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Home of the Sparrow’s 2023 Gala Du Cirque!

Home of the Sparrow is pleased to announce our 36th annual signature celebration, Gala du Cirque, at the San Filippo Estate on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 from 5-10 pm. 


Please join us for a night of magic and mystique as we step back in time to a charming carnival set in 19th century era Paris. We will delight your senses with self-guided tours of the Place de la Musique, small group performances with mentalist and close up magician, Nolan Webster, and a beautifully crafted meal. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, raffles, a carousel horse race, a “Heads or Tails” game of chance, wine bottle ring toss and an open bar. This will be a night that you won’t want to miss and will never forget! 


Proceeds from the Gala du Cirque will support Home of the Sparrow’s programs which includes a transitional shelter, affordable and subsidized housing units, employment assistance, case management and after care services.  In the fiscal year of 2022, Home of the Sparrow served  over 360 women and children impacted by homelessness and housing insecurity and provided an additional 1600 individuals and families with referrals to community resources. Your attendance at this event will make a world of difference to those in need.


Ticket prices are $225 per person, $425 per couple and $1680 for a table of 8. Black Tie attire is suggested.  Additional information and registration is available on our website: 

For questions and/or phone registration, please contact our Event Coordinator at or by calling 815-271-5444 x262. 


Home of the Sparrow is a 501c3 non-profit that provides a Transitional Shelter, Housing and Supportive Services to homeless women and children as they journey from homelessness to self sufficiency. HOS also operates the Sparrow’s Nest and Community Threads Thrift Stores and Donation Centers.  For a list of services, store locations, and other ways to get involved please visit our website at or like “Home of the Sparrow” on Facebook.


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