The Sophie House News December 2017

 

The Sophie House has experienced a surge in awareness to those single women and mothers in need over the course of the year.

While we continue to receive calls from many who are in crisis, we strive to be a next step for the women who may slip through the cracks. The Sophie House offers two main programs: Housing and Supportive Services; we take women who are employed and have transportation into the program and offer assistance in housing, counseling, and financial planning and budgeting to get through situations that have caught them off guard. As you approach the year-end and 2018, think about the blessings you have received this year and think about those who have received services from The Sophie House.

Many have been blessed from donations you have given to us, and we hope you will consider a year-end gift or a monthly gift going into the new year. Christin Bonomonte, a board member with us, shared a great article regarding year-end planning. We pray you have a wonderful holiday season and remember the reason for the season!

“I am just trying to stay focused and get my family back on track. I thank you for your advice. It really made a difference in how I viewed things, you helped me put things into perspective. I also thank you for the prayers. They are always needed and appreciated”

 


 

 

Support The Sophie House

We are truly grateful for all the support and donations we received in November with #GivingTuesday, Thanksgiving Dinners, Shoe Drive, Amazon and Kroger.

The Sophie House runs on your donations and our next client event is the annual Christmas party. We are currently accepting gift donations for our clients and their children. Click here for a link to the ages of the children we are supporting. We are also accepting gifts for mothers as the children will be shopping for and wrapping gifts for their mothers and caregivers. So, if you would like to provide small gifts a mom, grandmother, or father figure would like to receive from a child, that would be wonderful too!

Please consider a monthly donation to help us help more women and children.

 

“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

Our next BIG event will be The Sophie House 5K on June 2, 2018!

We are in the process of forming a team to work on this project – if you are interested in helping, please contact us. Get your running and walking shoes dusted off and ready to participate in a great event to exercise your mind, body, and spirit with a little friendly competition thrown in too!

Learn more about Sponsorship levels here.

 

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

 


 

We want to thank our sponsors and business partners who have helped this year!

You all have helped make an impact on so many lives.

Xenith Bank, Allstate Insurance – Bobby & Amina Choi, Joyner Fine Properties – Sarah Carswell, Browne Investments, ID Agent, Cauthorne Sports Academy, Main Street Financial, Central Virginia Insurance, Ed Tepper Photography, Dr. Michael Holbert, Crystal Rose Disney Travel Consultant, All Star Automotive – Larry Rezek, Katherine Mahan Counseling, BB&T and Wells Fargo.
We would also like to thank our church & ministry partners: Shady Grove UMC (Short Pump), Mt. Vernon Baptist, Hill City Church, Christ Church Episcopal, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, ACTS, Precious To God

Click Here if You Are Interested in Helping change lives!!

 

“I have been blessed by the Sophie House in many ways over the last three years. The kind and loving staff have been a great support system for me emotionally and financially”

 


 

Thanks so much for all of your donations!

We collected just over 1500 pairs of shoes!

This will help provide financial assistance to clients in need and funding to help keep the community center open as a safe and comfortable place women can come and feel the encouragement they need. The shoes will be sent over to other countries for individuals to start businesses, support their families, and sell the shoes YOU donated.

 


 

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.

The Sophie House App is finally here on the Google Play Store and on iTunes

December 5 Board Meeting

December 7 Devotions, Dips, and Desserts

December 12 Board Party

December 16 Client Shopping Event  – By Invitation

We will be closed December 25-26 for Christmas

 

 


 

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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