The Sophie House News October 2017


Fourth Quarter and Fall – Here We Come!!

Welcome to fall and as we head into this change of season, we are seeing a change in a few more things that impact clients looking for services from The Sophie House. Many of the women reaching out to us for help have an immediate need that we will try to assist with and we are asking questions to see where some of the concerns may be coming from. While trying to handle the problem at hand, we find there are many other issues weighing on the individual that we will be ready to assist with as needed.

In particular, are the fear of homelessness, a lack of a stable job, and the question of insurance for the coming year. Again, the insurance discussion has a huge impact on many of our clients and those in our community who could be facing job changes too. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has another great article about the 2018 Insurance hike that will impact many of these individuals and families.

These women also face factors such as underemployment, high housing costs, unexpected life events, weak support systems and more – this is where The Sophie House steps in to offer support. We look to our volunteers, donors, and community supporters to pray with us and assist in ways you feel led. Thank you for your help!

“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

Grateful Hearts Silent Auction 2017

We Hope To See You October 20, 2017

You won’t want to miss this year’s event that will prove to be bigger and better than last year! Purchase raffle tickets online or at the event for a chance to win a Rose Gold Diamond Bangle from Diamonds Direct and the 50/50 amount – you will have opportunities for games and more during the evening as well as a LIVE DJ and Emcee too!

Spread the word, bring friends, and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 20 – Auction begins at 7:00 with Peter Larsen as the Auctioner! There will be some items available online prior too so stay tuned… Click Here for tickets

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





Support The Sophie House

Support The Sophie House with your online purchase power!

As we gear up for the year end… I know, we really don’t want to think about planning for the holidays…but we all really know we start shopping now too! Log into Amazon Smile using your amazon account and link The Sophie House as your charity. Every little bit helps us offer financial, emotional, or educational support for a single woman in our program.

Please consider a monthly donation to help us support more women and children with the bumps in the road that can get them off track. We spend quite a bit of time getting to know our clients and their stories and offer many options and alternatives for getting them back on track! You can be a part of this process!!

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

  • Walter Cornett (ProRichmond) and Rebecca Blackwell (The Sophie House) taken by Skibo Adams Photography

The Sophie House is one of the charities supported in the PRO Richmond Charity Golf Tournament on September 14, 2017!

PRO Richmond is an organization of professionals from the community helping the community. This group was instrumental in helping The Sophie House get started with business connections and sponsors and is still very active in supporting us too. The Golf Tournament was a huge success this year and raised money and awareness for The Sophie House and The Beacon Tree Foundation!

Thanks to all who volunteered, played, and sponsored a great day of Golf for a Great Cause! We look forward to participating again next year!!

Learn about our other events


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



Service Spotlight: Thanks to Lifepoint Church of Glen Allen #SophieVolunteer

The SophieHouse has never looked better!

A group of volunteers came out to powerwash and stain our community center deck as part of their Paint The Town Red program. We are so blessed and thankful for their hard work!

Click Here if You Are Interested in Volunteering




Shoe Drive Officially Kicks Off This Month!

Shoes for The Sophie House Shoe Drive

We are well on our way and are still collecting shoes!

We are 15 days into our fundraiser that is a WIN-WIN-WIN! You clean out your closets, we earn funding for our housing and supportive services programs, and someone in another country gets to start their own business and provide for their family!!

Be a part of our fundraiser by dropping off shoes at our community center, 4771 Shady Grove Road, Holman Middle School, and Freeman High School. Help us reach our goal of 1000! Contact Us for information to start your own collection.

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 soon to come on Apple iOs.

October 5 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Mom’s Devotion Group, child care help needed Contact us

October 7 from 8:00 AM – 11:00AM SGUMC clean up day. At the Sophie House.

October 20 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM Grateful Hearts Silent Auction. Come out to a fun filled evening of hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a DJ and dancing, and raffles and auction items! You won’t want to miss one of our biggest events of the year! Learn more here and get your ticket!

October 25 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Sophie House Board Meeting

October 26 from 6:00-8:00 PM Self Defense Awareness Class

October 29 from 9:30AM-12:30 PM Gayton Baptist Mission’s Fair




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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