Sparrows Nest Thrift Stores

About Home of the
Sparrow's Thrift Stores

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.


Thrift Store Hours 2023




MONDAY-FRIDAY: Open 10am-6pm

SATURDAYS: Open 10am-5pm


Store Open Times until 4:30 PM ONLY

Please do NOT donate items after the donation hours. Donations that are left outside of the storefronts sit in unpredictable weather conditions and are oftentimes damaged by the time that the stores open the next day. HOS pays for extra services to have those damaged donations removed.

Make a difference by volunteering!
Various shifts available!

Furniture Pick Up Service


Recycle gently used furniture back into the community!
Prior to your scheduled furniture pick up time, please have your furniture items on the 1st floor or in garage.

Due to the increasing costs of fuel to the agency, starting May 2nd, 2022, a $10 surcharge fee will be required for all pick ups.
Credit card only, no cash or checks. Thank you for your support and understanding.

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Thrift Store Donation Valuation Forms

The Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores issue blank receipts at the time of the donation. Donors are responsible for maintaining all tax records as well as assigning values to donated items. To help in the determination of a value of a donation for tax purposes, please access the lists below that give approximate low and high value ranges. These ranges are strictly a general guide to help assess a value on what you have donated.

Exceptions – There are exceptions to these values. Brand new items in original packaging could possibly be worth more than the values provided. Please use your own judgement. Antique items may have a higher value. There are resources available on the internet that may help provide values on Antique items.

Click a value list below to see valuation of donated items:


Accessory Donation Valuation

Children’s Donation Valuation

Furniture, Housewares, Linen, Donation Valuation

Men’s Donation Valuation

Women’s Donation Valuation