The Sophie House News July 2017

 

School is out and summer is finally here!

Please visit our new website to find out more about volunteer opportunities, community events, and exciting fundraisers. Whether you are looking to get involved in the everyday work we do, or participate in our fundraisers to help us raise money, summer is the perfect time to join us.

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we encourage you to take a moment to pause and reflect on what is important to you. Whether that be volunteering in the community, connecting with family and friends, or meditating in personal reflection, summer fun means doing what is best for you. The mission of the Sophie House is to reach a helping hand to women in our community, allowing them to find what is best for them. Offering goal setting, financial planning and budgeting, case management and more, the Sophie House continues to work to extend a feeling of comfort and fun into the summer.

 

“I come here, I love to volunteer here and help out as much as I possibly can…

I get so much support when I come here” – Jane

 

 


 

 

The Sophie House Grateful Hearts Silent Auction

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Looking for the next Fun event to socialize with friends and raise funds at the same time? Join us October 20, 2017

Thank you to all who participated in The Sophie House 5k last month. Instead of morning exercise, please join us for an evening party at the Grateful Hearts Silent Auction on October 20! Complete with hors d’oeuvres, wine, DJ, and dancing, the silent auction is sure to be an evening to remember. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a Rose Gold Diamond Bangle from Diamonds Direct.

Registration is coming soon.

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

 

 


 

 

Support The Sophie House

We are a small non-profit with many women coming to us daily for assistance.

They all have a need that they are looking to fill and we strive to assist with everything from financial assistance to auto repairs to food pantry visits to counseling and career planning.

The Sophie House relies on your generosity to be able to offer these services to the women in our community. Please consider donating on a monthly basis to help us reach our goal of being the leading provider of supportive services to single women and moms in the Greater Richmond area.

I want to Donate and Support The Sophie House

 

“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

Please mark your calendars for Pro Richmond’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 14.

Come out for a full day of golfing and networking while you play. Business leaders and golf enthusiasts alike are welcome to create a team through The Sophie House. All proceeds will be shared between The Sophie House and the Beacon Tree Foundation, a partnering local non-profit in our community dedicated to providing resources for children struggling with mental health issues.

Date: September 14, 2017
Tee Time: Noon
Registration: 10am
Cost: $340 team/$85 golfer
Location: Lake Chesdin Golf Club
21801 Lake Chesdin Park, Chesterfield VA, 23838

All interested players and organization sponsors are encouraged to reach out to the Sophie House,  Click Here

 

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

 
 


 

Service Spotlight & Rachel Alexander, #SophieVolunteer

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This summer, we will be welcoming a high school student intern, Rachel Alexander!

Rachel is a rising senior at Douglas Freeman High School. You can find her helping out in the Food Pantry, dashing around with a camera in hand taking pictures for our social media pages, or stationed at her desk logging in spreadsheets and updating files. She is excited to become involved in multiple areas of The Sophie House’s operations, and hopes to learn a lot along the way!

 

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 September 15, extends through November 15. Help us reach our goal of 1000!

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!

July 10, 24, and August 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Bible Study & BBQ. Join us for dinner, childcare, and study. A shorter, less intensive study, that will also meet on Monday, July 10, 24, and August 7! Sign Up Now!

July 17 from 4:00 to 8:30 PM
Meet us at Carytown Burgers and Fries at The Short Pump location and help us raise funds while you enjoy an evening out with friends and family. Share with your friends and bring them with you to dinner.
Sign Up Now!

July 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Pampering Night Event. Relax with us as we get pampered! Sign Up Here!

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!  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. Email Kay for more information

September 14 Tee Time 12:00 PM (registration 10 AM) ProRichmond Charity Golf Tournament, Supporting The Sophie House. Sign up information coming soon. Learn More Here

 
 


 

Continue to Support Us through Amazon Smile

Log into Smile.amazon.com, log into your amazon account if you aren’t already redirected, and select Sophie House for your charity. It’s that easy… Link your account here

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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