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Volunteers Needed at Community Threads (a Home of the Sparrow Thrift Store) In March of 2018, Home of the Sparrow officially welcomed Community Threads to the resale family of stores. Home of the Sparrow now operates eight stores with the addition of Community Threads. Community Threads is the largest of our stores offering 22,000 sq. ft. not-for-profit resale goods. This “Superstore” is located at 250 Rand Road, in Arlington Heights. There is a current need for volunteers! (more…)

Memorial Day Hours!

Home of the Sparrow's Administrative Office in McHenry will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:30 A.M. All of our Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores and our Community Threads Thrift Store will also be closed on Memorial Day, and will reopen on Tuesday morning at 10:00 A.M. (more…)


Registration is Open for our Birdies, Brats and Beer Oktoberfest Charity Golf Outing on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, ranked among the top golf courses in America! (more…)

Give the Gift of Hope this Mother’s Day!

For over 32 years, Home of the Sparrow has been changing the lives of homeless women and children in our community, like Carol and her family, by helping them achieve independence and break the cycle of poverty.   (more…)


To provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.


To reduce homelessness among women and children through creative strategies and community partnerships, resulting in lasting self-sufficiency.

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