The Sophie House News February 2018

We have a great story to share this month…


Last year, tragedy struck the family of a community supporter of The Sophie House. Carla Cupp, who had been a long time proponent of our mission, suddenly found herself widowed and caring for her two sons. Carla had been a volunteer and donor over the years and when her husband passed away unexpectedly, she found herself wondering where to turn.

Her church family and friends were very supportive and she also reached out to The Sophie House for encouragement and direction. We helped her move from the apartment that held a painful memory into a new home in the school district where her boys were already attending. After a few months of grieving, counseling, and financial planning, Carla was able to get back to work and move through the healing process. While she continues to focus on her faith, she is also taking daily steps toward moving back to solid ground.

With a little encouragement, Carla will also be pursuing her former position of community support as a business partner with The Sophie House. She has a house cleaning business, Sisters Cleaning Service, where she will employ Sophie House clients looking to pick up extra hours and income; Carla will also make a donation to The Sophie House when new customers mention The Sophie House when booking their appointments.

We are so proud of Carla and are continuing to walk with her through this journey called life – even when it takes us down paths we would rather not travel – we walk with our community and clients until they are back on stable ground.

If you are looking for extra hours, please contact us. If you are looking for a house cleaning service or know someone who is, contact us and we’ll forward your information. Don’t forget to tell her you heard about her through The Sophie House.

“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

The Sophie House is looking for your support as we move through 2018!

Throughout the month of January, we have had an increased number of requests for assistance, many of which are to help with budgeting (7) and financial assistance (15) as well as food pantry (29) and counseling (5).

While we continue to work on awareness and grant opportunities, a monthly donation from you of $10, $25, or $50 will assist with helping to match payments the clients are making toward bills, will make a difference in groceries or rent, and so much more. Monthly donations allow us the flexibility of being able to allocate where needed but gift cards to grocery stores for perishables and gas are a big help too! Won’t you consider being a part of the donor community today!

Please share our message with friends, you never know who could benefit from the supportive services we offer on a regular basis. Thank You!!

Click here to begin donating today!

 

“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 5K Community Event is returning!

Our next BIG event will be The Sophie House 5K on June 2, 2018! Are you interested in helping plan and market this event? Are you good at gathering friends to support a worthy cause? Do you know of a business who would like to be a part of this great community awareness event? We would love to hear from you!

Please contact us to continue the conversation.

 

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

 


 

Service Spotlight

Thank you Charita for your hardwork and dedication!

Thank you to Charita for her planning and presenting the cooking classes for January and February. She has been working hard to prepare menus, shopping tips, and time-saving solutions to share each week. We are happy to support Charita as she pursues her Gold award through her Girl Scout troop. If you are looking for a way to help, please fill out a volunteer application and let us know where you see yourself fitting into our programs and services.

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”

 


 

The Sophie House in the community

The Sophie House Support-Single Women and Single Moms

Two Great opportunities to be out and about is coming up very soon!

Hand & Stone Massage of Glen Allen, reached out to us about their spa party and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to The Sophie House.
You can also join us at Kendra Scott in Short Pump. They are supporting us again this year with a shop night as well! We are so thankful to our local businesses who give back when the community is out shopping and eating, something so many of us do regularly! See below for the upcoming dates and we look forward to seeing you there!

 


 

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

February 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM Devotions, Dips, and Desserts & Cooking for a Healthier You combined

February 3 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tax Workshop Bring your tax documents.

February 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Ladies Night Out- Shopping Event  Learn more and sign up here

February 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Ladies Night Out- Shopping Event  Learn more and sign up here

February 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM Cooking for a Healthier You Learn more and sign up here

February 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Hand and Stone Massage Party Learn more and sign up here

February 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Kendra Scott Shopping Night Learn more and sign up here

February 13 at 6:30 PM Board Meeting

February 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM Cooking for a Healthier You Learn more and sign up here

February 22 6:30 to 8:00 PM Cooking for a Healthier You Learn more and sign up here

 

 


 

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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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