The Sophie House News June 2016

The Sophie House Community Center

We have been working really hard at The Sophie House Community Center.  This past month we have been busy cleaning up and working with youth groups and other crews.  We have been gearing up for our shoe drive! We plan to trim trees with our new partner Davey Tree Experts.  We’ve made tentative schedules for dates on our upcoming fundraisers and have some notices for you!  Enjoy our June Newsletter update!

Colossians 3:23-25 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”  Thank you for those who given so graciously and happily from your heart!

The Community Center Needs Items

Redecorating or remodeling your office, family room or living room? We need you! Now that we have painted and put the new floors in, we need furniture to be operational! Our color scheme is neutral tones with black and a hint of gray-blue, rust and off white. We are not super picky but we do want to make our community center a warm, welcoming place. Below is a list of things we need. We are a 501 (c)(3) so your donations are tax deductible. Please no holes, water-damage, broken pieces hide-a-beds, or floral patterns. Please send us a direct message with a picture. Again, we are trying to make our community center warm, welcoming and nice for our clients. Thank you!!!! We can’t do this without you!
1. Two wooden office desks
2. 3 small end tables-wood or glass/metal
3. Functioning lamps
4. 2 over-sized stuffed chairs or wing-backed chairs
5. Black or tan couch (no hide-a-beds, please)
6. TV stand ( no entertainment centers, please)
7. Entire coordinating family room set (couch, love seat, chairs, coffee table, end tables)
8. Small wooden computer table or drop-leaf desk for counseling office and computers
9. 1 coffee table (no glass due to safety of our small children clients)
10. Folding chairs for meetings
Thanks again for supporting The Sophie House! We can serve our community because of your generosity!


Shoe Drive Kicking Off!

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As of June 1st, we are putting the pedal to the metal ( so to speak) for our Sophie House Shoe Drive! At The Sophie House we want you to put your feet in someone’s elses shoes.  It’s hard to live on a shoe-string budget and still have money left over for shoes!  We encourage you to walk a mile in their shoes…and give, donate, and support our Sophie House Shoe Drive!  Don’t start off on the wrong foot!  If you’re tough as old boots or comfortable as an old shoe, let’s put in place the fact that the baby needs shoes! And, for that matter so do the girls, boys, women and men! So if you have any lightly used shoes you’re ready to donate, don’t drag your feet, jump in with both and drop them off in our red box at The Sophie House, 4771 Shady Grove Rd.  Whether you believe it or not, this will help take the load off . Plus, your donation will help another stand on their own two feet. The shoe drive begins  June 1st and will run through August 8th…so have a sole! Please deliver any gently worn or outgrown shoes; women, men and children’s.  They should be in good condition; Please, no holes or excessively worn soles.

 If you know of a student looking for a community service project or if your business or office group would like to help organize a collection, please contact Rebecca Blackwell here for flyers, to schedule a time to drop off/deliver, and we will showcase your efforts through Facebook and our website. Sweep us up off our feet and get your foot in the door, put your best foot forward.  Show us what you can do! 

PRO Richmond Golf Tournament coming soon!600X400

The Sophie House and Beacon Tree Foundation are proud to announce the Pro Richmond Golf Tournament. The tournament is organized by  PRO Richmond , an organization of professionals from the community helping the community.  Golfers will be treated to lunch, range balls, 18 holes of a Captains Choice tournament, dinner and much much more.  Sponsors will be introduced to a field of professionals from all over the Metro Richmond area and will most importantly be helping to support Beacon Tree Foundation and The Sophie House .  The venue is in Chesdin Landing Subdivision at Lake Chesdin Golf Club

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Service Spotlight & Special Thanks!

This month in our Service Spotlight, we recognize more than 20 teens from the youth groups at Shady Grove UMC, Mount Vernon Baptist Church and Christ Church Episcopal.   The kids came out and supported The Sophie House by devoting weekend and night hours. Clean up day wouldn’t have been nearly as productive without them. We appreciate you: Jared M., Morgan B., Morgan M., Samantha D., Kaeler B., Cameron, Garrett B.,  Nathan B.,  Sydney B.,  Zoe R.,  Kendra R.,  Clayton Carnall;(youth director MVBC),Chase and Haley M.,Catherine B., Andrew P.,  Jacob J.,  Bailey,  Jane,  Greg and many others!

Do you have a youth group who is looking for some volunteer experiences? We work with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Groups and more.

Contact us


Father’s Day June 19th!

Remember!  Father’s Day is June 19th! If you’re shopping on Amazon, then please list The Sophie House as your charity of choice!  We thank you and Have a great Fathers day

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OneHarvest Food Ministries

The June  menu is out for OneHarvest meal planning.  Order online and Pick up at Mt Vernon Baptist. Great food and great prices!

June ORDER DEADLINE is WED 6/15/16 at 11:59pm EST. 

One Harvest Food Ministries is a non-denominational, faith based organization that is committed to helping American families. They offer affordable, pre-paid, pre-packaged, high quality food boxes. Our quality standard is based on a simple question…

If Christ were sitting at our table, would we be proud to serve Him our food?

By partnering with local churches and other community minded organizations, they are able to offer a once monthly distribution giving you an opportunity to SAVE, SERVE and CONNECT. Savings is simple, everyone wants to save money and everyone has to eat. Serving and connecting with your community can be difficult at times. OneHarvest offers you an opportunity to do all three.

(remember pick up location is Mt. Vernon Baptist June 25th  from 9am-10am)


Look for our Upcoming Events

Shoe Drive – June-August 8
Gala – early November or Late October
Pancake Breakfast – July tentative
Vendor Fair – June/July tentative
Giving Tuesday – November 29
Golf Tournament – September 8
Give Richmond – Amazing Raise – September
Shop 4 A Cause – August 26-28





Interested in helping?


Make sure we have your email address so you receive the latest information about what is going on through our newsletters!  Like us on Facebook and share with your friends. Fill out our volunteer application on our website and tell us how you want to be a part of changing the lives of single women and their families in our community!  Make monthly financial contributions online- every little bit helps! Attach your Kroger Card to the The Sophie House.  Shop Amazon Smile and designate The Sophie House as your non-profit of choice!

Wow, that’s a lot of ways to help.

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