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My Sister's Dress

10th Annual Dress Sale

Saturday, March 4, 2017


@ Sage YMCA

Making Prom Affordable for all! The sale is a mutually beneficial event. Area high school students are able to purchase gently worn formal attire in hopes to make prom more affordable. This includes new and gently used dresses, jewelry, purses, shoes and more! All proceeds from the event are donated Home of the Sparrow.


We are collecting new or gently used dresses, jewelry, purses, shoes, etc.

You may bring your donation(s) to any of the following Drop-Off Locations:

Star 105.5

(8800 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014)


(701 Manor Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014)

Taylor Stevens Salon and Spa

(1940 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102)

American Community Bank locations

Home of the Sparrow Headquarters

(4209 W. Shamrock Ln Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050)

All 6 Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Centers

Human Race 5k Run/Walk

7th Annual 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, April 23, 2017


@ McHenry County College

8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012

McHenry County Human Race is a great family fun racing event. This 5K CARA Certified walk/run allows participants to choose which organization will receive the proceeds of their race fee and any fundraising they choose to do. The race annually takes place at McHenry County College on the fourth Sunday in April at 8AM.

In its first six years, the Human Race supported over 60 local organizations serving McHenry County and raised over $444,000!

This is a great community event that highlights and strengthens the missions of local nonprofit organizations.

Click this button to learn more about the event including the Race Day Schedule, T-shirt Pickup info, Race Divisions, Contests and Prizes, Race Rules and more!

Get Your Hero On:
Register Today!


  • $35.00 January 1 to March 31
  • $40.00 April 1 to April 21
  • $15.00  Kids under 10 years old (coupons do not apply to this age group)


Offline Registration

  • $45 Bib and T-shirt Pick-up – April 22, 11AM to 2PM at MCC
  • $45.00 Day of April 24 from 6:30 to 7:30AM


*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fees listed above do not include the processing fee.