The Sophie House News August 2016

#SophieShoeChallenge Would your business like to help?

entrustA Special thanks to Entrust Financial Credit Union for offering to be a location drop off for shoes.  Their location is letter D in the map below! Would your business like to help?

Thank you for all the donations so far!!  We’ve extended the collection through the end of of August.  As you’re back to school shopping, send us your used shoes!
Let’s see who can collect the most shoes to help single women receive the services they need to stay encouraged! We get $10 per bag of 25 pairs! 
Collect shoes and take a SHOE SELFIE and tag it #sophieshoechallenge

 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! 

 Interested in helping? Volunteer meeting will be August 18 at 10:00 am – RSVP by email

We are getting very close to a grand opening for The New Community Center and Rebecca will be scheduling a volunteer orientation. 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!


August 11th  – The Sophie House will be at Squirrels Game for Faith Night and Fireworks. 

Join us at the Diamond. Fireworks and Faith Night August 11th. In Your Face Fireworks extravaganza after the game filled with faith & fellowship. We will also have player testimonials around 6:00PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM with pregame music.

Back to School Drive

Back-to-SchoolThe Sophie House is now accepting donations for BACK TO SCHOOL items!  Please drop your donated school supplies for elementary, middle and high school and back packs by  Sunday August 21st  at The Sophie House Community Center or Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. The children of Sophie House clients will receive their backpacks and supplies at a Back to School Party!   


 shop_for_a_cause_logoShop 4 A Cause at MACY’S

Friday, August 26, 2016 through Sunday, August 28, 2016, Macy’s will host its 11th annual Shop For A Cause benefiting charities nationwide. Since 2006, Shop For A Cause has raised more than $47 Million for charities across the country.

Purchase a discount coupon for $5 from Sophie House staff, volunteer, or board member or online.

GET 25% off Macy’s here

We are looking for Golf Partners and Players!


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

Learn More

Reminder! Re-register your Kroger card for The Sophie House

Remember to re-register your Kroger card for The Sophie House now. Previous registration automatically expires in August.

Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at Kroger? It’s easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select a local organization you wish to support. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for your chosen organization every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

 Learn How 

Service Spotlight & Special Thanks!

Bill Snead, board member with The Sophie House, is doing a great job helping with our shoe drive and more!  He has a drop off box for shoe collection at his office, Anchor Financial, and also offers his financial services expertise to our clients.  Many times he helps them create budgets and offers more economical services for our clients too!  Bill, Thank you for all you are doing to help further the mission of helping single women get back on their feet and keep moving forward through The Sophie House!

OneHarvest Food Ministries

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

Online Order deadline is August ORDER DEADLINE is WED 8/17/16 at 11:59pm EST. 

Distribution Date
Saturday August 27, 2016

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 Saturday August 27, 2016 from 10am to Noon)


Look for our Upcoming Events


June-August Donate Shoes! We get $10 per every 25 pairs!

August 11 – TSH will be at Squirrels Game!
August 21 – Deadline to drop off school supplies.
August 25 Back to School Party for Sophie House Children
August 26-28 – Shop 4 A Cause through Macy’s. Purchase a $5 discount coupon from Sophie House staff, volunteer, or board member.
September 8 –Pro Richmond Golf Tournament
September 25 – Grand Opening! More info coming soon!
October – Pancake Breakfast – more info coming soon.
November 29 – #GivingTuesday

Other ways to help

Remember to donate to The Sophie HouseMake 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.  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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