Home Sweet Home Ministries


What is HSHRenew?

HSHRenew places collection bins at locations throughout our community where Home Sweet Home will accept donations of clothes and shoes.  These donations will be processed at our warehouse and the net proceeds will be used to support the programs and services provided here at Home Sweet Home.



The resource dollars raised by your donation are staying here to help local people - that is the key to this program!







We have added our newest site to HSHRenew. First United Methodist Church in the heart of Illinois State University.

This newest bin as at the corner of School and Locust.








Our Collection Sites

As part of HSHRenew, Home Sweet Home Ministries will be locating collection bins at 10 different sites through out the community.


The first three sites are already up and running.

  • Denny's Doughnuts, 1107 S. Main St, Bloomington
  • Vale Church, 1304 Morrissey Dr, Bloomington
  • Busey Bank, 1111 S. Veterans Parkway, Bloomington





Our History of Renewal

For ninety-six years Home Sweet Home Ministries has provided food, shelter and hope to the hungry, homeless, and hurting in our community. 


Before Billy Shelper, the founder of Home Sweet Home, opened our doors 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 programs, we are providing opportunity for employment and job training and we are contributing to the strong economy of Central Illinois. Retail Operations includes our warehouse located on 1700 West Washington St. in Bloomington as well as our two Mission Mart stores in Bloomington and Lincoln.


Home Sweet Home is also affecting the environment in a significant way through our Recycling and Salvage programs. In 2012 we recycled over 1.5 million pounds of materials through our warehouse. This included cardboard, electronics and textiles.  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.




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