The Chirp – November 2021
The November 2021 Edition of “The Chirp”, the official Sparrow’s Nest newsletter, features an inspirational note from founder Krista Jones.
The way we physically and emotionally look at a situation directly affects our lives. Working with cancer patients and their families for almost 10 years has completely changed my outlook on just about everything. I realize that many of the things I complain about are actually things a recipient would be happy to take on in place of their cancer diagnosis. My headaches now seem so frivolous. When I’m tired, I remind myself I’m lucky I can be on-the-go for 16 hours. Leaky roof? At least I have a home. Kids that drive me nuts? At least they are in good health. Achy bones? At least I am still able to run a half marathon. Hair a mess? At least I have hair.
So, as we approach the season of “being thankful” I can’t help but wonder why we focus so much on this at the end of the year and not all year round. Can you imagine how much better life would be if we could concentrate on what’s good in our lives and spend less time complaining about what isn’t?
Perspective isn’t about how you look at something but how you see it. Being blessed is knowing the difference.
“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis
The Pie Shop is Open!
Order up one of our pies, and not only will you be supporting a great cause, but you’ll be able to enjoy every tasty morsel of this delicious pastry creation.
Sparrow’s Nest T. Jazelle Bracelet
Just in time for the holidays, our very own bracelet, custom made by T. Jazelle. Working in collaboration with Sierra Lily, we think this captures our mantra perfectly — HOPE — something our community gives to Sparrow recipients everyday. Twelve different stone bracelets, all sterling silver. It’s hard to only pick one.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Thanks to everyone who supported our September/October events: Rock the Nest, Farm to Table Gala, and the Halloween Candy Drive.
You helped make these events our most successful yet, helping us raise over $50k at Rock the Nest and more than $120k at our Gala!
Words can never quite express how grateful we are to live in such a wonderful community with such generous people. With the help of our amazing, volunteers, sponsors and friends we were able to raise much needed funding to continue our mission of feeding families who are facing a cancer diagnosis.
Thank you for your continued support!
Sparrow’s Nest Infinity Necklace by Chloe & Lois
Yes, we know within hours of announcing our limited edition Chloe + Lois Sparrow necklace… It completely sold out!! But have no fear! These beautiful necklaces will be back in stock and ready to ship to you by mid-November.
To guarantee you get one, pre-order now at
Make a Difference All Year Long
Sparrow’s Circle, our new monthly giving program, was created to give our dedicated community of supporters an easy way to ensure that Sparrow’s Nest has the resources to be there for families in crisis, for as long as that crisis persists.
Our monthly donors make it possible for us to:
- Support long-term cancer survivors
- Provide continued meal deliveries to families for up to one year after the devastating loss of a loved one due to cancer
- Ensure that we never turn a qualified recipient away
- Provide a steady source of funding for our mission throughout the year, allowing us to continue feeding local families coping with a cancer diagnosis.
Consider becoming a Sparrow’s Circle member and help make a difference all year long.