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

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

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Grand Re-Opening Palatine Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store – August 1st, 2022

The Palatine Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Center officially re-opens on Monday, August 1, 2022. The store is located at: 275 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine, Il. The Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Center will be hosting a Grand opening celebration on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from10am-5pm.  Come see the newly renovated store, stop in early and receive your Free Gift – gifts will be given to the first 100 people, and every purchase qualifies you an entry into the raffle to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet the drawing will be held on August 31 st in the store. So, shop often to get your name entered. A ribbon cutting will be held by the Palatine Chamber on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Noon. Home of the Sparrow staff, chamber officials and Mayor Schwantz will be there to cut the ribbon, Stop by and see us! (more…)

Volunteers needed for McHenry County Fair, August 2-7, 2022! For each volunteer shift you sign up for, $10 will be donated to Home of the Sparrow!

Home of the Sparrow needs your help! We are seeking shift volunteers to help take and sell tickets at the McHenry County Fair throughout August 2nd to August 7th, 2022! For every hour that you volunteer, $10 will be donated to Home of the Sparrow to help the women and children in our shelter and programs. Get FREE ENTRY on the days that you volunteer! (more…)

Home of the Sparrow’s MAY+JUNE Newsletter is out now!

Read it at www.hosparrow.org/publication-2 to learn more about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, community highlights, job openings and more! (more…)

July 4th, 2022 Holiday Closure – Home of the Sparrow Administrative Office, Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores, and Community Threads

In observance of Independence Day on July 4th, 2022, Home of the Sparrow's Administrative Office in McHenry, all Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores, and Community Threads will be CLOSED. We hope you have a great holiday! (more…)

Home of the Sparrow Annual Oktoberfest Golf Outing on September 12, 2022 at Bull Valley Golf Club

Raise life-changing funds for women and children who are experiencing homelessness.   Registration is ALL-INCLUSIVE and includes a round of golf with cart on a top-ranked golf course, fun contests, grilled lunch, free beer, heavy appetizers after golfing, and swag items. Winning foursome takes home Traveling Trophy for the year!   Don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win a Yeti Rolling Cooler, Solo Stove or brand new Patio Set, OR join in on the fun of the Super Raffle for a chance to win $3,000, $500 or $250. Drawing will be held in person and on Facebook Live the day of the event. You do not need to be present to win.   To purchase event tickets, Super Raffle Tickets, and raffle tickets for the 3 baskets, please create a FREE OneCause Account HERE and then proceed with registration, or CLICK HERE for additional event details.   Questions? Contact Allyson Gluth at agluth@hosparrow.org or 815-271-5444 Ext. 224

Job Openings with Home of the Sparrow!

Home of the Sparrow is hiring! Join our team and make a difference in your community! Events Coordinator, Grants Writer, Shift Managers (at the Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores McHenry & Cary), Receiving Stockroom Clerk (at Mundelein Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores), and Movers. (more…)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Home of the Sparrow’s Upcoming Events in 2022!

Mark your calendars and plan to join Home of the Sparrow at their upcoming events in 2022! (more…)

Home of the Sparrow is Seeking additional Bids!

Home of the Sparrow is seeking bids for the installation of an Air Purification System for its Shelter.  Contractors are invited to submit a proposal.  Please see the attached Bid Package document by clicking HERE. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow is Seeking Bids for a Roof Replacement!

Home of the Sparrow is seeking bids for a roof replacement for its Shelter and the Garage.  Roofers are invited to submit a proposal.  Please see attached document by clicking HERE. Sealed mailed bids from General contractors and contractors will be received  for a period of 14 business days by Debbie DeGraw at Home of the Sparrow, Inc. located at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry IL 60050 until 10:00 am local time on July 15th, 2022 They will be publicly opened and read aloud on July 18th, 2022- If interested in attending please email Debbie Degraw at DDeGraw@hosparrow.org for a virtual link. (more…)

VOLUNTEER WITH HOME OF THE SPARROW! New Opportunities Available!

Do you know someone who may be interested in volunteering at the Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores or Community Threads, or at Home of the Sparrow's housing units this spring and summer? Visit www.hosparrow.org/how-to-help/ways-of-giving/volunteer to see how you can get started! Questions? E-mail Rebecca Stiemke at RStiemke@hosparrow.org. (more…)

Important Changes to Home of the Sparrow’s Furniture Pick Up Service Effective May 2nd, 2022

Due to the increasing costs of fuel to the agency, starting May 2nd, 2022, a $10 surcharge fee will be required for all furniture pick ups. Credit card only, no cash or checks. Upon arrival, Home of the Sparrow's Movers will have a device on hand to receive credit card payment. Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Barrington Junior Womens Club Awards Home of the Sparrow & Local Organizations Grants to Support their Programs

Thank you to the Barrington Junior Womens Club for awarding Home of the Sparrow and 25 other local organizations grants to help support their missions and initiatives for women, children, and seniors. Home of the Sparrow is grateful to have been a recipient and hopes to continue helping homeless women and children in our community.

Administrative Office: 4209 W Shamrock Ln, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050    |    Phone: 815-271-5444    |    E-mail: info@hosparrow.org

Administrative Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm, Friday 8:30am-4:00pm, CLOSED Saturday-Sunday and Holidays