Home of the Sparrow 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration a Success!
On May 19, 2012, Home of the Sparrow celebrated 25 years of providing transitional shelter and supportive services to homeless women and children. Over 350 people attended the event which was held at The Sanfilippo Mansion in Barrington Hills. Home of the Sparrow premiered its’ new agency video which was made possible by a grant from The Mental Health Resource League for McHenry County. The audience heard real life stories of courage from women who exited the program and who are currently living independently in the community.
“The event raised approximately $193,000! We are truly grateful for all the support, which will make a difference in the lives of the many women and children living in our shelters and apartments,” stated Nancy Hiatt, CEO and President of Home of the Sparrow. “The women who come to us are often broken in spirit and the children are frightened and confused. Each year, through our shelters and apartment programs, we serve an average of 100 residents; more than 65% of whom are children. Our mission is to provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women and children, as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.”
Thank you to our many sponsors: Sage Products, BMO Harris Bank, Alchemy Financial Group, Morgan Bronze Products, Northwest Herald, Baxter Credit Union, Steffans Jewelers, Ambrosia Euro American Patisserie, Best Buy, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Nelson Jewelers, Gladys Choate, Robert Shaw, Althoff Industries, American Community Bank & Trust, Buss Ford-Lincoln, Fabrik Molded Plastics, Fuhler Properties, Home State Bank, Mercy Health System, Aaron’s, , Allan and Joanne Ayers, Robert and Karen Boncosky Allen and Anne-Marie Brown, Ron and Linda Bykowski, Tim Collins and Melanie Guse, Carolos Randolph and April Marie Schenck. Special Thanks to: Mayor Dr. Brian Sager, Northwest Photography Group. The majority of our funding sources are general contributions, fundraisers, the Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores, corporate and family foundation grants, and government grant funding.