Welcome to March, The Sophie House and Women’s History Month!
We are looking at how we help women become #SophieStrong. As The Sophie House grows, so do our programs, events and level of client assistance. Many of you may not really know that Sophie is not a person, but the acronym of our Founder’s vision for the organization.
- S – SALVATION AND STRENGTH
- O – OPTIMISM
- P – POTENTIAL AND PERSEVERANCE
- H – HOPE AND HEALING
- I – INTEGRITY
- E – EDUCATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT
As you can see, these words really encompass what we do to help single women and single mothers here at The Sophie House. We can’t wait to see how you can be a part of The Sophie House and tell us about women you know that are #SophieStrong-follow us on Facebook and Instagram and use #SophieStrong.
“I am usually an optimistic person and try to be positive but at some low points, I didn’t know where to turn. I appreciate being able to ask for help in a place that gives you a hand up.”
Let’s support our Sophie Women
Help The Sophie House participants keep moving forward through encouragement and support. Many of these women are in need of services like counseling and financial assistance to get back on track. Your regular monthly donations or one time donations can help with recurring counseling sessions, child care subsidy, classes and more!
We would welcome your monthly contribution to help provide the funding for these important services The Sophie House provides to our clients.
“Thank you for your work with moms. Thank you for your listening ear. Thank you for being gentle, kind, and thoughtful… I have had my share of highs and lows and I want to thank you for your part in helping me and my boys succeed!”
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Help Support the Sophie House year round:
Every purchase you make on your amazon prime account sends a donation to The Sophie House and helps us bless single women and their families. Your prime account is not affected so you will still receive the prime benefits and The Sophie House will be blessed by your shopping experience.
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…
“The Sophie House helped me when I needed it most, from moving out of an apartment to helping me find a part time job. I’m very grateful for the help that I’ve received from The Sophie House”
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Your Grocery Shopping at Kroger will help The Sophie House Provide Programs and Support for Single Women and Single Moms in your community!
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Service Spotlight & A HUGE Thank You to Angela, #SophieStrong
Angela is a mother of an active 4-year-old boy and is working on her masters degree, while working part-time, and volunteering to facilitate our Community Center Bible Study.
Angela came to us about a year and a half ago after looking online for some encouragement and services to help her manage a single parent household. She has been working hard along the way, and has been connecting with us from time to time. We are so happy she has found her passion in helping other women get back on track! Thank you so much Angela!!
“I am so appreciative for your guidance and help through such difficult times in my life. You are a blessing, and I will never forget how you stepped in and helped in more ways than you could imagine! You are truly one in a million!”
Bible Study for Single Women and Single Moms: March 6 and 20 at 5:30 – 8 PM at the Community Center
We started a Bible Study for Single Women and Single Moms that meets the First and Third Monday every month at the community center. A meal will be provided by volunteers and child care too! Interested in participating in the group? Register Here.
The Sophie House 5K is back this year! We are looking for runners, walkers, volunteers, spectators and more to join us Saturday, June 3!
The race will start and end at Shady Grove UMC and the route will run right past the community center. Early Bird and Volunteer registration will open the second week of March. We are looking for groups to run and compete against each other to bring the most participants and/or donations to The Sophie House mission!
Calling All Deep Run, Glen Allen, Godwin, Freeman students and Pocahontas, Short Pump, Holman, Hungary Creek students too! Let’s not leave out our current church partners… Shady Grove, Mt. Vernon, and Christ Church! We look forward to seeing you at the race on June 3rd. Follow Facebook for training groups to start too!
If you are looking for more information or would like to learn about our Sponsorship Opportunities
Thank you Deep Run!
We are so looking forward to the Deep Run Marathon Dance on March 17-18!
The Sophie House has been chosen to be a recipient of the dance proceeds and we plan to expand our housing program in the near future too! We want to thank all the students and teachers who have worked so hard to make this event a success!
Look for our Upcoming Events
March 13 from 5:30 – 7 PM Mom and Child Cooking Class Click here to fill out the following form to participate.
April 1 from 1 – 5 PM Lilly Pullizer Shopping Night, Short Pump Town Center
April 10 – 14 LIMITED HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK 10 AM to 2 PM Food Pantry hours not affected
June 3 from 8 – 10 AM The Sophie House 5k Register Here
Food Pantry Help Tuesday and Thursday: Sign up to help
Panera Bread Pick Up Thursday evenings: Volunteer to help
We are also growing our monthly class schedule as well as events! April we will have and Easter event for clients and the community – an Easter Basket sale will take place on line too! Budgeting classes coming, as well as organization, couponing, movie time/pampering, yoga, and more!
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to get involved in:
- The planning of our 5K in early June please fill out our 5k form
- Our backpack event in August
- A Golf Tournament in September
- Silent Auction in October
- Thanksgiving Dinner event in November
- Client Party in December!
We are still collecting gently used shoes for a year round fundraiser. Help us reach a goal of 1000 pairs of shoes by December!