Home of the Sparrow operates seven total thrift stores across Northern Illinois; six under the banner of Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Centers, and one under Community Threads Upscale Resale Store.
The purpose of Home of the Sparrow’s thrift stores are to support the mission of Home of the Sparrow. Net proceeds from the seven thrift stores go back into Home of the Sparrow’s programs and services that help women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Home of the Sparrow’s Thrift Stores are also a zero cost provider of clothing, furniture and housewares to Home of the Sparrow clients and clients of other partnering agencies in Northern Illinois. With an exception to mattresses and box springs, everything sold in the thrift stores are new and/or gently used donations from members of the community.