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

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

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours for Administrative Office and Thrift Stores

Hello everyone! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here are Home of the Sparrow's and the thrift stores' Thanksgiving Holiday Hours. Our Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores and Community Threads will be closing early on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 3pm. They will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020. The thrift stores will be open on Black Friday, November 27, 2020 and Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 10am-5pm. Home of the Sparrow's Administrative Office will be open on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 during regular business hours of 8:30am-5pm. The office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 26 through 27, and will be open again on Monday, November 30th, 2020. Thank you all for a wonderful year so far and for your support!

Urgent for Volunteers at our Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores in Third Lake and Woodstock

Visit www.hosparrow.org/applications-and-forms to fill out our Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kolarczyk, Events & Volunteer Program Manager, at (815)271-5444 x224 or JKolarczyk@hosparrow.org.

Home of the Sparrow’s Holiday Gift Program and Holiday Giving Trees 2020

Home of the Sparrow's Holiday Gift Program Home of the Sparrow's Holiday Gift Program offers three great ways for individuals, groups, and businesses to give back to homeless women and children this holiday season! Help homeless women and children in our community! Thank you for your support this Holiday Season! Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, donations MUST be scheduled for drop offs! Please call 815-271-5444 ahead of time to schedule a drop off date and time. Our Headquarters Office is located at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050 (entrance in the back of the building). You may also contact Jennifer Kolarczyk at jkolarczyk@HOSparrow.org or call 815-271-5444 x224 to schedule a donation drop off. Thank you! Holiday Giving Trees Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, donations MUST be scheduled for drop offs! Please call 815-271-5444 ahead of time to schedule a drop off date and time. Our Headquarters Office is located at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050 (entrance in the back of the building). You may also contact Jennifer Kolarczyk at jkolarczyk@HOSparrow.org or call 815-271-5444 x224 to schedule a donation drop off. Thank you!

Home of the Sparrow thanks the high school co-op class from Crystal Lake for volunteering at our properties in McHenry!

This #ThankfulThursday, Home of the Sparrow would like to thank a high school co-op class from Crystal Lake who volunteered on Saturday, October 31st at our subsidized apartments property in McHenry. Their group did such an awesome job staining the playset, deck, stairs and fence, as well as raking and bagging all of the leaves on the property. Everything looks amazing! The residents at those apartments truly appreciate your hard work in making their home and yard look better! We are very grateful to all of you for giving of your time and talents to help those in need!

Job Openings at Home of the Sparrow!

Please help share! Home of the Sparrow has current job openings for Part-Time Weekend Shelter Staff (2 positions)! (more…)

Donate to help Home of the Sparrow’s programs & services for homeless women & children! Give a Gift of Hope Today!

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Home of the Sparrow is seeing a high influx of newly-homeless clients seeking support in addition to those currently in services who will require additional help; this comes at a time when we are experiencing revenue loss. Please consider a donation to sustain the agency and provide a foundation on which Home of the Sparrow can continue to operate and provide vital community services. (more…)

You’re Invited to Home of the Sparrow’s 2020 Annual Open Board Zoom Meeting!

Please join us at Home of the Sparrow’s 2020 Annual Open Board Zoom Meeting on October, 29th, 2020 from 7:30am-9:30am. We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP by October 22nd, 2020 to Kristen Tenore at Ktenore@hosparrow.org. Join with Google Meet: https://aurora.zoom.us/j/96994259477

Press Release – Home of the Sparrow Does Not Renew Lease on Algonquin Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store & Donation Center

Home of the Sparrow will be closing its Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Center located at: 781 S. Randall Rd.  Algonquin, IL. effective October 31st.  The decision was made not to renew the lease thus closing the store. For the past seven years, the store had to overcome many obstacles such as road construction on Randall Road, lack of parking for shoppers and donors and the ease of entry to the location, and more recently COVID-19 these were all factors in the decision. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow has Important Updates in our October Newsletter! Click here to read more!

Visit www.hosparrow.org/publication-2 to read more about Home of the Sparrow's Algonquin Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store Closure, GoFundMe, Holiday Gift Program and Holiday Giving Trees, Volunteering, and more!

McHenry County Illinois Assistant Programs!

Home of the Sparrow would like to share some resources with you all in this time of need. Please check out these McHenry County resources if you are in need of assistance programs to help with rent, bills, prescription medicines, and health and care services. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! (more…)

Donate to Home of the Sparrow’s GoFundMe Campaign Today! Help Sustain our Shelter, Housing and Services for Homeless Women and Children!

CLICK HERE to Donate to Home of the Sparrow's GoFundMe Campaign Today! Home of the Sparrow has been serving Homeless women and children since 1987 – For over 34 years the organization has helped thousands of families achieve a better future. As with many non-profit organizations Home of the Sparrow relies on grants, donations, revenue from events and revenue from our eight Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores and Donation Centers and Community Threads Resale Store. (more…)

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations Updated January 16th, 2020. (more…)
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