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Holiday Giving

As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans. The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support.  Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives. We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community!


We have three great ways to give for our Holiday Gift Program this year.  Both individuals and groups/businesses can be a part of giving!


  1. Gift of Hope – Our greatest need this year is the Gift of Hope . One spark of hope can change the journey of a mother or child for the rest of their life.  By giving a monetary donation this holiday season, here’s the Hope you can provide:


$25 can provide a new pair of shoes for a child

$50 can supply a week’s worth of gas to get to and from work

$100 can pay for a week of groceries or a month of utilities for a family

$250 can provide a week of childcare for a working mother

$500 can provide one month’s rent for a family.

$ Other Amount can assist with the area of greatest need for the client.

Please go to to leave your Gift of Hope Donation.                                       If you prefer, checks can be made out to Home of the Sparrow and sent to our address below.


  1. Gift of OpportunityBy giving gift cards, it empowers women to take control of their lives and gives them the Opportunity to be active participants in purchasing crucial items for themselves and their families this holiday season. These items include clothing, shoes, groceries, gas, and prescriptions.  We are seeking gift cards to places like Aldi, Meijer, and Walmart, as well as gas gift cards to BP, Shell and Mobil Gas Stations.


  1. Gift of SupportBy adopting a mother or child in our program, you will have the ability to provide Support during the holidays. By purchasing a few items off of their holiday wish list, you will make their holidays a little brighter. We ask that all gifts be brand new and unwrapped.


All gifts and gift cards should be dropped off no later than December 16th at our Administrative Office,  4209 W. Shamrock Ln, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050, anytime between 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday.


For more information, please contact Michelle Lusmann or Jennifer Kolarczyk.


With sincere thanks,
Michelle Lusmann                                Jennifer Kolarczyk
Volunteer Program Manager                  Volunteer Program Coordinator        
815-271-5444 x24                                 815-271-5444 x60


Home of the Sparrow is a 501c3 organization, and your gifts are tax deductible.



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