Ways of Giving

There are many ways you can help Home of the Sparrow...

General Cash Contributions

Making a cash contribution is easy. You can make an Online Donation Here , by Phone (815) 271-5444, or by mail with a check: 4209 W. Shamrock Unit B. McHenry, IL 60050. Thank you!


Companies may become sponsors of our benefits, fundraisers, and other popular events. To learn more about our Sponsorships, click here

Attend HOS Events

They provide needed revenue to support our mission. You can have fun while helping the clients of HOS achieve self-sufficiency. Click here for a listing of current events, or Denise Wasserman Haugk at Dhaugk@HOSparrow.org or Call the Development Team at  (815)271-5444.

Sparrows Nest Thrift Stores

When you shop at or donate to any one of our Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores you have the satisfaction of knowing your proceeds are supporting Home of the Sparrow programs and services. You are helping homeless women and children achieve self-sufficiency.

Corporate Partnerships

Customized sponsorship opportunities are available they provide excellent exposure for your company while showing support for your community! There are many ways for your company, vendors and employees to get involved.

A Bequest – Leave a Legacy

Leave a legacy by remembering Home of the Sparrow in your will, estate plan or other long-range financial arrangement. Your legacy gift can assist you and your family through tax benefits and reduced estate and income taxes. Your bequest can leave real estate, stocks, certificates of deposit or a life insurance policy.

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

A thoughtful and appropriate way to honor a loved one in sympathy or as a living memorial. Or a perfect way to celebrate accomplishments or draw attention to special occasions such as birthdays, Bat/Bar Mitzvah, anniversaries, weddings, Mother’s Day, graduations, etc.

Payroll Deduction Plans

 Ask your employer if you can contribute through a payroll deduction plan. Often times employers offer this as a way of contributing with a corporate matching gift.


Home of the Sparrow is always in need of housing. You can donate land, housing or offer rental opportunities.


Donation of time is a very valuable asset. To see what opportunities are available click here. If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact Rebecca Stiemkee at rstiemkee@hosparrow.org.

Social Fundraising Campaign

Social fundraising is the one of the easiest way to support your favorite charity. Promote through your Facebook page and other social media outlets.

In-Kind Gifts

Donate company services, products or any item from our wish list.

Hold a Community Event

Businesses, clubs, and other organizations can host events to benefit Home of the Sparrow. Funds raised will go to support the agency’s mission. Provides for an excellent community service project for groups to be involved! To hold an event, download our Community Event Request Form and email to Emily Greene EGreene@HOsparrow.org.

Foundations & Corporate Grants

 Home of the Sparrow relies on a large portion of financial support from charitable grants. Corporate, Foundation and Family Foundation grants provide the support to expand and sustain our programs.

Social Media Support

Your endorsement means a lot! Be an advocate and share Home of the Sparrow’s content with your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube! By sharing our posts and following us on social media, you have the power to spread more awareness about homelessness and Home of the Sparrow’s mission.

Involve Your Church

Churches often partner with Home of the Sparrow by providing volunteers, hosting wish list drives, hosting 3rd party events and/or by donating money towards supporting the mission of Home of the Sparrow To provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.