The Sophie House News September 2017


Did you see the articles in the Richmond Times Dispatch on 8/13/17?

Housing Insecurity and Insurance options dwindling… these are true issues for many of our clients and many who don’t know that The Sophie House is here to help provide supportive services and a housing program to help offer assistance, comfort, peace, and more! We have had 3 women in the past few months whose situation changed drastically when their husbands passed away suddenly. They were left with a gaping hole – emotionally and financially. One has been volunteering with us and donating items because she felt connected to our mission; One felt she had to move due to the emotional roller coaster she was on and we helped provide financial guidance and a new home for her and her boys; And still another is in the throes of relocating with 3 school aged children so we are offering counseling and Christian fellowship and guidance as well as food, back to school clothes, and assistance with new housing options.  Read More from the News Here

Just a little insight into who has been reaching out for support and assistance lately! We are here for the community of women who aren’t sure where to turn for their next steps. Some have family and friends but they need an extra ear to listen and an extra step in a new or different direction. Some have experienced a painful separation from their spouse and now have to navigate this new life independently and start over. And some have lost time from work due to injury or illness, medical bills, and more and can use some extra financial guidance and help along with the monthly mentorship to stay on track.

The Sophie House is here to offer hope, healing, and encouragement to all women and families that call or contact us for a variety of needs. We would love to hear from you if you have questions or know of someone who may benefit from this opportunity. Have them call Rebecca or Kay to talk things over!


“GOOD MORNING!! Moving is finally all done! Woo-Hoo!!!! I am so excited & we love it!! They (the children) look forward to feeding the chickens everyday & they both say they feel at home already. I could not have done this without you, I can not thank you enough!!” From one of our moms, we relocated last month… She is also meeting with our financial planner and plans to go back to school soon too! Blessings abound…




Second Annual Grateful Hearts Silent Auction


Purchase Tickets Now for the October 20, 2017 Event

Enjoy an amazing evening with a DJ, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres; the dance floor will be open to dance the night away! Sponsored this year by Xenith Bank, Allstate Insurance, Joyner Fine Properties, Browne Investments, ID Agent, and Cauthorne Sports Academy! The Silent Auction will include items from the following: Children’s Museum of Richmond, Diamonds Direct, Glory Days Grill, International Spy Museum, Kendra Scott, Southwest Airlines, The Jefferson Hotel, and more! Enter the raffle for a chance to win a Rose Gold Diamond Bangle from Diamonds Direct, and join us for this night to remember. Tickets are available now and will sell fast. Get your tickets here!

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





Support The Sophie House

Support The Sophie House with your online purchase power!

Whether you are shopping for groceries, furniture, school supplies, or anything else, we hope you will add The Sophie House to your Amazon purchases. Log into Amazon Smile using your amazon account if you aren’t already redirected, and select Sophie House for your charity.

We are so thankful for our donors and supporters for the many ways you help… your time as a volunteer, your food, clothing, and household donations, and your money that we use to financially support the women in our housing, service, or counseling programs.

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 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. Join us for the 5th annual captain’s choice golf tournament supporting Beacon Tree Foundation and The Sophie House.

  • $340 team / $85 golfer
  • Lunch provided by Panera Bread
  • Dinner provided by Outback
  • Raffles, and more!

Network while you play with professionals from all over the Metro Richmond area!

Sign Up Here as a team for The Sophie House.


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



Service Spotlight: All of Our Back To School Volunteers #SophieVolunteer

Our 3rd annual backpack event was a huge success this year!

We had a combination of 13 adults and students from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Xenith Bank, and Lifepoint Church helping make Back to School a fun and exciting time for 11 moms, a grandpa, and 14 children on Saturday, August 26th. We were also able to assist 15 more children after the event due to the abundance of supplies provided by our amazing church and community partners!

Click Here if You Are Interested in Volunteering




Shoe Drive Officially Kicks Off This Month!

Shoes for The Sophie House Shoe Drive

Big shoes, little shoes, fashionable shoes, durable shoes, basketball shoes, ballet shoes…everything goes!

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. Shoes can be donated at our community center, 4771 Shady Grove Rd. and the Shady Grove YMCA. 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.

September 14 Tee Time 12:00 PM (registration 10 AM) ProRichmond Charity Golf Tournament, at Lake Chesdin Golf Club. Supporting The Sophie House. Coordinate a team to play on behalf of The Sophie House. Learn More Here.

September 17 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Annual Cookout. A Thank-you barbecue for all our community donors and partners – please join us for this family barbecue and come hear about what The Sophie House has been up to, all while meeting families and connecting with friends! Sign Up Here.

September 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Self Defense Class for All. The primary purpose of this opportunity is to teach you how to avoid potentially hazardous situations. Join us on September 21st as we learn from Jennie Leigh and Damsel in Defense. Find out more and sign up here.

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!




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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