The Sophie House News November 2017

 

Give Thanks for the Many Blessings in Our Lives

November is a time of year where we look back and see how far we have come AND we look forward to the end of the year and the beginning of what is to come!

The Sophie House has experienced a great deal of change this year and we are so excited to see where we end up for 2017 and where we are headed for 2018!

So many women are finding us on the web due to our new website and social media presence. Businesses are reaching out and supporting us through sponsorships and grants. We have volunteers offering to assist clients in new and different ways and the blessings just keep on coming. We have a counselor working with our clients and Safe Harbor clients at our community center and the women are experiencing new hope. Stay connected as we continue to grow and bless those around us to grow too!

“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”

 


 

 

Second Annual Grateful Hearts Silent Auction

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the event, shopped online, and sponsored this amazing event!

We had a very successful event again this year and as a result, will be able to offer many supportive services to our clients. We will also be able to add to our technology center at the community center so the ladies can job search, write and update resumes, and more! We are already planning for 2018 and look forward to seeing you again next year! If you would like to be involved in the planning process or on a committee, please contact us to let us know!

 


 


 

 

Support The Sophie House

Support The Sophie House with your online purchase power!

As we approach the last part of 2017, The Sophie House would like to ask for your support. We depend on the generosity of our supporters to be able to provide services for our clients; Our clients depend on the financial support and connections we are able to provide so they can get back on stable ground and move toward independence.

With your help, The Sophie House will be able to connect with more women and move them forward. Smile.Amazon.com, CyberMonday, and KrogerCommunityRewards.com are ways you can support us while shopping online and #GivingTuesday is a great opportunity for you to add a company match to your donation. Thank you for helping single mothers and women in Richmond!

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

The Sophie House is planning on providing Thanksgiving Dinner to 25 families this year.

This time of year puts extra strain on many people and every little bit helps. If we are able to lift a burden by simply shopping for a few extra items as we plan for our Thanksgiving meals, we can help many of our clients who otherwise may struggle. We hope you will consider a donation to help our single mothers and their families.

Sign up to donate here.

 

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

 


 

Service Spotlight: Thanks to Our Amazing Silent Auction Team #SophieVolunteer

We Love Our Volunteers who come together to create amazing events!

The Sophie House has an amazing volunteer base and without them, we would not be able to host wonderful events such as the silent auction and the 5K, programs at the community center, and shopping/spirit nights throughout the year.  We are currently recruiting for help on the 5K, silent auction, housing, and marketing committees!  Won’t you come be a part of this amazing team?

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

 

 


 

Shoe Drive Finishes Up This Month!

Shoes for The Sophie House Shoe Drive

We are so grateful for your donations to our fundraiser this year!

We are in the final stage and are still collecting… any and all sizes and styles in wearable condition! Ask your friends, neighbors, and co-workers if they are planning on getting rid of any shoes and give us a call! We have collected about 1000 pairs of shoes and would love to be able to add about 500 more before we finish! Will you accept the challenge? We look forward to hearing from you!

Help us reach our goal of 1500! Contact Us  to help pack the truck or to help prepare for delivery.

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.

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

November 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Mom’s Devotion Group

November 4 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Pop Up Shop Our partner Caring Clothes Closet will have a holiday Pop Up Shop at Shady Grove UMC in the fellowship hall.

November 15 End of Shoe Drive – let us know if you can help when the truck comes to pick them up! Click Here

November 15 Donations due for Thanksgiving Dinners
Sign up to donate here.

November 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM BINGO fundraiser Stepping Stone, a partner in the domestic violence field, will have a BINGO fundraiser at Shady Grove UMC.

November 20-21 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Pick Up Thanksgiving Dinner Bags – Please bring your invitation to pick up.

November 27 Amazon Smile-Cyber Monday
Sign up your Amazon account with Smile.Amazon.com choose The Sophie House.

November 28 Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Learn more about #GivingTuesday

December 5 Board Meeting

December 12 Board Party

December 16 Client Party Invitations and shopping opportunities coming soon.

 

 


 

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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