The Sophie House News August 2017

 

The 2017-2018 School Year is almost here!

Summer will soon come to a close, and the routines of the school year will soon settle. The Sophie House is committed to helping the families of our single moms start the school year off with their best foot forward.

“You lift me, when I am down and don’t have the strength to lift myself

because life has been so difficult at times”

With connections and opportunities, we believe anyone, both students, and moms, can achieve their fullest potential. Our enrichment activities and classes are here for YOU, our clients and community members. From navigating money management at our upcoming Finance Workshop to client updates and support from Rebecca and Kay at our Community Center, The Sophie House works to help women and families face life in the best frame of mind.

Last month’s Pampering Night was a testimony to this part of our mission, as we focused on self-care and meditation with the dedicated single mothers of our community. With professional massages from Tranquility Massage and hand and lip care treatments from Mary Kay, this opportunity offered a moment of relief from the stress of daily life.

“It was soothing to my soul.” – TSH client and Pampering Night Participant

We hope to continue to touch more women in this way as this month, we look to further relationships with clients and community sponsors. Thank you for your continued support and involvement!

 

 


 

 

The Sophie House Grateful Hearts Silent Auction

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SAVE THE DATE!! October 20, 2017

We will have a DJ, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres, and the dance floor will be open! Sponsored by Xenith Bank, the Silent Auction will include items such as a Kate Spade bag, A child’s birthday party package, an arts tour lunch package, and more! Enter the raffle for a chance to win a Rose Gold Diamond Bangle from Diamonds Direct, and join us for this night to remember. We are currently looking for additional sponsors and you can see levels of sponsorship here.

Registration is coming soon.

Find more information on The Sophie House Grateful Hearts Silent Auction here.

 

 


 

 

Support The Sophie House

Support The Sophie House and sign up your Amazon account with their Amazon Smile program.

As you are preparing for Back To School and Fall Shopping, anything from school supplies to household items and dry food items, consider supporting The Sophie House when you shop on AmazonSmile. School supplies fill a very important need for single mothers working to help their families succeed, and concerning dry food items, The Sophie House always accepts donations to our food pantry and relies on your generosity to be able to offer the services we do.

Log into Smile.amazon.com, log into your amazon account if you aren’t already redirected, and select Sophie House for your charity.

I want to support The Sophie House by using my Amazon account!

 

“When I came here for help, it meant everything to me for somebody to help me

and talk through everything so I didn’t feel badly”

 

 


 

 

Our Next Community Event

The Sophie House Support-Single Women and Single Moms

The Sophie House BackPack Event is returning for the THIRD year!

The Sophie House helps to support single women and their families and this is one of the ways we help! If you would like to contribute school supplies or volunteer your time to assist, we would love to hear from you. If you know of someone who would benefit from this program, please share the sign up with them and point them toward The Sophie House for hope, healing, and encouragement! We are so thankful to our community supporters for their willingness to help!

Ask Questions about our Backpack Event here.

 

“I know what an impact a program like this can make, personally!”

 


 

Service Spotlight: Ms. Lisa and Tre, #SophieVolunteer

Meet Ms. Lisa and Tre!

Lisa and her son Tre are dedicated volunteers of The Sophie House. On Thursdays they pick-up bagel and pastry donations from Panera Bread, and they are active participants in community events at The Sophie House. We are blessed to have Lisa as the lead volunteer for our upcoming yard sale on August 26. Lisa’s commitment to TSH has inspired her and Lifepoint Church to give back with the gift of a deck renovation for us! Thank you to Lisa and Tre for all you do!

 
 
 
 

Video Testimonial: Ms. Jane, #SophieStrong


  

Click Here if You Are Interested in Volunteering

 
 


 

We are getting closer to Our Goal!

Shoes for The Sophie House Shoe Drive

Big shoes, little shoes, fashionable shoes, durable shoes, basketball shoes, ballet shoes…everything goes!

Throughout 2017, we are partnering with Funds2Orgs to collect gently worn shoes of all kinds – yes, even Crocs®.. Funds2Orgs sends these shoes to families in developing countries who then sell or repurpose them.

Your old footwear will extend miles into someone else’s’ life, allowing the opportunity for individual families and their communities to operate micro-businesses and take those vital steps towards self-sustainability. The Sophie House will receive a contribution from Funds2Orgs for the shoes we collect.

Be a part of our fundraiser by coordinating a shoe drive at your office, in your neighborhood, with your girl scout or boy scout troop, youth group or family and drop off any type or size of shoe. Kickoff is officially September 15 and the collections extend through November 15.

Be on the lookout for collection boxes at your church, local community center, and the Shady Grove YMCA. Drop shoes at any location, still including The Sophie House Community Center. Help us reach our goal of 1000! Contact Us for information to start your own collection.

You can drop off your gently used shoes to the Community Center- 4771 Shady Grove Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

 


 

Look for our Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for The Sophie House

To stay current on all of our events, click over to our calendar page. A new Sophie House app is coming soon!

August 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Bible Study & BBQ. Join us for dinner, childcare, and study. Sign Up Now!

August 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Finance Workshop. Learn to organize & create your budget. Bring your children to learn money basics too with professionals from Xenith Bank! Ask questions on anything from investment planning to college saving, and join us for this enriching educational opportunity. Open to All in our community  Sign Up Now!

August 19 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Backpack Event. Calling all students and parents: come fill a backpack with pencils, and notebooks, and other school supplies and be ready to ace the school year. Stay for lunch as we grill hamburgers and hot dogs. We have games for the kids and activities for the moms, so come kick off the school year at our fun afternoon for the entire family! Learn more and sign up here.

August 26 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Yard Sale. With items such as children’s toys and household furniture, The Sophie House Yard Sale will be a treasure trove of good buys. Come out to Shady Grove UMC Saturday, August 26 to shop, and consider donating gently used items to The Sophie House Community Center by August 23.

September 14 Tee Time 12:00 PM (registration 10 AM) ProRichmond Charity Golf Tournament, Supporting The Sophie House. Coordiante a team to play on behalf of The Sophie House. Learn More Here.

September 17 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Annual Cookout. A Thank-you barbecue for all our community donors and partners – please join us for this family barbecue and come hear about what The Sophie House has been up to, all while meeting families and connecting with friends! Sign Up coming soon.

 


 

Support The Sophie House by shopping at Kroger – Link Your Card Today!

It’s easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and put the code 87723 for The Sophie House. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for The Sophie House every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

 

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