The Sophie House News July 2016

Richmond businesses get into the #SophieShoeChallenge!

We are excited that businesses are partnering with us for shoe collection! Much thanks to Bree King, Liberty Mutual Insurance Agent and Kevin Nanna at Stratford University West Broad Street!
We have a few more coming. Would your business like to help?

Sophie House News June 2016

 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! 


Shoe fundraiser for The Sophie houseLet’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 & tag  #sophieshoechallenge – Post to Instagram and Facebook.

Special Notice

The Sophie House will have limited hours next week July 10th- 16th due to vacation. Volunteers will be handling some activity but community center closed for regular office hours.   Open by appointment the following week and until The Grand Opening in September/October.

We are now accepting food for the food pantry!  The Pantry isn’t ready yet, but we will  resume that service soon.  Use the contact us section of the website to connect with someone regarding donations and services.


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

Service Spotlight & Special Thanks!

This month The Sophie House would love to give a special thanks and shout out to Michael Tillem and business, Tillems Property Maintenance and Landscape, as they assisted with so much to get the community center moving. Michael is the Property Manager for The Sophie House.  Michael, your service to our cause does not go without notice!  We wouldn’t be able to do this with you and your team.  Thank You,  Michael for your service through out the years!


Christmas is July is upon us!

Remember The Sophie House when you shop.

Do you shop on Amazon? If you do, login here to register The Sophie House as the Non-Profit you’d like to support! When you make a puchase, a portion will go to benefit us!

Login to Amazon here. 

OneHarvest Food Ministries

Salisbury Steak for OneHarvestThe July  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 WEDNESDAY, July 13 2016, 11:59 PM EST.

Distribution Date
Saturday July 23, 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 July 23rd  from 9am-10am)


Look for our Upcoming Events

June-August       Shoe Drive We get $10 per bag of 25 pairs!
August/September – Pancake Breakfast –   We are looking for someone to admin this fundraiser!
August  11 – TSH will be at Squirrels Game!
August 26-28Shop 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
 November 29  – Giving Tuesday

 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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Partner Updates

sgumc-logoThe Sophie House proudly partners with Shady Grove United Methodist Church. Please take a look at their newsletter this month to find out more about what they are doing this summer.   Click here. 

mount-veron-logoWe are a sponsor for the Winshape Camp at our partner church MVBC –  WinShape Camps provides a professionally trained staff to help create the most meaningful, unforgettable and fun-filled day camp experience you’ll find anywhere… right at home in your own community!
Registration Still Open
Camp: July 18-22 from 8am-5pm
Campers: completed grade 1-9
$204 per camper
Volunteers needed if completed 10th grade and age 16 or older
Below is a video made for our 2014 camp!