at The Olmsted

General Donation

Monetary Donations – To make a Financial Donation to SPARC Hope, use the Donate Button below. We are a Federal Non Profit under section 501(c)(3). SPARC Hope will send out tax statements at the end of the year!

Support A Single Parent

If you would like to Support a Single Parent, a full year is $2400; half a year is $1200. Use the Donate Button below. We will send out tax statements at the end of the year! Will keep you updated on moms in our program through newsletters and annual reports!


We have many ways to volunteer at SPARC Hope. One of the biggest ways to help is by coming to work in our food pantry. This is one of the largest resources that we have for our single parents.

What We Do

SPARC Hope, Single Parent Resource Center, serves single parents who are struggling to make ends meet and who are willing to make the extra effort to help secure the future for themselves and their children. We are also a liaison between resources and services for single parents in our community. SPARC Hope is not welfare or charity, but rather a hand up. Our goal is to uplift the Spiritual, Physical and Emotional needs of single parents. We want to empower single parents to seek a better quality of life through pursuing a higher education, allowing them to become self-supportive through a new career. We understand the road to the American Dream is often full of obstacles, ones we are trying to alleviate.

How We Began

Bob Cherry, Senior Pastor of Northeast Christian Church, challenged 100 members with what he called a Kingdom Assignment. The Kingdom Assignment in short: Take $100.00 and change the world. When Sheila Day received her challenge she ultimately felt that God was laying single mothers on her heart. Her first step was to send out 50 letters asking friends and family to match her $100.00. She wound up receiving $15,000 back. With that she rented her first space which would become Mom’s Closet Resource Center (MCRC).

Since its humble beginnings in 2003 MCRC has changed and grown into a multi-faceted program. We are dedicated to helping single mothers break the cycle of poverty in their own families by encouraging them to engage in higher education. We at SPARC believe the only way to become independent is to strive for excellence through education. 

When doing our strategic planning for 2019, we decided it was time to Re-Brand.  In doing our research, we determined the need was still great in our community to assist single moms, but realized that the need to assist single dads was on the rise.  We also wanted to shed the thought that our organization was a clothes closet.  So, with lots of help, we finally landed on SPARC Hope, Single Parent Resource Center.  We revealed our new name at our Breakfast of Champions on 7/23/19.  Dawne Gee was our guest speaker, and WAVE 3 captured our reveal!  Excited to see  what  our future holds!


Our Mission & Vision


We will be known as a premier resource for single parents that enable and empower them to become self-supporting to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their children


Our purpose is to provide support, encouragement and guidance to single parents in the pursuit of identifying life choice options that will enhance their opportunities for career advancement and independence.


Join Us At Any Event!

Restaurant Nights

In 2020 we will focus in on 4 restaurant night!  Check out details be clicking below!
Don’t miss LeMoo on 2/16/2020!

Yearly Gala - A Night of Inspiration & Sophistication

Join us on April 9, 2020 at the Olmsted! 

Tours - Your Journey Begins Here

SPARC Hope will holding monthly tours.
They will be from 12-1.  




Meet Alisha! She is our youngest parent in our program. We recently sat down to interview Alisha to see how Sparc Hope was helping and to dig a...

read more
December Volunteers

December Volunteers

December Volunteers We are always so grateful to have volunteers each month. No matter the amount, we still appreciate that people are thinking of...

read more


The following is a paraphrased note that Laura and Staci received from one of our clients that really demonstrates the impact we are having: We have...

read more

Become a Volunteer Today

To assist in making your volunteer experience the best it can be, please fill out the Volunteer Application and send back to Mary. For all volunteer opportunities, you can contact Mary Martinez at 502-245-9899, ext 207 or

Learn More

Single Parent's Closet Resource Center

11921 Brinley Avenue, Suite 101 Louisville, KY 40243

Call Us: (502) 245-9899

3 + 11 =