The Sophie House News April 2018

Officially spring has sprung and we are slowly working our way towards it!

We have had some snow and warmth but I am ready for spring to be here and move into the warmer months. What does April mean to you?

To me, it signifies the end of winter as the flowers start to pop up and bloom – new growth and fresh starts! Many of our women are exactly there, looking for a fresh start and a new opportunity. As the second quarter of the year is upon us, and daylight savings time started, how will we spend your time in this new season?

We have been blessed by many individuals and businesses who have connected with us about volunteering and providing donations. Spring has sprung at The Sophie House and we look forward to seeing you bloom where planted and hope you will find your place here with us.

Blessings, Rebecca

“I am just trying to stay focused and get my family back on track. I thank you for your advice. It really made a difference in how I viewed things, you helped me put things into perspective. I also thank you for the prayers. They are always needed and appreciated”

 


 

 

Support The Sophie House

Calling All Mothers and Mother Figures!

We will be kicking off our celebration of Special Women in our lives during the month of April and May. We are looking for amazing women that you would like to tell others about. We all have someone in our life – Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Aunt, Cousin – who have helped mold us into the people we are today and The Sophie House wants to recognize these women in our community.

Be thinking about who you would nominate and then share on our Facebook Page the story of why she is so important to you. We will be accepting donations specifically during this period for our Housing and Supportive services programs that help our clients with the financial, emotional, and spiritual support needed to move toward independence. The Campaign kicks off April 12 and will run through Mother’s Day weekend.

Click here to donate now

 

“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 5K is coming June 2, 2018!

We look forward to partnering with Shady Grove UMC who will also be hosting a Health and Wellness event and a training team, warm ups before the race, and more. Registration is open now- we would love to have you join us as we raise funds to increase the support we can offer in our housing and supportive services programs. Become a fundraiser, join a group/team, volunteer, see sponsors and partners and more! Help us make this year the biggest race yet!

Register Here

The Sophie House Yard Sale

We also have opportunities to donate items or reserve a spot for the upcoming Yard Sale on Saturday, April 14th! We will be accepting household donations and furniture will need volunteers to help, and would love to see you at the yard sale to search for amazing finds!

Click here for more information.

 

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

 


 

Service Opportunities

The Sophie House Support-Single Women and Single Moms

If you have an hour or two to give, we would welcome your help with our food pantry and community center.

If you have an hour or two to give, we would welcome your help with our food pantry and community center. Your office or small group could sign up to cover a month for as little as 8 hours divided among your group. Find out about opportunities to serve once a month on a committee and be a part of our golf tournament, backpack event, 5K, spirit nights, Clothes Closet partnership events, mentoring, and more!

If you are looking for a way to get involved, please fill out a volunteer application and let us know where you see yourself fitting into our programs and services.

 

“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”

 


 

The Sophie House in the Community

As I have mentioned in past newsletters, we are starting some great new opportunities for partnerships and growth.

Our partnership with Carla and Sisters Cleaning Service will be coming shortly. We have been approached by Cabi clothing stylists to be able to support our clients, Safe Harbor clients, and a few others with new clothes to start off these warmer months. We connected with Marti Williams and Into The Neighborhood to provide new undergarments to our clients that had been donated through their Mardi Bras RVA event too. We are also partnering with First Bank VA as they celebrate the Grand Opening of their Westhampton Branch – they have selected The Sophie House as one of the non-profits to vote on for a grant opportunity – click here NOW to vote! We are connecting with others in our community that can partner with us to serve our clients with the opportunities they may not have had in the past. We are so thankful for all the support.

Thanks so much to the Girl Scouts who helped plan and facilitate our Easter Egg Hunt this year!

 


 

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.

April 2-5 – Limited Hours for Spring Break – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday-Thursday

April 10 at 6:30 PM Board Meeting

April 12 Sophie House Celebrates Mothers Kick Off
Click here for more information.

April 14 from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM Yard Sale Reserve your spot

April 26 Events & Programs Meeting

May 7 Dinner & Dress event   This event is for our clients. Volunteers needed for child care. Learn more here.

May 19 Cabi event for clients

June 2 from 8:30 to 11:00 AM The Sophie House 5K  Learn more and sign up 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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