Ways of Giving

General Cash Contributions

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  1. Mail a check, money order, or credit card information to:
    Home of the Sparrow , Inc.
    4209 W Shamrock Lane Unit B
    McHenry, Illinois 60050
  2. Phone credit card information in to 815-271-5444 for confidential processing



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

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.

Offer a Matching Gifts Program

Offer your employees the opportunity to get involved in supporting their community by offering a a matching gifts program. Home of the Sparrow is a 501 (c) 3 Not-For-Profit donations are tax-deductible. This program offers a way for your employees to double up their donation. Your company sets the match amount. This is an easy way for companies to make giiving easy while helping support a very important cause.

Ask About 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.


The donation of time is a very valuable asset. To see what opportunities are available click here.

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Attend Home of the Sparrow events or host your own 3rd Party Event to benefit Home of the Sparrow. Please call the Development Team to coordinate your event. (815)271-5444

Shop-Donate to 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.

In-Kind Gifts

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

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.

Foundations and Corporate Grant Support

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.

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

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Businesses, clubs, and other organizations can host events to benefit Home of the Sparrow. Funds raised will go to support the agencies mission. Provides for an excellent community service project for groups to be involved!

Support Home of the Sparrow by Starting a 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.

Social Media Support

Your endorsement means a lot! Be an advocate and share Home of the Sparrow’s mission with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors through Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.

Memorial Gifts

A thoughtful and appropriate way to honor a loved one in sympathy or as a living memorial. When you make a donation as a memorial or tribute, we will send a beautiful card notifying the family or honoree of your generosity, keeping the amount confidential.

Tribute Gifts

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.