Host an Event

Interested in Hosting a Community Fundraising Event or Donation Drive
to Benefit Home of the Sparrow?

Home of the Sparrow welcomes the community’s initiatives to help further the awareness of homelessness among women and their children. By planning a fundraiser or donation drive, the community organizer takes on the fun of creating and running a successful event on their own. Home of the Sparrow appreciates the efforts of others to help save on staffing resources to secure important funds for the agency. Thank you!

Questions? Please contact or call 815-271-5444

Information About Community Events

Community Fundraising Events are sponsored or hosted by individuals, businesses, organizations or groups in support of Home of the Sparrow.

Previous community fundraising events have included donation drives, social media/virtual fundraising campaigns, runs/walks, auctions and raffles, luncheons or dinners, car shows, fashion shows, self-improvement classes, and restaurant nights where a portion of proceeds or the profits from the night are donated to Home of the Sparrow.

Information About Donation Drives

A donation drive is a type of fundraiser where organizers ask community members, friends and/or family to donate items of need for a cause.

First, please call Home of the Sparrow at 815-271-5444 to check what items the agency is currently in need of. Or see the Shelter Needs Wish List for currently accepted donations.

Our Location

1991 Duncan Place
Woodstock, IL 60098

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ph: (815) 271-5444
fax: (815) 271-5406

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Home of the Sparrow opened its doors as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit homeless shelter in 1987. Today, HOS offers more than shelter services. Programs include a 3-unit Transitional Apartment Program, a Rapid Rehousing Program, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, 25 units of Affordable Housing, and six Sparrows’ Nest Thrift Stores and Donation Centers and one Community Threads Upscale Resale Store.