Home Sweet Home Ministries

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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!

 

Pullin for Hope

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 8,145.00

Home Sweet Home Ministries offers hope for all who enter. Please join me in supporting the work of this amazing organization. Together we can drive out homelessness.

Team Compass

Donation Goal:
$ 2,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 6,625.00

We want to love and serve our community by giving back. Compass Cares. Homelessness needs all of our attention.

Eric Hoss takes the fifth (year for NIAC)

Donation Goal:
$ 4,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 6,075.00

Homelessness is very real in Bloomington-Normal and we must do everything we can to help those living with it. This is my fifth year in the Night …

Warming Hearts

Donation Goal:
$ 3,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 5,190.00

Warming Hearts is back for our third Night In A Car! We hope our friends and family will help our team reach our donation goal once again …

Wnet Warriors

Donation Goal:
$ 3,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 4,015.00

Wnet (Women's Networking Group) is an Employee Resource Group at State Farm. This is our first year participating in this event, and we look forward to raising funds …

Mom and Meghan's Night Out

Donation Goal:
$ 3,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 3,505.00

Both Meghan and I participated last year, and know the impact having a home and then not having a home effects families. If we can help in …

Joining Jesus 2020

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 3,415.00

We are stepping up to join Jesus in the incredible work He is doing in and through Home Sweet Home Ministries. Through HSHM, lives are changed for …

Team (Re)Newell

Donation Goal:
$ 5,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 3,155.00

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 …

Rev. Deb’s Car

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,860.00

I participated in my first Night in a car 4 years ago because I believed strongly in Home Sweet Home Ministries. I also wanted to experience just …

Team Fleet Feet

Donation Goal:
$ 2,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,850.00

We are a group of friends who get pleasure in running many miles together with the local Fleet Feet Bloomington family. We want to do our part …

Team Salegna

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,795.00

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

The Ritchie Family

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,650.00

This will be our first year participating in Night In A Car. We look forward to raising money for Home Sweet Home and bringing awareness to homelessness …

Team Hamm Sammich

Donation Goal:
$ 1,750.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,609.00

We are a team in our office, and joining and doing Night In A Car as a virtual team building event!

Team Thames

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,528.00

We are excited to be participating in our 1st NIAC!!

Team Brrrrgess

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,321.00

I'm back again for year 5!!! This is one of the most powerful nights of the year and I hope that the result of the event is …

B & Ks Adventure

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,185.00

Our first time participating! We are looking forward to raising money for a great cause and learning a lot along the way!

Connect Transit

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,171.00

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 third year …

Keith in a Car

Donation Goal:
$ 2,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,050.00

This will be year three of NIAC and trying to better our community by getting people a place to rest their heads. In the richest nation in …

Kayden and Jenny

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,954.00

This will be my fourth year participating in this event with my ten-year-old nephew, Kayden. We are looking forward to freezing once again!

Team Nuttree

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,928.00

We are excited for our first NIAC!

Normal 1st Pastors

Donation Goal:
$ 1,200.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,859.00

We are so grateful for the ministries of Home Sweet Home, carried out every day in our community. They inspire us. For the past 3 years that …

Team McBurney

Donation Goal:
$ 5,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,859.00

In August 2020, I began serving as the outreach and young adult pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church. In addition to being a 1st time NIAC participant, I …

Redbirds Out and About All Night

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,800.00

We're back for the fourth year in a row to spend the night in a car to raise funds for Home Sweet Mission and promote greater awareness …

Team Smeltzer Freezin for a Reason

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,750.00

Both of us grew up in this area and enjoy being able to give back to our community. Each year we find a different local charity to …

The Bookmobile Babes

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,650.00

The Bookmobile Babes are back for a 2nd year to help support Home Sweet Home and to educate all ages about homelessness in our community. We knew …

Powerpuff Girls

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,559.00

This is our 1st year to participate in Night in a Car. We're excited to work with Home Sweet Home Ministries and raise awareness for homelessness prevention. …

Velocity Youth Group - Pink Team

Donation Goal:
$ 600.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,485.00

Our youth group is learning to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. During that process, the teens have been learning about the different …

Samantha & Krista's 4th Night in a Car

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,400.00

Please help us raise money for Home Sweet Home Ministries as we spend the night in a car. This will be our 4th year participating in the …

Integrity Technology Solutions

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,350.00

We're excited to participate in Night in a Car for the third year in a row!

First Pres Student Ministry

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,350.00

We are the Student Ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Normal.

Cool Dudes on a Bus

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,270.00

Going on a Journey is the youth group from Eureka Grace Church of the Nazarene. We are excited to participate in Night in a Car for the …

Team Griffith

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,150.00

Matthew 22:36-39 - 36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law? 37 And he said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with …

The Wrights

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,125.00

I've been privileged to serve as a volunteer and on the board at Home Sweet Home for 6+ years and in that time have come to love …

one & All

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

Home Sweet Home Ministries shares such love and care with the community of Bloomington. I am proud to join this event for my first year.

Velocity Youth Group - Orange Team

Donation Goal:
$ 600.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,080.00

Our youth group is learning to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. During that process, the teens have been learning about the different …

All hands in for the homeless

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,040.00

We are a mom and daughter team who have a passion for helping our community, in particular the homeless population of Bloomington-Normal.

Freezing for my 40th

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,035.00

This is my first year participating and I’m thrilled to spend my 40th birthday giving back to my community and raising awareness for what Home Sweet Home is …

Team Fifarek

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,015.00

We're so excited to be joining Night in a Car. Thank you for sponsoring us as we join HSHM in serving the needs of our community.

Velocity Youth Group - Teal Team

Donation Goal:
$ 600.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,008.00

Our youth group is learning to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. During that process, the teens have been learning about the different …

SLiCE of Heartland CC

Donation Goal:
$ 750.00
Donation Raised:
$ 945.00

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 …

Chillin' in SoIL

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 930.00

Three women from Southern Illinois decided to embark on the challenge of spending a night in a car because of a post from our former Pastor, Rev. …

Velocity Youth Group - Green Team

Donation Goal:
$ 600.00
Donation Raised:
$ 925.00

Our youth group is learning to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. During that process, the teens have been learning about the different …

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Team 1

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 857.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

Girls night in a car

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 705.00

This will be our third year and Im proud to say this has become an annual thing for us. 2020 was a bad year for many and …

Blue Betty

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 685.00

Back at it again for another year. I will sleep in my truck (Blue Betty) in order to raise awareness and crucial funding for Home Sweet Home …

Randi and Brady

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 630.00

I have a friend that has done this for four years. After talking to my son , he thought it would be something we could do together …

PreGame Young Adult Group

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 600.00

As a group, we have decided to join Night in a Car not only raise money for Home Sweet Home, but also to educate and inform our …

Team Freistedt

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 540.00

I recently relocated to the Bloomington Normal area and Im very excited to find ways to reach out and to serve the community, especially work that benefits …

Team Elshoff

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 501.00

I've lived in Bloomington-Normal my whole life and am now raising my kids here. They see me donate my time and money to various causes, but this …

Survivors

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 480.00

I have been apart of this event for many years now. Its very near and dear my heart. Please help me raise money for HSHM and all …

Zeta Theta Pi - Illinois State University

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 468.00

Zeta Theta Pi is a small service sorority started at Illinois State in 2014. We work to give back to our community through character, compassion, and commitment …

ESA Team 10

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 427.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

Team TGIL

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 345.00

I'm excited to be joining Night in a Car again this year. Thank you for supporting my team.

Josh and Sean - Restore Hope

Donation Goal:
$ 250.00
Donation Raised:
$ 340.00

Doing night in a car, once alone and once with my kids, gave me a tiny glimpse into the unimaginable circumstance of trying to shelter and care …

The Roomies

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 330.00

As college students, we are super fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue our education and have a place to call home in Bloomington-Normal, IL while doing …

ESA Team 7

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 330.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

Team A Night In Winston

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 300.00

I'm a student at Olivet Nazarene University. My whole family will be participating in Bloomington, and I'll be spending the night in my truck (named "Winston") here …

The Colourpop Girls

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 250.00

We want to bring awareness and raise money to help eliminate homelessness in the community. We thought this was a fan , but also eye opening way …

Team Fisher

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 250.00

Excited to join NIAC for the first time. We love to help our city and appreciate the work of HSHM.

ESA Team 6

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 220.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

Cold in a car for a good cause

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 210.00

Back for our second year. We will once again brave the elements to raise money for this great cause.

ESA Team 4

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 195.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

Phi Gamma Nu

Donation Goal:
$ 800.00
Donation Raised:
$ 160.00

Phi Gamma Nu is a Professional Development Organization at Illinois State University. One of the things our organization prides itself on is philanthropy and helping out in …

Give Pizza Chance

Donation Goal:
$ 2,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 135.00

I want to do what I can to bring awareness and support to deliver care, compassion, and conclusion to homelessness in my community.

ESA Team 5

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 107.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

No more homeless

Donation Goal:
$ 100.00
Donation Raised:
$ 105.00

Just visited Oakland CA and the amount of homeless has made me realize I can do something, it is amazing that we are society who cannot take …

ESA Team 8

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 100.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

Participation Trophy

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 100.00

We are excited to join NIAC for the first year.  We look forward to sharing in this event with our friends at Epsilon Sigma Alpha and all …

Team LeFever

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

We're excited to be back at NIAC. 2021 is going to be the best year yet. Glenda and Samantha are excited to join HSHM and all the …

Gridley

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

We saw that friends of our have been doing this for years and wanted to be a part of it! So blessed to have friends that love …

ESA Team 2

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 100.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

ESA Team 9

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 100.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

ESA Team 3

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 100.00

This will be ESA's third year at Night in a Car. We are a service organization that cares deeply about raising awareness and hope for the homeless …

#TEAMSTEBEL

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 70.00

#TEAMSTEBEL is excited to join NIAC again this year! Thank you for supporting our team!

PFUMC MYF

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 20.00

We are a Youth group from First United Methodist Church in Pontiac Illinois!

THE BEEZ

Donation Goal:
$ 100.00
Donation Raised:
$ 20.00

I'm DeeDee I'm 58 and disabled w/Bipolar Disorder and Chronic Pain in the low back and also have Fibromyalgia. My daughter Lily is 15 and is attending …

Taylor allen

Donation Goal:
$ 300.00
Donation Raised:
$ 20.00

Doing my part in raising awareness and support of the homeless community

Freezin' for a Reason !

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 20.00

Our story is one of gratitude for all we are given in this life - and the blessing we have for being able to 'pay forward' what …

ISU Student Nurses' Association

Donation Goal:
$ 200.00
Donation Raised:
$ 20.00

We are a group of nursing students from Illinois State University excited to join this cause and learn more about this vulnerable population.

parklink

Donation Goal:
$ 20.00
Donation Raised:
$ 20.00

Passionate about raising awareness of homeless in the Greater Atlanta area