluctantly, that we show our strength. With each mountain we climb, we notice it becomes easier, not because the mountain is any smaller, but because we have trained ourselves to overcome any obstacle that gets in our way!
Whether you are navigating your course for our Superhero Challenge or your course in life, give it purpose and celebrate those climbs. The finish line will be so much sweeter.
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Sparrow’s Nest Superhero Challenge begins April 1st and runs through May 31st. Walk, bike, run or hike as many miles as you choose… wherever you want.
Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving to Benefit Sparrow’s Nest!
Once again, Jersey Mike’s in Fishkill chose Sparrow’s Nest as their charity of choice for their annual Month of Giving. Throughout the month of March, Jersey Mike’s customers have been generously donating to support our mission while in-store and through the Jersey Mike’s app. And on Wednesday, March 31, the restaurant will give 100 percent of the day’s sales to us! The Fishkill restaurant’s owner has seen the impact of our work and is so passionate about our mission. We are so grateful that she chooses to support us each year. So, plan a luncheon, stop in for a bite to eat or just stop in to say thank you.
Jersey Mike’s – 584 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524
Leclerc’s Martial Arts 25th Anniversary Celebration
The Hudson Valley’s full time Martial Arts School is celebrating their 25th anniversary, offering the highest quality Martial Arts instruction and training! Master Leclerc and his team organized this year’s 1,000 Kick Challenge for all students enrolled in their five Martial Arts locations. This challenge raised over $35,000 for Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley! At Leclerc’s Martial Arts, character development is important and they’re so grateful to the ‘get it done’ and giving attitude, and commitment to making a difference in others’ lives! Leclerc’s Martial Arts is also a proud sponsor of the Teen Titan Challenge (30 miles) for this year’s Super Hero Challenge / 5K. A heartfelt thank you to Leclerc’s Martial Arts, Master Leclerc, their instructors, students and their families!