Homelessness can happen to anyone… The majority of women that we serve never saw it coming – the loss of a job, death of a spouse, domestic violence, a serious illness, or a partner walking away from their family leaving little to no support. Help change a life today with a Gift of Hope Donation! Your contribution will enable HOS to provide basic necessities to women and children who are experiencing homelessness, such as housing, food and clothing!


DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Donations will be matched up to $150,000!


In fiscal year 2022 alone, your support directly impacted the lives of over 360 individuals and helped an additional 1,600+ 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 HOS. Thank you for your generosity! Have a great holiday season!

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

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 including:

Ziegler’s Ace Hardware

Olive Garden – McHenry

Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Bede School

Well-Rooted Pediatrics

Functional Medicine by Well-Rooted

Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church

Light of Christ Lutheran Church – Algonquin

Pure Barre- South Barrington

Chicago Institute of Health & Wellness – West Dundee

Crystal Lake Public Library

Village of Lake in the Hills

Daily Projects – Algonquin

Roscoe Antique Mall – Woodstock

Berkshire Hathaway – McHenry

Valerie’s Salon, Spa, & Boutique

IHOP – Crystal Lake

Woodstock Public Library

Lou Malnati’s – Lakewood

Crystal Lake Christian Church

Orchard Church – McHenry

Northwestern Medicine Home Medical Equipment – Algonquin

Good Shephard Health and Fitness Center – Barrington

Marengo Community High School

Yoga Seva – Crystal Lake

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.

Please return gift cards & new items UNWRAPPED & in original packaging to the Giving Tree of which the selected ornament was picked from by 12/30/22. Please note that we encourage donations to be dropped off BEFORE Christmas, but 12/30/22 is the final date that we will accept holiday donations.


Questions? Please contact Lindsay Daly Post at LDalyPost@hosparrow.org or 815-271-5444 x262


To drop donations at our headquarters, please ensure that you make an appointment prior to stopping by. To schedule an appointment, please contact Allyson Gluth at 815-271-5444 x224 or AGluth@hosparrow.org

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. Thank you for your support!