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Press Release – Community Threads

Home of the Sparrow is proud to announce that Community Threads Thrift Store will now be managed by Home of the Sparrow. Community Threads is a nonprofit resale store located at 250 West Rand Road in Arlington Heights. Please click HERE to read this exciting news!!!    

Headquarter Office Closed 2/9, Sparrow’s Nest Stores Open at NOON

All of our Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store locations will open at NOON today, February 9th and stay open until 7:00pm. Our Headquarter office remains closed today.

September/October Volunteer Newsletter

Check out our September/October issue of the Sparrow's Link Volunteer Newsletter, which is filled with lots of great volunteer opportunities, as well as many photos of our wonderful volunteers in action!  Please click on link below: Fall Volunteer Newsletter    

Fall Diddley 2017

Fall Diddley 2017 Volunteers are needed for the 32nd Annual Fall Diddley, at the Boone County Fair Grounds in Belvidere, Illinois on Saturday, October 14th from 9 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, October 15th from 9 am – 4 pm. Fall Diddley is a wonderful arts and crafts show featuring over 300 skilled artisans and crafters. This annual event is sponsored by the Mental Health Resource League (MHRL), and the funds raised provide financial aid to mental health related agencies in McHenry County, including Home of the Sparrow. You can help Home of the Sparrow by signing up to volunteer, which helps keep us in the running for MHRL Grant Funding. Volunteer shifts are available throughout the day, and volunteers help in various areas including check-in, bakery sales, raffle ticket sales, shopping bag sales, plant sales, publicity and traffic control. Volunteers receive free entrance into the fair the day of your shift! To sign up for shift, go to this link: http://signup.com/go/yzVeZXO Simply choose a spot and mention Home of the Sparrow in the comments!


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