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Sparc enriches the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by enabling them to successfully live, learn, work and socialize in the community.

Founded in 1951, Sparc is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Springfield area. For over 60 years, we've been dedicated to helping individuals find work and outlets to build self-confidence and independence, and live up to their potential.

Our work center provides training opportunities to help both individuals and local businesses. Our programs provide work to improve ability to engage in productive work activities through a focus on cooperation, attendance, productive capacity, and task completion. Individuals also recieve assistance and training in physical fitness, computer skills, work-place relationships, volunteerism, self-advocacy, personal care and other hobbies. Building these skills allows individuals to find and maintain a place in a work atmosphere and provides assistance to local businesses looking for help.

Recent News & Events
The "MAINE" Event Live Lobster Bake
Saturday, September 17th
Purchase your tickets today at thinklobsterbake.com to Springfield's one and only authentic live lobster bake. Enjoy a casual evening of authentic New England Cooking baked right on site. Relaxing music provided by Lowder & Manning. Make this an evening of great food, great friends, and good times. This event will sell out - only 400 tickets will be sold.
Lincoln Land Charity Championship - Panther Creek Country Club -Partners with Sparc
July 14th-July 17th
Three Local Charities to Partner with the Lincoln Land Charity Championship A percentage of the ticket sale proceeds benefit local charities Springfield, IL (Apr. 19) - The Lincoln Land Charity Championship, being held July 14-17, announced today that three local charities are partnering with the inaugural Web.com Tour event. Partnering charities include Contact Ministries, Sparc, and the United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln. The three local charity partners of the Lincoln Land Charity Championship will receive proceeds from all ticket sales. Additionally, The Lincoln Land Charity Championship will provide a platform for the charities to tell their stories to the community. The Lincoln Land Charity Championship will feature the three charities on the tournament website, on-course signage during the event, and incorporate them into special events taking place during tournament week. “We are excited to have these three remarkable local charities partner with the Lincoln L
"Celebrating the Triumphs of the Human Spirit"
April 8. 2016
Sparc hosted our 3rd "Celebrating Our Triumphs" Breakfast, Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 with more than 500 people participating. In 1 short hour we were able to educate and inspire those attending about the important work Sparc does and the wonderful people we support. We have posted LeeAnn Hopwood and her mother, Roseannes' very inspirational video on our home page for those who were unable to attend the breakfast. We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our Table Captains for their commitment to our organization, and everyone who attended for their time, their treasure and their talent.
Be sure to stop in this holiday season and pull a tag from our Sparc Angel Tree! Each tag on the tree has the name of an individual supported by Sparc and a few items they identified as things they would like for Christmas. Gifts are due back to Sparc, unwrapped, by December 15 for delivery. Our beautiful Angel Tree is located at 232 Bruns Lane.
Sparc
June 23, 2016
Make sure you don't miss what is becoming one of Springfield's most fun charity golf outings. June 23rd- 12:30 Shotgun Start @ The Rail Golf Course. Call 217-793-2100 and reserve your foursome today. Cash purse of $2000.00,Lunch, Dinner and a Heads/Tails 50/50 Auction. Winner guaranteed to KEEP his winnings.
Thank you for your support
March 24th, 2015
If you missed our recent "Celebrating Our Triumphs" Breakfast, we have posted Michael Blair's very inspirational video for you to enjoy on our home page. Thank you to all of our Table Captains and the more than 400 guests who were able to attend this year's breakfast. As a result of your commitment and generosity, Sparc was able to raise more than $200,000.00 to help support individuals with developmental disabilities. Together we can Celebrate!
Design Ideas Holiday Outlet Store
Nov 22nd - Dec 24th
After a four-year hiatus, Sparc and Design Ideas announce that the much-anticipated Design Ideas Holiday Outlet Store is back in Springfield and OPEN for the 2014 holiday shopping season. Located at The Capital City Shopping Plaza (old Shopko location). Store hours are Tues.-Fri. 11-7 Sat. 10-6 and Sun. 12-5 To stay in the loop on the Design Ideas Holiday Outlet Store’s progress and events, connect with us at https://www.facebook.com
/DIHolidayOutletStore .
WELCOME
Sparc enriches the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by enabling them to successfully live, learn, work and socialize in the community.

Founded in 1951, Sparc is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Springfield area. For over 60 years, we've been dedicated to helping individuals find work and outlets to build self-confidence and independence, and live up to their potential.

Our work center provides training opportunities to help both individuals and local businesses. Our programs provide work to improve ability to engage in productive work activities through a focus on cooperation, attendance, productive capacity, and task completion. Individuals also recieve assistance and training in physical fitness, computer skills, work-place relationships, volunteerism, self-advocacy, personal care and other hobbies. Building these skills allows individuals to find and maintain a place in a work atmosphere and provides assistance to local businesses looking for help.

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