December 18th, 2014 celebrates our one year anniversary. Thank you to all our community renewal partners who have come alongside us this past year. In the first 11 months of 2014, 1,292,145 pounds of textiles were collected. Over 450,000 pounds of repurposed textiles and shoes have gone through the Mission Mart stores. In the past year over 1.7 million pounds of textiles and shoes have been repurposed!
What is HSHRenew?
HSHRenew places collection sites at various 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!
Our Collection Sites
Want to donate? Click here for a list of accepted items!
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 2013 we recycled over 1.7 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.