It’s Time Again to ‘Decorate for a Mission’ on Behalf of Home of the Sparrow

A home decorated for Valentine's Day as part of the Home of the Sparrow 'Decorating for a Mission' event
Image via Home of the Sparrow

It’s almost Valentine’s Day – a time to cherish those whom we adore and love.

Home of the Sparrow is also encouraging members of the community to cherish the roofs over their heads by participating in the third annual “Decorating for a Mission.”

This event raises awareness for the women and children in Chester County who are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.

“There are probably lots of things that you love about your home, but most importantly, you have a home,” said event coordinator Ashley Leiss.

“We are encouraging individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations to decorate a door, window, office, cafeteria – anything – and post on social media.”

You can decorate with hearts to represent the number of women and children Home of the Sparrow has helped since its founding in 1994.  The project goal is to reach 8,000 hearts.

Download a “Decorating for a Mission” sign and add it in to build awareness of the Home of the Sparrow mission.

Once you’ve finished decorating, take a picture and email your photo entry to Ashley at  You can also post your entry on social media with the tag #LoveIsHome and challenge your friends on social media to join you.

While participating in “Decorating for a Mission,” consider a donation of $25 to Home of the Sparrow to help them reach a $10,000 donation goal from this event.

You can also encourage your friends to Subscribe to the E-Newsletter – Home of the Sparrow.


The first 100 individuals who email a photo will receive an exclusive Home of the Sparrow PopSocket.

The most hearts hung by a single entrant wins a $150 VISA gift card.

The most creative entrant wins a $75 gift card to Eclat Chocolate in West Chester.

 “We hope to create a ‘buzz’ so that people will visit our website to learn how our programs are making a difference in the lives of over 800 women and children a year and how people can help with donations, gifts-in-kind, and volunteering,” Leiss said.

Home of the Sparrow partners with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.

Find out more about this Valentine’s decorating project and about Home of the Sparrow.

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