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Sparkle Foundation Inc.

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Mission: Create a world where all women and children have a sparkle in their eyes. Remember when you had a sparkle in your eye? We want to help bring it back. With women helping women, we believe that can happen. Whether it is making your holiday easier on your family or using our collective resources to help you find a better situation, the sparkle foundation aims to help make that happen. We are a collection of friends and colleagues with one goal in mind: to help others. We are 100% in 100% out. We do not have STAFF or any OVERHEAD Sparkle is volunteer operated 100%. Every dollar raised goes out to where it is supposed to!

Target demographics: Single mothers and their children.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2020 we served 2,300 lives in 3 major cities in California

Geographic areas served: Marin, San Francisco, Solano, Alameda, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Sacramento Area, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Programs: Sparkle Foundation Inc. sponsors and supports single mothers and their children in need with gifts, goods, enrichment and resources. We have an ongoing annual program of enrichment scholarships, backpacks for back to school, and the holiday gift drive.

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved with Sparkle a few years back, through a work program and I've been hooked ever sense. Their program, passion, mission and impact are true to their goals. Making a difference one child, single mom or family at a time is changing the narrative of those who need it most. Samantha leads her organization with care and passion and it shows.

Incredible work and proud to say I am a volunteer!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have found the Sparke foundation to be truly inspirational. Sparkle really gives back to their community. I have had the honor of wrapping gifts for many years. Each year I have been amazed by the generations of families that come to help. It is such a feel good moment and allows you to really feel like you are making a difference. I am also amazed at the amount of items the foundation finds, gets donated and buys all with a smile on their faces. Bravo Sparke - I’m glad to be able to contribute and always look forward to it!

Donor

Rating: 5

Sam is the bomb. She works tirelessly to help women and kids and has expanded her non profit to help even more. She is transparent, I love that she involves her young girls. She spread some sparkle everywhere she goes!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sparkle has helped our art studio business to include students who may not have otherwise been able to attend our art classes and art camps. They have been incredibly helpful to our community and to our small business.

Donor

Rating: 5

How many non profits do you know that spend 100% of every dollar donated to help support their cause? Sparkle Foundation Inc. does just that , every dollar donated goes right back out to single mothers with children. The Sparkle team is a 100% volunteer organization and year after year exceed their fundraising goals and are able to help more and more single mom's and their children. I am honored to be a donor as well as a volunteer. It is also notable that Sparkle tries to get the communities in which they serve, involved, ultimately teaching younger generations about giving back to the community in which they live. It is a fantastic feeling to go on a delivery and bestow upon a family in need , items and groceries that will make their lives a bit easier. The gratitude you see in their eyes makes it all worth it. I am proud of the Great work being done by Sparkle Foundation Inc. !

Donor

Rating: 5

I volunteered in the early days and have continued to contribute. This organization gets much needed help and brings joy to families that are struggling. Always with love. It's been a privilege to watch Sparkle grow.

Donor

Rating: 5

We are very excited every year to help donate products to Sparkle Foundation! We love that we get to help women in need in the community! Thank you to everyone for all you do for these women and children! Definitely our favorite nonprofit to be a part of every year!

Leslie Decker W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for and donated to Sparkle and am continually amazed at this 100% volunteer run organization! The generosity of time the Board gives and the incredible support from the community is a testament to Sparkle Foundation's mission. Proud to support such a worthwhile, uplifting and beautiful organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have assisted Sparkle in many of their drives and donation deliveries. I can’t say enough about how organized and true to their commitment Sparkle Team is from start to delivery! I believe in this nonprofit wholeheartedly.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to review and attest the generosity, drive, and commitment over the last five years. I have known Samantha - as a female business owner myself - and have never met someone who empowers women in action as much as her. It’s one thing to be “all about supporting women” but sparkle lives that mission. They walk the walk! So excited to see what else they will do for the Marin community and their other locations.

Brittany M.8

Board Member

Rating: 5

Ive been a part of sparkle for many years and it has truly been such a blessing. Being able to help single mothers and children through the work that sparkle does it such a reward ! Ive helped with many aspects over the years, but usually behind the scenes. This year was my first actually being able to deliver gifts during the holidays. We drove to families homes and delivered gifts, Christmas trees and more. The look in the mothers eyes of sheer disbelief and joy is something I will always remember. I plan to be apart of this great organization for many years to come !

Jana DeArmon M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a follower, a volunteer, and now I am on the board. I LOVE Sparkle. As a police family, I have always loved and appreciated the work Sparkle has done alongside our police community. This year, I had the privilege of pulling together an incredible group of kiddos to wrap gifts for several families, then I got to deliver them. One of the things I love most about Sparkle are the hands-on opportunities to volunteer with my children and create real, local, impact. The energy is palpable, and I am honored to serve with this incredible group of people.

Donor

Rating: 5

Sparkle is a tremendous nonprofit benefitting women and children in our community. If it not for the incredible founder and her amazing board, thousands of single women and their families would go without vital items that so many of us take for granted. Thank you Sparkle for all you do to spread love, joy, charity, and hope to so many.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sparkle Foundation makes such a huge impact in our community. As the owner of a local dance school, I am very grateful for the opportunities they have provided to local children through their enrichment scholarships. Giving children the chance to pursue after school activities, when they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to, means the world. On a personal level, my husband, two children and I have really enjoyed being able to volunteer in the Sparkle Holiday Drive. Making a difference to a family through the Sparkle Foundation is something our family looks forward to every December.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering for Sparkle is such an incredible experience, one that I look forward to each year. It’s remarkable to see an entire community come together for a great cause.
Samantha and her team are an incredible bunch- thank you for all you do Xx. Happy to continue to support your mission.

Novato Police Department

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Working with the Sparkle foundation over the years has been an amazing experience! Their dedication to the community is unmatched and their collective resources builds better situations for families.

We have had a wonderful partnership with Sparkle working on various causes including Shop with a Cop, backpack drives for children and we are extremely thankful to continue this great work.

Thank you for all you do!

Stefanie S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are no words to describe the work of this organization. Helping at their gift wrapping event with my duaghter was such an incredible opportunity. To see how many families were being impacted by Sparkle was so heartwarming. I love that 100% of donations made go to the mission - no admin costs at all!!! There is so much that they do to help families in need. Backpacks for school children and afterschool activities too. Not only that, but working together at Sparkle brings the community together in ways I never could imagine. Thank you Sparkle, Sam and the entire board for all you do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and donated to Sparkle for the last 5 years. With a goal of supporting women & children, they have multiple programs including a holiday gift drive, Fall backpack drive and funding for extracurricular activities. Each year, this organization continues to grow and develop in new ways. Samantha and Sparkle’s Board are truly dedicated to their mission and families in which they have served.

Josh Haleigh T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was raised by a single mother and remember how tough holidays were for her. Like any little girl, I had a long list of presents I wished for and I know how hard it was for her that she couldn’t afford to fulfill all my wishes. It is so special to be able to support moms that are in the same position mine was. I look forward to shopping with my daughter through the list and knowing how special we will make the holidays for that family. Last year, we delivered gifts for the first time and it was one of the most moving experiences. The family was all dressed up waiting for us and the joy in their faces said it all. It was such a special experience for all of us. And, this organization does those things year round. They find ways to add a little sparkle to these moms and their kids. Amazing charity and amazing leader!

Donor

Rating: 5

Samantha has done an amazing job helping the community through Sparkle. She has brought the entire Novato community together to help provide happiness, goods and services, and experiences to many women and children. She also gives female entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their business with others. She is a true spokesperson for women. I have donated and volunteered for Sparkle for a number of years. Lot’s of admiration here for Sam and all she does!

Mike W.12

Donor

Rating: 5

What a wonderful charity and group of people (all volunteer) who run it. The annual Christmas giving they do has direct and meaningful impact for so many families in need. Can't say enough great things about the work they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Never experienced a nonprofit so true to their word and actions. I’m 100% behind supporting Sparkle anyway I can!

Donor

Rating: 5

I heard about Sparkle through the community and immediately knew it was a cause I wanted to support; as a mother, helping single moms hit close to home. After attending my first event, I knew that I needed to do more than donate and quickly began volunteering as well as donating. Sam’s passion and energy is infectious and her dedication shines through all that she does. Sparkle remains 100% committed to their mission with everything that they do and they spread so much good throughout the community. When my beloved nanny and dear friend was a recipient, I was able to see first hand the incredible impact that Sparkle has on a family and it made me want every single mom to have the life changing embrace of Sparkle. Sparkle isn’t just about Christmas presents and lessons for kids, Sparkle is about hope and the chance to be exposed to a different future. Sparkle gives families a chance to broaden their horizons and gives children and mother’s immeasurable opportunity and exposure to areas of enrichment that they wouldn’t ordinarily be able to partake it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sparkle is one of those rare organizations where you can actually see how they make a difference in the community. Samantha leads her team with positive energy and an incredible mission to give back and help those in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its been an honor to volunteer with the Sparkle foundation for the past three years. Their commitment to community and the family is remarkable. The way they keep growing and innovating and finding news to help is truly inspiring!

Tehniat C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sparkles Foundation is an amazing organization that has brought a lot of joy to our school community. They have provided gifts for families of single moms at Christmas time. They have funded educational trips for students of single moms. At the beginning of this school year, the foundation donated hundred of backpacks and supplies to our students to set them off on the right foot. As an elementary school principal, I feel fortunate to work in a community with such an amazing organization doing such good work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been watching and helping with Sparkle Foundation efforts for the past 3 years. This year I volunteered to deliver Christmas presents to families in Oakland. The families the Sparkle board had selected were truly in need - good people struggling, their kids battling cancer, in neighborhoods with barbed wire on fences. On previous occasions I have also witnessed the board in action - always working to do the right thing. They were resourceful in getting more resources to those children, and didn’t spare time or money where needed. Sparkle deserves every ounce of recognition they can get.

Donor

Rating: 5

Sparkle Foundation is an amazing organization! Sam and her team lead with so much energy! Helping women and families in need with Christmas, school supplies and camp scholarships. Not only do they help those in need they give our children the opportunity to give back to the the community and to see first hand how wonderful it feels to volunteer and help others!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sparkle is an amazing charity. The events are well organized and fun. The money and gifts go directly to families that need it. Every year gets better and bigger. Highly recommend!!!

Barbara L.4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was Raised by a single Mom and saw first hand how hard it is! Now as an adult, I have the honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for Sparkle Foundation Inc. For the past three years I have seen the amazing work and difference the Sparkle Foundation has made throughout our community not only with helping struggling Single Moms and Kids but with the effect that the Sparkle Foundation’s mission of helping others has had on the hundreds of volunteers as well. It is both humbling and heartwarming to be a part of the magic and spread the Sparkle!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being with The Sparkle Foundation is such an honor. To be able to help on such a fundamental level is a unique trait that is specific to this amazing organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sparkle is truly amazing. Sam has created an organization - a movement really - with electric energy and phenomenal, unwavering volunteer support. The goal is simple - help others. And Sam never veers from that. Sparkle has supported so many deserving families. And as a volunteer, I can honestly say that I personally have gotten so much out of contributing in a small way to this terrific group and its mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit is one of the most amazing organizations. 100% that comes in gives 100% back out! Woman helping woman and children all year round. Sparkle is special

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sparkle does such amazing work for women and families in the community. Their outreach is tremendous! Keep up the excellent work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sparkle foundation has educated and motivated every women that I social with and extended friends as well. It has been a touching and easy organization to support because we are supporting a friend, our children are involved, and the people we are effecting are local.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sparkle is amazing! I’ve been volunteering with them for years and have been fortunate enough to see firsthand the wonderful difference they make in the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sparkle truly helps to improve the lives of women and children. Whether at Christmas or holiday time, back to school preparations, or anytime throughout the year, Samantha Tradelius and her team at the Sparkle Foundation are lending support to those in need. They work tirelessly on acquisitions from the community for school supplies, reach out to the business and corporate sectors for support on gift giving during the holiday season, and in general are planning their next step in caring for others everyday.

God Bless Sparkle, and keep up the great work. The world needs more organizations like Sparkle.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great non-profit! Not only have we donated financially, but we’ve also purchased gifts for those in need over the holidays, as well as volunteered as a family for great events giving back to those in our community who need help. Love the family focus, youth enrichment, feeling of love and respect for to those who are given assistance, and positive role models that the Board are for our community and youth. Go Team Sparkle!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sparkle is the best!
They help so many people that are in a tough place in their lives.
If there were more true non profit organizations like Sparkle..
This world would be a better place.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I founded this nonprofit 4 years ago with one goal- to help others. That is exactly what we do. 100% of every dollar generated goes right back out to help a single mother in need. We are making a difference in this world one sparkle at a time!

Liz H.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I absolutely love Sparkle!
Last year, they made Christmas possible for my friend that is a single mom of two wonderful girls. Not only did they provide gifts and necessities, but Sparkle also wrapped and delivered these gifts! It was incredible!
This year, we had a brand new mattress we donated to Sparkle and the women were a delight to work with.
Not many charities give 100% of donations, but Sparkle does and I know these people do it for all the right reasons.
Thank you for everything you do, Sparkle!