Sparkle Award Winners

Each year Sparkle of Nature gives an award to an organization, church, or individual that does an outstanding job of loving and helping people in their community.

Listed below are some previous Sparkle Award winners, and some information about them.  Also, there are links to websites for those organizations that have them.







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Gateway Community Outreach
Deerfield Beach, Florida - 2001 Sparkle Award winner




In Broward and Palm Beach counties, Florida, some 20 churches of many denominations support Gateway Community Outreach. Gateway operates an emergency homeless prevention, food and support program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. It provides groceries, clothing, rent and mortgage assistance, education (literacy, GED, adult basic education), family mentoring, legal, medical/dental assistance, employment, personal encouragement, spiritual support, and counseling. It works with other local agencies and Jewish centers to match clients with needed services.

Contact Gateway at 291 SE 1st Terrace, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, (954) 725-8434 or 8435 (fax, 8436), e-mail them at, or see their website at


Calvary Assembly of God

Winter Park, Florida - 2000 Sparkle Award winner


Grace Resource Center
Lancaster, California - 1999 Sparkle Award winner


In the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, the Grace Resource Center was begun by the Antelope Valley Ministerial Association and is a joint effort of about 40 churches.

Grace’s stated purpose is "to eliminate hunger in the Antelope Valley, and to share the love of Christ in a tangible way by the giving of services." It feeds 8,000 people monthly, works with other local agencies, operates a "Thrift Super Center," and offers computer classes and POWER courses (Personal growth; Order, Wisdom, Ethics and Relationships).

See Grace’s Internet site at, or contact them at 45134 N. Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534, (661) 940-5272 (fax, 940-5274).





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