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Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 0 comments

Almost a year ago the Samaritan Inn began investigating some of the causes of homelessness in Collin County. The results were not surprising: a lack of affordable housing topped the list. In Collin County the average cost of a one bedroom apartment is $650 per month, in addition; a security deposit, utility deposits and an application fee are regularly required, this makes housing out of reach for most people who earn minimum wage. We come across this problem often at the Samaritan Inn-people have completed our program, they have secured...

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Sparky’s Kids End the Year With a Bang

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 0 comments

What better way to end the school year than with an end-of-the-summer bash? Recently, one of Texans Can!’s biggest supporters, Sparky’s Kids, hosted a picnic in Addison, Texas, recognizing all Dallas-Fort Worth Can! students who received one of 375 computers awarded from the Sparky’s Kids Computers For Kids program. Thanks to GlobalTec, Sparky’s Kids and Marc Sparks, students, staff and administrators enjoyed some barbeque on a warm, sunny day at the Addison Circle Park celebrating the achievements of those students...

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Texans Can! Reflects on its 20 Years in Dallas

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 0 comments

Dallas Can! Academy celebrated our 20th Anniversary recently by hosting a ribbon cutting and Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Oak Cliff campus. More than 200 people were on hand to celebrate this milestone and take a look back at where it all began. Dallas City Council officials, Dallas Independent School District administrators and business leaders were in attendance to help mark the dedication of the campus to the at-risk teens in the area that face more life struggles in one day than most of us face in a lifetime. Two of Texans...

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NEW AT THE INN… State-of-the-Art Computer Lab

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 0 comments

On a warm day in late November, Marc Sparks arrived at the Samaritan Inn with his “A Team.” The A Team members have all worked closely with Marc in his business endeavors, and are part of his “inner circle”; they all embrace Marc’s enthusiasm for working hard and giving back to those in need. This time, the A Team had been specifically recruited by Marc to turn an empty storage room at the Samaritan Inn into a state-of-the-art computer lab. With a lot of laughter, several feet of cable, a gallon of paint, two brooms and one hammer, the...

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In Honor of Marc Sparks

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 0 comments

The Samaritan Inn honored Marc Sparks for his compassionate heart and generous contributions by naming our new facility in his honor. A plaque has been erected just outside of our main entrance that reads: A Samaritan is one who is generous and ready to help fellow beings in distress. The Samaritan Inn is named for a man who personifies that definition, a man who has a deep personal commitment and passion for helping homeless individuals and families, a man who lives his life as a Good Samaritan. Marc Sparks began his faithful service to the...

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From the Heart…

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 0 comments

This fall, C.A.R.E. received a leadership gift to under-write new habitat construction. Dallas entrepreneur and investment wizard George Thompson, along with partner Marc Sparks, probably thought they were just writing a check… for the cats. Little did they know that they were writing the next chapter in the growth of the Center. George and Marc provided the funding required to construct new enclosures as well as a special leopard habitat. When George Thompson first learned about the hands-on training retreats with lions and tigers that...

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A Donation, A Gift and a Future for At-Risk Kids Local Donor Gives to kids at Texans Can! and their future.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 0 comments

Texas Non Profits DALLAS – Texans Can! proudly announces a gift from GlobalTec Solutions™ founder, Marc Sparks. Mr. Sparks is also helping academically at-risk youth by donating 24 new Dell computers for the new Texans Can! Academy at Paul Quinn computer lab. Additionally, through Sparky ‘s Kids, Mr. Sparks is providing 26 computers to deserving Dallas Can! and Fort Worth Can! students who have exhibited a dedication to their pursuit of academic excellence. “There’s still a large number of young people who do not have the...

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Texans Can! Students Receive 75 Dell Computers

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 0 comments

The Dallas Post Tribune A total of 75 brand new Dell computers were awarded to deserving Texans Can! students among the six metroplex Can! campuses! The students that earned the “Sparky’s Kids” computers received the computers at their local campus’ Winner’s Circle Programs. Sparky’s Kids has chosen to partner with Texans Can! for the 2004-2005 school year! Sparky’s Kids is dedicated to providing new, high-quality computers to financially disadvantaged youth so that the quality of their education can...

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Chuck Bloom: Lynn Sipiora for Texan of the Year

Posted by on Dec 4, 2008 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 1 comment

sourced from: The Dallas Morning News Posted by Marc A. Sparks in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX on Dec 04, 2008 03:06 PM CST on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 She has never thrown the winning touchdown pass to capture the Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl or Super Bowl, nor has she won a Grammy or political office. All she has done is … change the world, at least for some people in need in Collin County. As executive director of the Samaritan Inn, the county’s only homeless shelter, Lynne Sipiora marshals the task of providing food, shelter, counseling...

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Marc Sparks Charities

Posted by on Oct 3, 2008 in Marc Sparks: In the News | 3 comments

Marc is very active economically, physically and emotionally, in several charities: The Samaritan Inn (www.thesamaritaninn.org) is a non-profit organization, which is the only homeless shelter in Collin County, Texas. Established in 1984, The Samaritan Inn has provided millions of meals and has helped thousands of homeless people regain their independence with comprehensive programs and the help of caring individuals and corporations. Sparks sits on the Finance Advisory Board and has been integral in bolstering both financial aid and...

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