Look Who's Getting it Done Award!

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2019 Look Who’s Getting it Done Winner – Samantha Tradelius 

I am delighted to announce that the 2019 Look Who’s Getting it Done Award goes to Novato resident Samantha Tradelius! 

Samantha is the founder and director of Sparkle Foundation, a 100% volunteer run organization making an impact on many single moms and their children in Novato, the greater Bay Area and Los Angeles. Sparkle’s focus is quite beautiful: women helping women, children helping children, people helping people.  

No one embodies the world sparkle more than Samantha! Her can-do attitude and boundless energy are inspirational.

Inspired by reading “Dear Santa” letters while living in Los Angeles, Samantha was determined to provide for children during the holidays - children who wouldn’t receive gifts of clothes, toys or a holiday meal. She asked family and friends to help, and collectively they provided wrapped gifts, food and basic necessities to these families in need. 

Flash forward to several years later, and Samantha and her team of dedicated board members have grown Sparkle into a non-profit that serves hundreds of children and their mothers every year. Sparkle’s board members work with the recipients to create personalized wish lists so they can have a very special holiday. 

Just this past December over 300 volunteers in Novato helped wrap presents and assembled gift baskets that were delivered to almost 70 families in the Bay Area. The energy in the room was incredible, and volunteers included children and local police officers – all moved to help those less fortunate. 

Not only does Sparkle support single mothers and their children during the holidays, but in the fall they also provide back to school backpacks to students and support children to participate in enrichment programs throughout the year. 

Thank you Samantha Tradelius for your hard work and selfless dedication which allows so many to enjoy much needed sparkle in their lives! You truly are “Getting it Done”!