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Have an Appliance to Donate?

Have an appliance to donate that is in good working condition and 6 years old or newer?  Home of the Sparrow would love your donation and can even pick it up!  We have an immediate need for washing machines, dryers (gas or electric), refrigerators, and dishwashers.  With a shelter and 26 affordable housing units, we have many appliances to maintain.  Sometimes the appliances need to be replaced as they get old and replacing a part just won't do the trick anymore.  Please contact Michelle Lusmann for more information at or call 815-271-5444.

Register Today For Your Chance To Win Free Golf!

Join us for Home of the Sparrow's 14th Annual Oktoberfest Charity Golf Outing on Monday, September 16, 2019, at the exclusive, private Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, and help us raise life-changing funds for homeless women and children in our community. Register by August 1st and save $10 per golfer. Register by August 16th for a chance to win fun prizes, including golf for free in our golf outing, a new golf bag or golf shoes, or two tickets to the Chicago Cubs! (more…)

We are looking for volunteers for our Algonquin Sparrow’s Nest Store!

Interested in joining Home of the Sparrow? We are looking for volunteers to help out at our Algonquin Sparrow's Nest Store. Call us at 815-271-5444 if you are interested! (more…)

Thankful Thursday – Express Employment

This week's edition of Thankful Thursday features Express Employment Professionals in Crystal Lake, a top staffing company in our area, and a wonderful Premier Sponsor who has supported Home of the Sparrow for many years. (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.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors