Friday, March 8, 2013

Grand Opening - Sophia's Thrift Shoppe

Friday, March 8, 2013

What a Night it was! We had our most successful Benefit Auction and Dinner last Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Bellevue Hilton Hotel with more than 300 guests and volunteers, more than 350 auction items and over 100 individual and business donors. A sincere thank you to all our donors, guests, volunteers, board members and staff - all of you contributed mightily to our success.

With the auction behind us we are gearing up for the GRAND OPENING of our Sophia's Thrift Shoppe coming up on Friday, March 22nd. Please see more details below. We hope you will be able to join us for another great milestone in our journey.

With warm regards,
Karina O'Malley
Interim Executive Director

2013 Dinner Auction Collage

Save the Date!
GRAND OPENING - Sophia's Thrift Shoppe
Friday March 22, 2013, Noon - 3:00 P.M.

The wait is finally over! The Grand Opening for Sophia's Thrift Shoppe is Friday, March 22nd from noon to 3:00 p.m. Join us for the celebration and become a part of our new chapter as we continue to scale and create economic sustainability for our clients.

Sophia's Thrift Shoppe

Sophia's Thrift Shoppe is not just any ordinary thrift store. When you shop at our store you will undoubtedly get a good bargain. However, and most importantly, you will be helping our clients take control of their finances as they develop their employment skills while serving our customers. You will be helping them build self-confidence that will aid them tremendously when they seek new employment opportunities. Thus, the purchases you make at our Thrift Shoppe will be far-reaching and have a momentous impact on many women's lives as they strive to regain financial stability.

Our sincere thanks to all our volunteers and board members who have spent days getting our Shoppe ready for business as well as to all our donors - individuals, businesses, faith organizations and foundations - whose unwavering support has made Sophia's Shoppe possible. A special thanks goes to Macy's for their grant.
Our Shoppe is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. We are located at 13219 NE 20th St Suite 200, Bellevue WA. Please check out our new Sophia's Thrift Shoppe website and like us on our Facebook page for exclusive deals!

New Video - Sophia's Stories

If you were unable to attend our Benefit dinner and auction last weekend, you probably missed the new video that we showed at the event. Check out this inspiring video that tells the story of two of our clients who were able to benefit from our services in their journey towards independence. Share the video and let us know what you think.

A Special Note of Thanks

To Everyone who Made Our Benefit Dinner & Auction A Resounding Success

Many people contributed to the success of our Auction last Saturday. We want to take this opportunity to especially thank some of our donors, volunteers and supporters without whom this event would not have been possible.

  • Anton Ville Winery
  • Caprice Leinonen
  • Carol Stromberg
  • Cedergreen Cellars / Kevin Cedergreen
  • Constellation Wines / Jamilla Kounellas
  • Danny Rogers / Red Lion Hotel
  • Delauranti's / Pike Place Market
  • Elizabeth Phillips
  • inome
  • Judy Pagnotta
  • Kent Phillips
  • Maureen Nagy
  • Phyllis Dunmire
  • Qualitees Screen Printing
  • Rick Little
  • Summit Law Group
  • Tallant House / Judy Tallant
  • The Hilton Staff - Chef Juan Luna, Andrea Sullivan and Gwen Walton.
  • The Sophia Way Board
  • Uwajimaya's / Hiroshi Hibi
  • Volunteers from - Soroptimists; AmericanWest Bank; Symetra.
  • Waggener Edstrom
  • William and Bebe Rademaker
  • Whole Foods Market Bellevue