September Newsletter for Woodstock

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Everyone is back to school. Labor Day is over. The the end of Summer is here. Which means Fall is just around the corner! That means it's time for some Football! And the return of our Chicago Bears Discount Days! So get your Jerseys out and save some cash.

This month we'll also be putting out our spooktacular Halloween decorations and costumes. They will be available starting the first week of September. Also a good time to sort through your Halloween stuff and donate what you no longer need, including the costumes the kids have grown out of.

Football and Halloween mean cooler weather and we are looking forward to cooler weather with cute layers of long sleeve tops, jeans and snuggly sweaters. To get things started we are going to have Jeans on sale for the whole month!

Well, that's just some highlights for September be sure to LIKE us on Facebook to keep up with the latest in Sales, Furniture Inventory and whatever else we can find to share with you.

Behind the scenes


We have several people celebrating their Anniversary this month:

Marilyn - 5 years - Marilyn is one of our Housewares and Home Decor volunteers. She likes to clean up and display all of the lovely pictures that are donated to us

Glenn - 5 years - Glenn is one of our electronics testing gurus. If it has a plug or a battery, he's going to make sure it works before we put it on our sales floor.

Emily - 2 years - Emily is our shift manager and our recycling maven. Thanks to her efforts all of our unusable boxes, cardboard, paper, styrofoam and wire hangers don't end up in a landfill.


Only one birthday this month:

Michael - He's our bike expert! He works with a youth a and as a team they inspect the bikes that are donated, clean them up and make minors repairs and adjustments to ensure we have a good safe bike on the sales floor.

Non-profit Thrift Store supporting Home of the Sparrow, Inc

Home of the Sparrow is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that was established in 1986. Home of the Sparrow serves the community as a transitional shelter program providing housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois. Through the generous support of donors and friends, Home of the Sparrow celebrated its 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2012. Each year, more than 165 homeless women and children reside in Home of the Sparrow’s shelters and scattered site apartments. At any given time, up to 65% of residents are children. Since Home of the Sparrow’s program began, over 2,500 women have reached out to Home of the Sparrow, seeking help and hope and ultimately, lives of independence and self-sufficiency. We also provide women in crisis situations with information on additional advocacy services and prevention programs within our community.

The doors of Home of the Sparrow are always open. Utilizing all resources available, we strive to meet the needs of as many women and children as possible while keeping our waiting list at a minimum.