Home Sweet Home Ministries

Support Our Participants

Get to know the participants

Check out below to learn about all the participants that have pledged to spend a night in their cars. Click on a team/individual page to discover even more!

Please help show your support by donating to the cause today. Your help not only encourages those particpating, but also helps others towards new hope and new directions. Thank You!

 

Team (Re)Newell

Donation Goal:
$ 5,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,605.00

There were several times in my life that I was one "no" away from being homeless. Thanks to someone who said "yes" I had a place to …

Team Hoss the VI (year)

Donation Goal:
$ 3,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,200.00

On the night of February 4, 2022, for the 6th consecutive year, I will be sleeping outside in my car raising money to support the great work …

Team Wolfhound

Donation Goal:
$ 3,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,000.00

First time participating in night in a car. But very excited to give back to our community!

Team Ask

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 600.00

My 5 year old son and I are doing this for the first time. The main reason am doing this with my son is to make him …

Giermann Girls Night Out

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 600.00

For the past few years, the Giermann girls (sisters Kylie, Kharizma and Amira) have expressed a strong interest in participating in HSHM's Night in a Car event. …

Stevenson Tigers

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 590.00

We are a group of dedicated educators looking to raise awareness about homelessness and give back to our community. Home Sweet Home Ministries has worked tirelessly to …

Team Salegna

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 500.00

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors Him. Proverbs 14:31

Shiver Me Timbers

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 350.00

We have done night in a car for 3yrs, and 2yrs ago I talked my daughter into joining! We have enjoyed being able to support a great …

Redbirds Out and About All Night

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 280.00

We're back for our fifth Night In a Car to raise awareness about homelessness in our community. Civic engagement is one of the core values of Illinois …

Team Adame

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 240.00

On February 4, Victor and I will spend the last Friday before his 18th birthday sleeping in our car to help raise awareness and funds for Home …

Team ET

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 200.00

This is the 2nd year for mom and 1st year for kiddo! We are excited to experience this together and help our community!

Team Ahrens

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 115.00

My name is Jennifer Ahrens and this is my first year doing Night In A Car to help raise money for Home Sweet Home Ministries so they …

The Bookmobile Babes

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 100.00

The Bookmobile Babes will be coming out to support Home Sweet Home Ministries Night in a Car once again. We know that our one night a year …

Team Jones

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 75.00

My goal is to try and educate as many people as possible about homelessness. Please read this and share the information. Mclean County evictions increased nearly triple …

Still Chill'Laxin

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 25.00

Everyone please help us reach our goal. No scratch that, help us shatter our goal! We are team Still Chill’laxin. We are sponsored by Morris Packaging and …

Connect Transit

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 10.00

Please help Connect Transit raise money for Home Sweet Home Ministries as we spend a night inside a Connect Transit bus! This will be the fourth year …

Team Cornille

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

Since arriving to Bloomington/Normal we have participated in this educational and worthy event. You can never truly know what others in need experience on a daily basis, …

Team Kayden and Jenny

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

My nephew and I participate in this fundraiser every year! It is a wonderful experience for him and is great for our community.

Team Lafever

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

Our third year back again love it!!

Team Freistedt

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

I am extremely grateful to be able to participate in Night In A Car for the second year and not only help raise money for Home Sweet …

Team LeRoy UMC

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

LeRoy UMC is a church family committed to serving our community with authentic compassion and loving one another with unconditional grace.

Team Flyin

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

2021 was my first year! I enjoyed participating for a great cause!

The Lexingtonian

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

My story? It's not about my story. It's about the stories you can get from everyday people. You really want to help? Be a blessing to someone …

Warming Hearts

Donation Goal:
$ 3,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

We are excited to be back for our team's fourth year of participation! We look forward to raising funds for Home Sweet Home Ministries programs that work …

YBP - Cold & Bold

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

We represent State Farm's Young Business Professionals employee resource group. We come fierce, proud, and full of philanthropic spirit.

Team Elshoff

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

My two kids and I participated in this event for the first time last year...and we are hooked! Home Sweet Home provides such important services to some …

All hands in for the homeless

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

A mom and daughter team who want to make a positive impact on our community!

Team Compass

Donation Goal:
$ 7,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

This will be our 2nd year. We love serving and giving to our community. We believe in the mission of Home Sweet Home Ministries. Help us by …

Krista's 5th Night in a car

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

This is my 5th year participating in this amazing event. Please join me in helping to raise money for this organization so they can continue to provide …

Angels crazy cold night

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

I myself was a homeless teenager and as an adult found myself in my car luckily for just a night or two. The need for help on …

Cubs in a Car

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

We are back for our 2nd year and excited to continue to support such a great cause.

Faithful Friends from First Baptist Church

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

First Baptist Church of Bloomington is excited to continue to support Night In a Car. The 2022 team will involve members and friends from our congregation. We …

First Pres Student Ministry

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

Youth Group from Frist Presbyterian Church of Normal

Freezin' for a Reason

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

I have learned a bit about homelessness from my daughter who works with homeless people in Richmond, VA. I'd like to learn more about our homeless community …

Grannies Freezin' Fannies

Donation Goal:
$ 3,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

This is our second year participating! We are happy to support Home Sweet Home and the blessings they provide to those in our community.

Livin' in an Edge for a Good Cause

Donation Goal:
$ 2,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

We are from Pontiac and look forward to participating in our first Night in a Car.

Team Brrrgess

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

It's an honor to join the other teams participating in Night In A Car again this year! As the CEO of Home Sweet Home Ministries, you'd think …

Normal 1st Pastors

Donation Goal:
$ 1,200.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

We are so grateful for the ministries of Home Sweet Home, carried out every day in our community. They inspire us. For the past 4 years that …

Raising Blessings

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

Team Raising Blessings is a daughters and mothers team working together to raise awareness of homelessness in our community and raise funds to provide blessings and hope …

Rev Deb's Car

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

I participated in my first Night In A Car 5 years ago because I believed strongly in Home Sweet Home Ministries. I also wanted to experience just …

SLiCE of Heartland

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

SLiCE, standing for Student Leaders in Community Engagement, is a student-run organization designed to promote service-learning and community engagement opportunities to the student body at Heartland Community …

Stiff Little Fingers and Toes

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

Joe and I moved to Normal the summer of 2016 for his new job as a professor at ISU. SInce moving here we have gotten very involved …

Alpha Phi Omega - Theta Epsilon

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

A co-ed service fraternity from Illinois State University.

Zeta Theta Pi Local Service Sorority

Donation Goal:
$ 400.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00

The purpose of this organization is to encourage fellowship between females based on the values of character, commitment and compassion, and encourage leadership and involvement in the …