The Sophie House News May 2018

As we enter into May, we can’t help but think about Mother’s Day and what great rewards come from being a mother and having a mother!

We also value the traditions passed down through the generations… how far have we come as women? Many women hold prestigious jobs as opposed to the past when women could only be teachers or nurses and their primary job was child rearing. There are joys and struggles every day and we need to celebrate the joys and learn to be victorious over the trials in our lives.

At The Sophie House, we strive to be a light and encouragement to every woman who reaches out for support and help. Sometimes the women who contact us have a small request and feel like it isn’t worth asking but many times they have become so overwhelmed by life that they just don’t know what step to take to make adjustments. The Sophie House strives to be the leading provider of supportive services to single women in the Richmond area and we are making huge strides in that direction. The requests and the needs are great and so are the partners and community members stepping up to assist us in our mission. Celebrate the women in your life and the women in our program!

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

Help us celebrate #strongwomen in our lives!

We are looking for amazing women that you would like to tell others about. The Sophie House wants to share stories of strength, optimism, perseverance, hope & healing, integrity, encouragement, endurance, resilience, vibrance, and life.

Who has helped mold you into the person you are today? Tell us why and we will share stories next month in our newsletter and on social media. Share a story on our Facebook Page or send us an email.

Please consider making a donation in honor or memory of these special women – We can send a certificate or card to the recipient letting them know of the special donation and we will bless another woman with much needed support and encouragement through our Housing and Supportive services programs.

Honor Your Strong Women here

 

“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

 

We Want YOU to Run or Walk to Change Lives!

The Sophie House 5K will be here next month – June 2, 2018 at 8:30am! We look forward to partnering with Shady Grove UMC who will also be hosting a Community Wellness Expo during and after the 5K. We encourage you to join us for the run/walk as a participant, fundraiser, sponsor, or volunteer and SIGN UP NOW!
 

Thanks to our current sponsors:
Hand & Stone of Glen Allen, BB&T, Dr. Christian Tabor DMD
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Register Here

 
 

 

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

 


 

Service Opportunities

The Sophie House Support-Single Women and Single Moms

We welcome your help for our future projects!

If you would like to be involved with the mission of The Sophie House, please complete a volunteer application or contact us for ways to get involved.

We will be building shelves in the garage, cleaning up the yard, having events for clients at the community center, helping to organize or clean up clients homes, and more. We would love to connect with you.

If you are looking for a way to get involved, please fill out a volunteer application.

 

“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”

 


 

Service Spotlight

Thank You to Junkluggers of Central Virginia for their support of our Yard Sale last month.

Junkluggers donated their container for removal of the extra items and they are saving the environment one piece of junk at a time… doing their best to recycle or donate as much of what they lug away as possible. We are also thankful to our church partner Shady Grove UMC for allowing us to use their property for the yard sale, Butterfly Babies having a car wash, and the Hanover 4H center for their bake sale donations!

What a great community involvement day!

 


 

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.

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

May 8 at 6:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting

May 16 Price Increase for 5K
Register here for more information.

May 19 Heart of Cabi Event Invitation Only

May 28 Memorial Day Holiday – office closed

June 2 The Sophie House 5K and Community Wellness Expo  Learn more and sign up here

 

 


 

Continue to Support Us through Amazon Smile

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… Link your account 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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