As we continue to face challenges in our world like the ongoing pandemic and the obstacles it has produced, Home of the Sparrow needs your support now more than ever to continue to help those who have been severely impacted. Your contribution enables Home of the Sparrow to provide basic necessities to women and children who are experiencing homelessness, such as housing, food and clothing! Your Gift of Hope Donation will leave a lasting impact in the lives of many women and children for years to come!

In fiscal year 2021, your support directly impacted the lives of 378 individuals (unduplicated) and helped an additional 2,200+ individuals through phone referrals to community resources. This is your chance to help women lift themselves out of the cycle of homelessness, domestic violence and other issues that led them to Home of the Sparrow.

3 Great Ways for Individuals, Groups & Businesses to Give!

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Help Homeless women & children in our community this Holiday Season through our Holiday Gift Program!

For more information about our Gifting Program & to Adopt a Family, contact Emily Greene at or 815-271-5444 x224.



CLICK HERE to leave your Gift of Hope donation!
If you prefer, checks can be made out to Home of the Sparrow & mailed to our office address at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050.



Provide homeless women & children with basic needs as they move into the shelter or move out into their own housing. This gives them the Opportunity to focus their time on achieving self-sufficiency, knowing that their basic needs are met. Donations from the Shelter Needs Wish List can be dropped off at our office address at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050, by Thursday, 12/30/21.

CLICK HERE for the full Shelter Needs Wish List.



Due to COVID-19, we are asking donors to purchase Gift Cards for each family member this year, which will allow the women to shop for their children online. You can mail or drop them off at our office address at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050, by Thursday, 12/9/21. For Adopt a Family information, please contact Emily Greene at or 815-271-5444 x224. Thank you!

Located at Home of the Sparrow's 7 Thrift Stores & Local Businesses

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Give back this holiday & help homeless women & children in our community! Home of the Sparrow’s Holiday Giving Trees will be located at the 6 Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores, Community Threads, and various local businesses.

Each Giving Tree will have paper ornaments with items of need from HOS’s Shelter Needs Wish List. Donors can select as many ornaments as they’d like, then return gift cards & new items unwrapped & in original packaging to the Giving Tree of which the selected ornament was picked from by Thursday, 12/30/21.

If your business would like to host a Giving Tree at your location, please contact Denise Wasserman Haugk at or 815-271-5444 x262 for more information. Thank you for your support!

Proceeds further HOS’s mission to provide Hope, Opportunity, & Support that empowers women & children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. HOS is a 501(C)3 organization, and your gifts are tax deductible.