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2020 Black & White Gala

I am pleased to invite you to take part in our Annual Gala Celebration to support our mission of preventing women and children in Chester County from experiencing homelessness. This festive and fun event is an opportunity for you (and your family or group) to demonstrate your philanthropic support for our mission and inspire others to do the same.

At Home of the Sparrow, we help local women and children who are facing or experiencing homelessness to transform their lives and build better futures. We helped a record 1,087 women and children last year and the need continues to rise sharply. Housing insecurity is the result of many different factors, including intergenerational poverty, lack of affordable housing, trauma, insufficient education, health challenges, discrimination and unexpected emergencies such as the loss of a partner or sudden unemployment.

When you partner with Home of the Sparrow, we can provide women with the resources, support and safety net to navigate complex challenges and to build better lives for themselves and their children. As a thank you, we would be delighted to promote your philanthropy in a way that feels right to you. Below is a summary of sponsorship levels and benefits, each of which includes event tickets – we hope you can be part of this important fundraiser!

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Kathleen Sanger, Director of Development at or 610-647-4940.


Michelle E. Venema
Chief Executive Officer

About Us

At Home of the Sparrow, we believe that no woman or child should ever experience the trauma of homelessness. Based on more than two decades of experience, we utilize a holistic strategy to help single women and mothers who are in danger of losing their homes. Founded in 1994 as nonprofit organization, we supported a record 1,087 women and children last year. As a trusted service provider, we offer a safety net for single women, mothers, and children in Chester County. We bring organizations and people together to solve the problem of homelessness and to create better futures for women and children.

The Need

Chester County is the wealthiest in our Commonwealth and among the top 25 wealthiest in the country. In a community of great abundance, there is also great poverty, and the most vulnerable among us exist quietly on the fringes in a state of desperation. A report compiled by the County’s Department of Community Development reported that 517 people were identified as experiencing homelessness in Chester County during a single winter night. The count did not include the 497 individuals who were staying in shelters, and those who were sleeping in cars, and on floors in the homes of relatives and friends.

About The Event

Our Annual Gala Celebration will be held on Friday, June 12th at the Drexelbrook Ballroom in Drexel Hill. The event features our fabulous silent auction with over 200 expertly curated items, ensuring there is something for everyone. The evening is rounded out with music, dancing, dining, open bars, a live auction, and a “call-to-action” with a powerful video to illustrate how Home of the Sparrow helps women and children in Chester County who are at risk of homelessness.

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