Home of the Sparrow gratefully welcomes your support in making our 2015 events a success! Every year, Home of the Sparrow, hosts four fundraising events to assist in the growing need of shelter, affordable housing and supportive services for approximately 300 plus homeless women and children, to whom we serve within Northern Illinois.

The first event of 2015, “There’s No Place Like Home” is our Annual Women’s Luncheon, held at D’ Andrea Banquets & Conference Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Kelly Swanson, comedian and motivational story teller, returns by popular demand for a second year. Her southern charm will take us to Prides Hollow, her tiny town about a mile and a hair past nowhere, where the simple life is revered, ordinary heroes are appreciated, and the stories aren’t fancy – they’re about people like us. No matter what the outside world may have in store for you – There’s No Place Like Home. Please invite your friends and co-workers and join us for a fun filled afternoon of good simple humor where you will be motivated by Kelly’s message of women and community.

“Give My Regards to Broadway” is Home of the Sparrow’s 2015 Annual Gala & Organ Concert event. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2015. This is our largest fundraising event of the year. Believe us when we say, you will not want to miss this event, so reserve your table early. Our Gala event is held at the magnificent Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, IL. Your evening will begin with the delightful rendition of Broadway musical favorites performed by concert organist, R. Jelanni Edington, on the extraordinary Sanfilippo Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Thereafter, continue on a mystical self-guided tour of the estate, where you will be gloriously surprised by the world’s largest collection of beautifully restored music machines; explore the steam engine collection and become fascinated with the glass-front orchestrions and much more. The evening does not disappoint and there is something for everyone. Hors d’oeuvres, dinner and four hour open bar are included with the evening’s experience. We anticipate the event to be a sellout as over 350 guests are averaged to attend.

Join us for our 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing on August 24, 2015 at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock. A golf scramble, contests, dinner, exciting raffles and auctions will round out the day.

Home of the Sparrow’s event success is credited largely to our generous sponsors, who lend their names and financial support. The money raised at each event directly supports our shelters providing transitional housing and comprehensive supportive services. We anticipate in the year of 2015 to serve over 324 people in Northern, IL.

We hope you will support Home of the Sparrow by joining hands with us as a partner and sponsor for these events. By participating as a sponsor, your organization will benefit from extended exposure through media campaigns and promotional efforts directed towards the supporters of Home of the Sparrow.

A variety of sponsorship levels are detailed in our Sponsorship Opportunity Packet. You have an option to combine sponsorships for all four events, which many companies find appealing for budgetary purposes. If you prefer, we can mix and match to create a custom fit for your business! Please select the level of participation that best meets your needs, and be secure in the knowledge that your sponsorship will be used to help the homeless women and children at Home of the Sparrow.

Your business will receive optimum exposure to thousands in the community, showing your commitment in making McHenry County and Northern Illinois a better place to live. Please note that we have also increased our media coverage! We now insert our newsletter into the Northwest Herald that gives us about 33,000 contacts, as well as through our eBlasts to over 12,000. In addition, we have ads that will be in the Herald and many other media outlets like: Quintessential Barrington, McHenry County Living, Lake County Journal and all the local chambers including Palatine!

We are counting on you becoming a partner with us in ending homelessness for women and children. Feel free to contact Reyeh Aguilar at raguilar@HOSparrow.org or at (815) 271-5444 x-40. Sponsorship Completed Forms can be mailed to 5342 W. Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050, or faxed to (815) 271-5406.