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"On Faith We Lean... in 2018!!"
It's been 17 years since I heard her sweet voice... but today her kindness and compassion still speaks through every single mother we've served.  On behalf of this beautiful gift of a mother I dedicate this Fall edition to her memory.  May your legacy of love live on. Rest in Eternal Peace!
Margie Faye Davis Webber
October 19, 1936 - April 11, 2001
Our Founder's Heart
Grace and Greetings to a Fruitful Fall!
 
Do you believe in the importance of self-care?  Every now and then I pause to reevaluate my life looking back on the distance I’ve come—and looking forward to the next milestone on the journey.  Depending on one’s perspective, when peering through the window of Father Time each of us will see the summation of our days as awfully bitter or abundantly blessed.  For this reason, self-care on a regular base is one way we see the benefits of a fruitful life without regret.  This is a powerful tool to avoid wasting fruitless effort trying to redeem the time with—“If I should of… could of… would of!”
 
There is an hourglass of opportunity that lends itself to each of us as we travel through time and space to fulfill our life’s purpose.  Even now, the sands of time are slowly passing through our hands, gently and steady, without many of us even noticing it.  Until one day we awaken to realize that time is no longer on our side having missed the many chances we were given to fully explore ourselves and reach the epitome of our mortal greatness.  If you are led to take this moment to weigh the balance of your days, what would you deem necessary to increase or decrease in your current situation?
 
To gain maximum prosperity for rich and abundant living is found and fueled by the best self-care that can ever be prescribed… “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  This fall reminds me of another chance God has given each of us to fall away from ideals that are absorbed in our agenda only—with little concern for the needs of hurting and hopeless hearts of others.  You see, self-care must first be initiated by you, for you, to function healthy.  And then you will be compelled to offer the greatest good to others out of an overflow of love for yourself. 
 
In closing, I leave you to ponder this quote… “You cannot pour from an empty cup… You must fill your cup first.”
 
Lovingly and graciously,
 
Carolyn A. Watson
Pearl of the Quarter
Barbara Parker is truly a woman of amazing strength and courage.  And if you’re not already a, Believer, her inspiring story will encourage you to see the true power of God’s healing, deliverance and protection.  Born and raised in metro Atlanta, Barbara’s life has been far from easy.  She’s seen her share of tough days, but continues to persevere.  Barbara was an only child who grew up in a dysfunctional home.  She was physically and sexually abused as a child, experimented with drugs and alcohol in her pre-teens, and dropped out of school, married and was pregnant by the tender age of thirteen—sadly the infant passed away in her arms.  A short time after this pregnancy she gave birth to a second child who was given up for adoption; and later a third and fourth child who were born drug addicted.
 
After losing her children, this pain and agony caused Barbara to lose hope and her life began to spiral downward into a cycle of destructive behavior.  Adult entertainment, prostitution, drugs, sexual assaults and recurring arrests were her norm.  She was in and out of detox facilities and jail, until finally she was arrested and mandated to go into rehab—which ultimately saved her life along with the birth of precious little, Jordan, her adorable three-year-old daughter.  After years of being broken, in despair and constantly on the run, Barbara buckled down and went back to school to get her GED, she also obtained an Associate Degree (with a 4.0 GPA), and eventually gained custody of her children.  While there were indeed setbacks along the way, Barbara pressed her way to freedom with the help of others.  Today, she is a wonderful mother, hard worker and an inspirational speaker dedicated to using her story to change lives.  She teaches classes on weekends and is often asked to tell her story in courtrooms to motivate other women to get on the right track.
 
When we met this beautiful spirit we found Barbara to be one of H.O.M.E.’s greatest supporters before she was even approved for the program herself.  Because of her, many donors and clients have contacted H.O.M.E.  She continues to strive for greatness in every area of her redirected life.  Since November 2015, Barbara has been clean and sober; healthy and whole—and there’s no turning back!
 
On Behalf of The H.O.M.E. Team
Congratulations to
Barbara Parker
for Being Our Pearl of the Quarter
Get ready, get dressed and
get excited to come...
Home For The Holidays!
Ladies!!!  Our annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ tea social and fundraiser is just around the corner and what a treat we have in store!  On Saturday, December 8th H.O.M.E. will host a morning of inspiration, dynamic speakers, entertainment, fashion, dining, vendors and so much more!  This awesome event is sure to SALE OUT again this year!!  So save the date… it’s worth the wait!  If you would like to be a vendor, sponsor or just need more information, please email us at: HFTH@Home2Heart.org                                                                                                                  
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Mark Your Calendars…
Why?  Because Georgia GIVES!
We are asking you to choose H.O.M.E. by making a commitment to help fund our nonprofit on Giving Tuesday 2018!  On, November 27th the great state of Georgia will kick-off another year of individual “giving” to charities statewide.  For as little as $85 you can purchase a bed for a single mother in need and $75 will cover the cost of a bed for a deserving child.  Mark your calendar and remember, when you give to H.O.M.E., you are making a difference through the gift of furniture… one truckload at a time! 
H.O.M.E. Gives Hope!!
H.O.M.E. + Community =
People 2 People!
We are ecstatic that WSB Channel 2 chose to hang out with H.O.M.E. as we delivered to a single mother and her 6 year-old-daughter is desperate need of furniture.  We are forever grateful to Myrna Davis, Twanda Black and the production team whose love and support always find it’s way back H.O.M.E.!! 
Click here and Watch, Listen and Help us make a difference!  
4 for Four!
We celebrated… We served… We turned 4!  H.O.M.E. partnered with Lilburn Cooperative Ministries for a day of food, fun, festivities, and fellowship!  Our ‘Parking Lot Praise Party’ 2018 was filled with service and celebration in support of our anniversary AND our community.  Giving back and pressing forward is what we do best and we thank, Exe. Dir. Sharon Foster and Lilburn Coop staff, for being our host site this year.  Also, our sincere appreciation goes out to Pastor Lionel & Lady Celena Stewart of Faith Community Christian Church (FCCC) for sponsoring our food and entertainment.  DJ Kavan kept the party jumping and the MAKO Girls rocked the house!  And certainly a HUGE THANKS to The H.O.M.E. Team, the terrific ladies of T.W.I.N.K.S., our outstanding Volunteers and special patrons Birgit Burton, Dr. Alan Peterson and Dr. Marshalita Sims Peterson.
Hope YOU will join us next year… it’s going to be epic!
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The 2018 Trinity Awards
On behalf of the entire H.O.M.E. Team we CONGRATULATE our very own, Carolyn Tolbert, for being nominated in honor of her commitment and dedication to serving others!!  We at H.O.M.E. know that no one is more deserving, so we too extend our ‘THANKS’ which seem so little… for ALL the BIG things YOU DO!!!  We Love You!! 
Are YOU… Blessed 2 Be A Blessing?
 
It’s always a blessing when others catch the vision!  We deeply appreciate, Breyanna Stanton and the ‘Blessed 2 Be A Blessing’ Team, for doing a GREAT work at H.O.M.E.!!  A party of 16 spent the morning sorting, organizing, stacking and enjoying one another AND a Saturday of service.  Interested in bringing your social group, ministry or organization to H.O.M.E. to donate your time for a great cause???  Contact us to find out how! 
Together, WE are helping hand… helping others!!
A Simply ‘DIVINE’ Night Out!
Thanks so much, Divine Connections Special Events, for 10 complimentary tickets to the mystery dinner and production, ‘Who Stole the Church’s Building Fund?’  We greatly appreciate Writer and Producer, Felicia Harris-Russell, and the cast for a funny and fabulous night out extended to the hard working staff and volunteers of H.O.M.E.!!!   To learn more about DC Events visit: www.dcspecialevents.net
Thanks for the Invitation!
H.O.M.E. is always grateful when other organizations acknowledge and respect the work we are doing throughout the community-at-large!  We appreciate partnering and/or serving as a resource to other agencies who are changing lives for the better.  This quarter we say “Thank You” to the following agencies and nonprofits for inviting us to learn more about how we, together, can better serve those in need!
Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency (ACSS) ~ Chris 180 ~ Decatur Cooperative Ministry ~ Heart of DeKalb ~ Leta Hyche Real Estate Group ~ Ninety Days of Love, LLC ~ The P.E.A.R. Project ~ Rainbow Village ~ Style with Trish & Jan’s Joy Ministries
Shopping Matters!
There are many ways you can get discounts and give donations to support H.O.M.E.   By doing what you do almost every day “SHOP” here are a few options to consider:  When you spend your dollars at Kroger and Amazon you too will reap the benefits of “giving back” to Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure!  Simply go online and register your Kroger Card under our nonprofit number: BI860For Amazon, REMEMBER, you have to go to smile.amazon.com and search for Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc.  
H.O.M.E. Heroes
Become a H.O.M.E. Hero and get some really cool stuff!  Sign up to be a monthly financial donor and receive an awesome H.O.M.E. hat & tee as a gift while supplies last!!  Visit www.Home2Heart.org and sign-up today!  Not interested in giving monthly?  Consider making a one-time contribution of any amount for the holiday season.  Little becomes much… when it’s placed in the Master’s hand!!
Come H.O.M.E Friends…. We Need YOU!

“The harvest is plentiful… but the workers are few.” Matthew 9:27

Don’t have spare furniture? Consider helping with a gift of financial support of ANY amount.  All donations are tax deductible.  Together, let’s sew in love and give as we have been blessed to those less fortunate.  Here’s how:

  • Make a monthly contribution or a one-time financial gift of ANY amount
  • Donate new or gently used furniture and home décor
  • Purchase our featured item(s) of the quarter: 4 Piece Dinner Set
It takes A Village to Raise a Child and a Community of
Givers to Help Single Mothers in Need
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(Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure)
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H.O.M.E. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc.)


Our Contact Information:
H.O.M.E., Inc. (Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure)
P. O. Box 2087, Lithonia, GA 30058

info@home2heart.org – www.Home2Heart.org ~ 678.964.4328
Thanks for being a blessing! Together, WE are helping hands … helping others!

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