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Music Salutes Military & Veterans Trending Big
2 days ago

Music Salutes Military & Veterans Trending Big

Music salutes military and veterans is trending big now as in 2017, especially before the end of the year. The common thread -- to raise awareness and funds for our veterans -- while each musical effort is for varying charitable factions of the whole. We take a look back to our feature from 2017 in [...]
November Sparks Giving, Health, Writing +
2 weeks ago

November Sparks Giving, Health, Writing +

By  •  Advocacy
November Sparks shine on Giving, Health, Writing and more. We give thanks this month on Thanksgiving Day and Giving Tuesday, but November is also host to many more Socially Sparked® wonderful awareness observances in the health, arts and social arenas. Health observances include National Diabetes Awareness Month and No-Shave November. Social issue initiatives include Adaption [...]
October Hails Women Small Business Owners
2 weeks ago

October Hails Women Small Business Owners

October hails women small business owners during National Women's Small Business Month. It’s a time to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of female entrepreneurs and to recognize the vital role they play in our economy. THE CHANGING FACE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy. More than [...]
LGBT History Month Sparks
3 weeks ago

LGBT History Month Sparks

By  •  Advocacy
LGBT History Month sparks this October. The annual month stresses the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history. According to the creators of this annual campaign, the LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public [...]
Music’s Political and Social Impact
3 weeks ago

Music’s Political and Social Impact

By  •  Music, Advocacy
Music’s political and social impact penetrates loudly today as it has in years past. Recent conversations coming out of this month's Mondo.NYC music and tech conference echo this philosophy at heightened decimal levels. "Music has the ability to shape perceptions among what is visible, thinkable and understandable," -- Rev. Al Sharpton MUSIC & POLITICS: A [...]
Purple Sparks Everywhere Honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ Youth
4 weeks ago

Purple Sparks Everywhere Honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ Youth

By  •  Advocacy
Purple sparks are everywhere honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ youth. 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual awareness day.  It began in 2010 as a response to high-profile bullying-related suicides of gay schoolers. Spirit Day is held annually on the third Thursday of every October during National Bullying Prevention Month. Purple is the color [...]
Don Your Blue Shirt for Bullying Prevention Day
1 month ago

Don Your Blue Shirt for Bullying Prevention Day

By  •  Advocacy
Don your blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention™ on October 7th. Held annually, this campaign strives to change the culture and eradicate bullying by stomping it out. Coinciding with October's National Bullying Prevention Month, the first Monday every October is designated for the world to stress the importance of bullying prevention and to [...]
Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!
1 month ago

Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!

By  •  Advocacy
Sixty Counts: it's the International Day of Older Persons. This United Nations-designated day spotlights age equality. It offers everyone around the world an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions that older people make to society. Moreover, it raises awareness of the opportunities and challenges of aging in today’s world. The UN designates October [...]
October Sparks For Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention +
1 month ago

October Sparks For Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention +

By  •  Advocacy
October sparks for Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, Drug Safety Education, Breast Cancer plus many other important health and social issues that plague our society. It's also the time for Fall fun activities as apple and pumpkin picking and trick or treating for Halloween. We spotlight a few key causes and activities below to help kick-start [...]
Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month
2 months ago

Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month

Autumn sparks the annual Hispanic Heritage Month! It's that time of year where we recognize the important contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Every September 15th to October 15th we celebrate their heritage and culture. Every year since 1968 from September 15th thru October 15th we celebrate Hispanic and Latino [...]
Happy National Wildlife Day
2 months ago

Happy National Wildlife Day

By  •  Advocacy
Happy National Wildlife Day, which is held annually on September 4th. The day serves to bring global awareness and education concerning the number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation. National Wildlife Day was founded in 2005 by Animal Behaviorist and Philanthropist Colleen Paige. The day was created to bring awareness and [...]
September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Recovery, Food Safety +
2 months ago

September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Recovery, Food Safety +

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September sparks awareness for suicide prevention, recovery, food safety, cancer and many more important health and social initiatives. The return to fall starts an active calendar of monthly and weekly campaigns designed to make an impact for progress, prevention and finding cures. Here are highlights for September. NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH: celebrating its 30th year, recovery month [...]
World Humanitarian Day 2019 Honors Women Heroes
3 months ago

World Humanitarian Day 2019 Honors Women Heroes

By  •  Advocacy
World Humanitarian Day 2019 honors women heroes. The International Day is held each year on August 19th to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. The day focuses on the unsung heroes who have long been working on the front lines in their own communities in some of [...]
June Sparks Pride, Safety, Environment and More
5 months ago

June Sparks Pride, Safety, Environment and More

By  •  Advocacy
June sparks awareness for LGBT Pride, Safety, the Environment and a host of summertime fun. The colorful month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of Summer, Fathers and festivals galore. Here are five top June Events to know. NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH — Every June [...]
APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
7 months ago

APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +

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April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives. Sparks also electrify awareness for the environment, sexual assault, child abuse and distracted driving. Designated days include Earth Day, World Health Day and Walking Day, to name just a few. Here’s a topline of April’s finest. NATIONAL POETRY [...]
Global Conversations for a Better World Intensify During UN Week
1 year ago

Global Conversations for a Better World Intensify During UN Week

Global conversations for a better world intensify this week as a variety of activities surrounding UN Week and the 73rd United Nations General Assembly take place in New York City -- all with one common goal in mind — The 17 Global Goals (SDGs). UN Week, a/k/a Global Goals Week runs from September 22nd thru [...]
September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Cancers, Food Safety +
1 year ago

September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Cancers, Food Safety +

By  •  Advocacy
September sparks awareness for suicide, cancers, food safety and many more important health and social initiatives. The return to fall starts an active calendar of monthly and weekly campaigns designed to make an impact for progress, prevention and finding cures. Here are highlights for September. NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH: Held every September, the month is [...]
June Sun Shines on Safety, Pride, Environment and More
1 year ago

June Sun Shines on Safety, Pride, Environment and More

June sun shines awareness on Safety, LGBTQ Pride, the Environment, Summerfests and more worthwhile causes and fun events. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of Summer, Fathers, Hunger and festivals galore. Here are five top June Events to know. IN THE SUNLIGHT >NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH -- Every June, the National Safety Council [...]
Happy Memorial Day
1 year ago

Happy Memorial Day

By  •  Advocacy

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Breaking Down Barriers Begins with Dialogue: Quote of the Week
1 year ago

Breaking Down Barriers Begins with Dialogue: Quote of the Week

The Socially Sparked Quote of the Week comes from outspoken activist Harvey Milk. The visionary civil and human rights leader firmly believed that dialogue played a crucial role in breaking down prejudices. In honor of this week’s celebrations for Cultural Diversity of Dialogue and the birthday of the late Harvey Milk, we highlight one of [...]