September Newsletter for Woodstock
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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. https://www.facebook.com/SparrowsNestWoodstock
Chicago Bears Discount Days
Wear a Chicago Bears shirt or jersey and save 25% off your entire purchase during our special Chicago Bears Discount Days
Starting September 3rd we will be stocking our shelves with Halloween decor and our racks with costumes. We have a limited supply and our inventory changes frequently so shop early and often.
Women's and Juniors Jeans are 30% off until September 30th.
Chicago Bears Discount Days
Behind the scenes
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.
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.