What is HSHRenew?
Renewal at Home Sweet Home extends beyond services to the homeless and the poor. Community renewal is the focus of HSHRenew. Renewal begins when a donation is dropped off at any one of our drop-off locations in the Bloomington-Normal community. These donations are then processed at our warehouse and the net proceeds are used to support the programs and services provided at Home Sweet Home.
The resource dollars raised by HSHRenew stay here to help local people - that is the key to this program!
You can drop off your gently used clothes and shoes at these locations
Stop by any of these full service drop off locations
Want to know what to donate? Click here for a list of accepted items!
Changing the environment together
Our history of renewal
Home Sweet Home Ministries has provided food, shelter and hope to the hungry, homeless and hurting in our community for 98 years.
Before Billy Shelper founded Home Sweet Home in 1917, he and his family were part of the business community, running a candy store in downtown Bloomington. Home Sweet Home Ministries has been a member of that business community for nearly 20 years. Through our Retail Operations, we continue to provide opportunities for employment and job training and contribute to the strong economy of Central Illinois. Retail Operations includes our Bloomington warehouse as well as our two Mission Mart stores in Bloomington and Lincoln.
Home Sweet Home also affects the environment in a significant way through our recycling and salvage programs. In 2013, we recycled over 1.7 million pounds of materials, including cardboard, textiles and electronics. The net proceeds from this effort and Retail Operations in general account for nearly 20% of the revenue that directly supports the work we do at Home Sweet Home.