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!

 

Pastor Billy’s Team reNewell

Donation Goal:
$ 5,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 5,850.00

Back and better than ever, Home Sweet Home Ministries is hosting a Night in a Car 2020! For one night, we will get a glimpse of what …

Eric Hoss

Donation Goal:
$ 4,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 4,955.00

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

Warming Hearts

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,590.00

Last year Warming Hearts participated in our first Night In A Car and exceeded our donation goal by raising over $1,600. We hope our friends and family …

Team Our Redeemer

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,510.00

As a church family, we exist to welcome people to faith; help people grow in the faith that works in real life; and serve our community and …

Dana’s Camry Contemplation 3.0

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

Last year, during my second Night in a Car experience, I learned that over 25% of children registered for school in our community are homeless by definition...and …

Mom and Meghan's Night Out

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,331.00

All my life I have cared deeply about partnering with the community and joining together to help with situations that effect us all. Having a home is …

Rev. Deb’s Car

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,300.00

I participated in my first Night in a car 2 years ago because I believed strongly in Home Sweet Home Ministries. I also wanted to experience just …

Gridley Girls and Their Dad

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 2,200.00

Three years ago, my wife twisted my arm to do this because it'd be "good for the kids." Turns out, she's right (again!). I've really enjoyed this …

Connect Transit

Donation Goal:
$ 1,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,550.00

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 second year …

The Bullingtons can't believe they are doing this again

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,490.00

Year 4 for Tristan and Year 3 for Monica. The experience is a great way to remember to be thankful for all the things in life we …

Chris

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,475.00

Words to live by... Jesus speaking of Judgement Day 35 “‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave …

Redbirds Out and About All Night

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,465.00

The “third time's the charm” so our team is back to help raise money for Home Sweet Home Mission for the third year in a row and …

Vrooman Mother/Son Duo

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,445.00

The Vrooman Mother/Son duo is teaming up to help raise money for the Home Sweet Home Mission Night in the Car event. This will be my first …

Pastors Normal 1st UMC

Donation Goal:
$ 1,200.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,300.00

We are so grateful for the ministries of Home Sweet Home, carried out every day in our community. They inspire us. For the past 2 years that …

Integrity Technology Solutions

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,275.00

We’re back for another year of Night in a Car!  We are excited to do our part to support the mission of HSHM and the important services …

The Frozen Popsicles

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,150.00

After witnessing Home Sweet Home Ministries' service to our community in a variety of ways, we are compelled to join them in compassion and love for our …

Normal First Youth!

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,115.00

We are very excited for our 3rd year of Night in a Car! It has been a powerful and inspirational experience every year.

Megan's Night in a Car

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,095.00

This will be my 4th night sleeping in my car. Why? Because the only way to get an idea of how something is, is to try it. …

Kayden and Jenny

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,075.00

This will be our third year participating in this event. Looking forward to accomplishing our goal!

The Bookmobile Babes

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 1,050.00

After volunteering at the event last year and hearing all the stories being shared, I knew I wanted to be on a team in 2020. Homelessness and …

Samantha & Krista's Night in a Car

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

This is our 3rd year participating in NIAC! Love suporting this great organization! Please help us reach our goal of $1000! Your donation helps them help our …

Girls Night in a car

Donation Goal:
$ 2,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 975.00

This is our third year participation and we look forward to raising awareness and money for such a great organization.

N & M Jackson

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 872.00

This is Nikki’s 2nd year doing NAIC as a way to celebrate her birthday and she is happy to be sharing this experience with her Mother in …

Team Smalls

Donation Goal:
$ 800.00
Donation Raised:
$ 800.00

Smalls and Giraffee have committed to spending all night in the car to raise awareness for homelessness. This is our first year doing Night In A Car …

Team Keith

Donation Goal:
$ 2,500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 800.00

I simply want to do my part to make an impact on homelessness in our community.

Team BRRRgess

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

Once again I am honored to join the rest of the Night In A Car participants in sleeping out during the coldest part of the year. We …

Heehaw

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 780.00

When I saw this fundraiser being marketed, I had no answer for it other than, “why not?” Why wouldn’t I want my family to feel real empathy …

Stinky

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 775.00

Homelessness is a serious problem. I can not imagine what it is like and thought this would be an opportunity to experience one night of sleeping as …

Team K.C.

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 735.00

This will be my first time participating in the event. I hope to achieve my goal even though I am getting a bit of a late start …

Cold Car Campers

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 705.00

With Trinity being my home Church, I have participated in this community wide fundraiser as a parking attendant, breakfast preparer and server. Recently, one of my children …

LaRose Father and Daughter

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 669.00

We are a father/daughter team who realize how fortunate we are to have cars we do not have to sleep in. We have our own beds and …

Lexingtonian

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 575.00

I’ve been apart of this Event for years now. It something very dear to my heart as I was homeless many years ago. HSHM helped me out …

Blue Betty

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 571.00

I'm back for a fourth year! During a trip in 2016, God laid on my heart to have compassion for the homeless. James 2:16, which says "If …

Briana and Anjie

Donation Goal:
$ 100.00
Donation Raised:
$ 440.00

Inspired to help raise money to help combat homelessness and future generations.

Cold in the car for a good cause

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 360.00

First timers to Night In a Car. Well kind of. Brian experienced what it is like to call his car home, for a brief period of time, …

C Squared

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 263.00

We are ISU students who love giving back to the community. This will be Carly’s second time doing this and I loved it so much that I …

A Thigpen and a Truck

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 250.00

I'm blessed and grateful for a comfortable life. I realize homelessness could be a job loss, an injury, or an illness away. Thankfully, I have people that …

Apt. 3 besties ❤️

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 205.00

Paige and Taylor are roomies and besties! Taylor works at HSHM and Paige used to intern there! HSHM has a big part of both of our hearts! …

The Ron Webb family

Donation Goal:
$ 1,000.00
Donation Raised:
$ 175.00

My younger brother Ron Webb struggled with homelessness off and on throughout his life. He passed away last November 30th at Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago. He …

Epsilon Sigma Alpha

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 145.00

As a service sorority, we are invested in spreading awareness about homelessness in the Bloomington Normal area. We are so excited to fundraise and support this amazing …

All Hands in for the Homeless

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

Joli Duquenne, 2020’s Christian Miss Illinois Preteen and her mom, Stephanie, know the importance of raising awareness around homelessness. Joli’s platform, All Hands in for the Homeless …

ISU Human Development & Family Science

Donation Goal:
$ 500.00
Donation Raised:
$ 100.00

We are a group of students and faculty from the Human Development & Family Science program in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State …

Team LaFever

Donation Goal:
$ 100.00
Donation Raised:
$ 0.00