Sparrows Nest Thrift Stores

About Home of the
Sparrow's Thrift Stores

The Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Center’s and Community Threads’ purpose 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 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.

Temporary Hours 2021

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS: Stores Open 10am-6pm

SATURDAYS: Stores Open 10am-5pm


10:00 AM – 4:30 PM ONLY or until full capacity is reached for the day!

Our thrift stores cannot accept donations once they are at capacity. Please DO NOT donate items after of the donation hours. If donations are left outside of the storefronts, those items sit in unpredictable weather conditions and are oftentimes damaged by the time that the stores open the next day. HOS has to pay for extra services to have those damaged donations removed.

Mondays through Saturdays from 7:30am-4:30pm.
Recycle your gently used furniture items back into the community! Due to
COVID-19, we request that donors have their items be picked up outside, in the garage, or as close to the front door as possible.

Please read our FAQs to see what donation items our thrift stores can and CANNOT accept. Thank you for your support!

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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