Event raises funds for Sparrow’s Nest house

Print Article

A group of folks looking to support Sparrow’s Nest of NWMT will be spending the night away from the comfort of their homes to raise awareness and funds for unaccompanied homeless high school students during an event on Saturday, Dec. 9.

They will experience only one dimension of homelessness, for one night. They will not experience the uncertainty of having a place to sleep tomorrow, say organizers, feelings of insecurity and lack of safety that homeless high school students endure day after day.

They will sleep outside the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 201 Wisconsin Avenue in Whitefish from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Some will be sleeping outside the house, on the lawn in sleeping bags, others in their vehicles — much like some of the unaccompanied homeless high school students do on any given night.

The goal is to raise awareness surrounding the issue of unaccompanied homeless youth in the Flathead Valley and raise funds for Sparrow’s Nest’s Whitefish and Kalispell homes.

Sparrow’s Nest of NWMT is an organization based out of Kalispell that provides resources and safe housing for unaccompanied homeless high school students in the Flathead Valley. Their goal is to work with the community to help these students graduate from high school and become contributing and productive members of our community.

They are looking for sponsors as well as parties interested in joining them for the fundraiser. For more information or to sponsor, visit www.sparrowsnestnwmt.org, or call at 406-309-5196 or email at admin@sparrowsnestnwmt.org.

Print Article

Read More

The world as her textbook

May 24, 2018 at 7:25 am | Whitefish Pilot One of Grace Scrafford’s defining times during high school was when she spent a semester in South America. “I love to travel and see new things,” she said. “We traveled to places I’ve always heard ...

Comments

Read More

City approves affordable housing development

May 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish City Council has approved a proposal to develop a completely affordable housing project in the city. Council on May 21 unanimously approved the 58-lot Trail View subdivision planned for n...

Comments

Read More

Legals May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | No. 2432 PUBLIC NOTICE OF FOOD VENDOR PERMIT APPLICATION The City of Whitefish Planning Department has received the following Food Vendor Permit application: 1. A request by Chris Farrell, owner, Ope...

Read More

Community Briefs May 23

May 22, 2018 at 1:50 pm | Whitefish Pilot Memorial Day The Whitefish VFW Post 276 is holding a Memorial Day parade at 3 p.m. through downtown. A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial Bridge at 3:15 p.m. and the par...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 862-3505
312 E. Second Street
Whitefish, MT 59937

©2018 Whitefish Pilot Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X