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Holiday Gift Program 2022

Help Homeless women & children in our community this Holiday Season through our Holiday Gift Program which includes Adopt-a-Family and our Holiday Giving Trees which will be located at Home of the Sparrow’s 7 Thrift Stores and local community businesses! 

3 Great Ways for Individuals, Groups & Businesses to Give!

For more information about our Gifting Program & to Adopt a Family, contact Allyson Gluth at or 815-271-5444 x224.


CLICK HERE to leave your Gift of Hope donation!
If you prefer, checks can be made out to Home of the Sparrow & mailed to our office address at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050.


Provide homeless women & children with basic needs as they move into the shelter or move out into their own housing. This gives them the Opportunity to focus their time on achieving self-sufficiency, knowing that their basic needs are met. Donations from the Shelter Needs Wish List can be dropped off at our office address at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050, by 12/30/22.

CLICK HERE for the full Shelter Needs Wish List.


Adopt a mother or child from HOS programs. This year, we are asking donors to purchase Gift Cards for each family member which will allow the women to shop for their children. You can mail or drop them off at our office address at 4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050, by 12/12/22.


Located at Home of the Sparrow’s 7 Thrift Stores & Local Businesses

Give back this holiday & help homeless women & children in our community! Home of the Sparrow’s Holiday Giving Trees will be located at the 6 Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores, Community Threads, and various local businesses. Each Giving Tree will have paper ornaments with items of need from HOS’s Shelter Needs Wish List. Donors can select as many ornaments as they’d like, then return gift cards & new items unwrapped & in original packaging to the Giving Tree of which the selected ornament was picked from by December 30th , 2022.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Daly Post at or 815-271-5444 x262 for more information. Thank you for your support!

Community Giving Tree Locations:

Ziegler’s Ace Hardware, Roscoe Antique Mall – Woodstock, Berkshire Hathaway – McHenry, Daily Projects – Algonquin, Chicago Institute of Health & Wellness – West Dundee, Crystal Lake Public Library, Village of Lake in the Hills, Pure Barre- South Barrington, Functional Medicine by Well-Rooted Well-Rooted Pediatrics, Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Bede School, Light of Christ Lutheran Church – Algonquin, Olive Garden – McHenry, Valerie’s Salon, Spa, & Boutique, IHOP – Crystal Lake, Woodstock Public Library, Lou Malnati’s – Lakewood, Crystal Lake Christian Church, Orchard Church – McHenry, Northwestern Medicine Home Medical Equipment – Algonquin, Northwestern Medicine Home Medical Equipment – Algonquin, Good Shephard Health and Fitness Center – Barrington, Marengo Community High School, Yoga Seva – Crystal Lake

Proceeds further HOS’s mission to provide Hope, Opportunity, & Support that empowers women & children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. HOS is a 501(C)3 organization, and your gifts are tax deductible.


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