God Bless the Dream… in 2019!!
Our Founder's Heart
Grace and Greetings Family!
Springtime, for me, is a season of reflecting and enlightening.  However, as the days speed rapidly into months some of us realize that many thoughts we brought to bear in January, have already fizzled out in April.  I liken this condition to those who initially are fired up and ignite up like a sparkle firework.   We burst out the door running with confidence, then sizzle in and out of ideas and ideals until our actions toward accomplishing them simply stop—and just like that our enthusiasm has completely sputtered out!
On the contrary, another beautiful thing about springtime is the opportunity to begin again.  All things blossom brand new, including and according to our faith, and the hope that lies within it.  If what you are seeking the Lord for has not come to fruition—just keep watering and cultivating the expectation with prayer.  For the Son-light shines continuously upon the promise that will soon become a harvest.  This is what we love about the work of H.O.M.E.  Each week, we not only get to water a mom’s hopes and dreams for tomorrow—we also get a glimpse of God’s divine provision through what you give today!  From the core of my heart I truly believe that H.O.M.E. is designed to be all about … FAMILY.    
You see, it’s easy to be overly zealous about what we ourselves expect from God—but does that same enthusiasm wash over us when we see the needs of our family, friends, co-workers, church members or those with whom we are not closely acquainted?  Most of us struggle with embracing the fruit of ‘long suffering’ as it often requires us to carry the burden of someone other than ourselves.  Today, people are running extremely low in supply of empathy and sympathy for our fellow man.  As such, for many, it just seems easier to concentrate on the “ME” parts of life instead.
Understandably it takes a lot out of us to see so many "needy" people in the world.  Truth is, we ALL are in need of something. And if meeting others needs mean falling short of meeting our own, our patience quickly wears thin or run out altogether.  With almost half the year behind us, and more than half our days ahead, what will you endeavor to blossom this season?  Are you asking God to produce a certain kind of fruit in your life?  Well, springtime is a great time to start looking for the harvest—but be mindful that selfishness must die to make room for selflessness to grow.  
As always… lovingly and graciously,
Carolyn A. Watson

‘If true the love of God compels us…
Why does selfishness
overwhelm us?’ CAW~
Pearl of the Quarter
Chantal Magloire was born in Porter Prince, Haiti.  At age five her family moved to Florida where she later joined the military to perform active duty from 1998 to 2003.  As we pause to say “Thank You” for your service to our country, Ms. Magloire, we also would like to commend her for ten years of caring for precious newborn babies as a Surgical Tech in the labor and delivery department—a special set of skills she learned in the armed forces. 

What impressed us most about Chantal’s story is her unwavering support for her eighteen-year-old son, Hasahnn, who is graduating in May with a full ride to Florida Southwestern State College.  “I love her so much… she is the strongest and most devoted person I know.” He lovingly expressed about his mom.  Because of her, Hasahnn’s motto is… “Failure is not an option.”  Even without a dad in the home, this gifted and talented basketball player is truly an inspiration.  He is a sweet-spirited son and a humble young man.  It is because of him that Chantal moved to Atlanta last year in search for better opportunities for Hasahnn—who she truly believes will make his mark in the NBA and in the world. 

While moving to Georgia proved to be a positive decision, the struggle they experienced with transitioning was indeed a challenge.  They resided at an Extended Stay for about two months; then lived in several churches until Chatal was able to save enough money to move into an apartment of their own.  “After getting an apartment, paying rent and utilities I was trailing behind for the longest and could not afford furniture,” she explained.  “I was referred to H.O.M.E. and from the first call my mind was put at ease—all the way until I received furniture…” she continued.  

Chantal begin to see many of the milestones in her life being accomplished.  And having furniture was a huge relief for which she is grateful.  Her words of encouragement to other moms who may be in a similar situation are, “Hold on to whatever faith that drives you—you will pull through.”  Chantal smiles as she invites us in; offers her usual hospitality of Gatorade and bottled water; then shares these heartfelt sentiments, “It feels good to just be sitting on a couch—I hope someone tells other mothers who are struggling about this program as well… I’m so happy and indebted to H.O.M.E.”
  On Behalf of The H.O.M.E. Team
Congratulations to
Ms. Chantal Magloire
for Being Our
Pearl of the Quarter
A Long Walk H.O.M.E.
We are on the mark, ready and set to… ‘Be the Change’ in 2019!  Join us for our 5th annual 5K run/walk at the beautiful Davidson Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve on June 8th, as we celebrate this milestone year in an AWESOME way!! We will gather for a great cause and take strides to make a difference in the lives of single mothers and children facing hardship.  100% of the proceeds will afford H.O.M.E. the opportunity to give a good night sleep in warm beds to families who otherwise sleep on hard cold floors.  Team Captains, participants, supporters and volunteers let’s transform lives by taking A Long Walk H.O.M.E.!!!
When We Partner to Prosper... EVERYBODY Wins!!
Legacy Matters!
What a wonderful thing to behold when talent is passed down from generation to generation! Thank You, Jamika Smith, for blessing H.O.M.E. with a timeless piece of historic artwork in this beautifully crafted antique chair!!  Our prayer is that ‘Teena’s Legacy’ will continue to create powerful therapeutic pieces that can last beyond a lifetime!!
A Gathering Together at H.O.M.E.
Gratitude is our attitude as we express our heartfelt "Thanks" to Mrs. Kathy Goodenow for inviting us into her lovely home!  What a wonderful morning we had with this gathering of wise women who welcomed us to their quarterly meeting for a glimpse into the life of H.O.M.E. Our appreciation to all for a delightful brunch, sweet spirits and listening ears to give a voice to working moms who deserve to be heard, helped and healed.
H.O.M.E. Room
is in Session
Each year we are thrilled to partner with ‘Blessed 2 Be a Blessing’ who provides a really cool collection of children’s books for our H.O.M.E. Room Summer Literacy Program.  We are ecstatic to deliver beds and books over the summer months to give a smile to a child who has lost everything.  On behalf of The H.O.M.E. Team we commend you Breyanna, Diamond and Tammy for using your blessings 2 be a blessing… You Ladies Rock!!
A Salute to
Our Young Troops!!
Kudos to Girl Scout Troop #11564!!  The Girl Scouts are not just about selling delicious cookies.  For their Daddy & Daughter Dance they designed hand-made boutonnieres and corsages and presented a generous portion of the proceeds to H.O.M.E.!!  Thanks so much, Lisa Booher and Windy Boer, for rallying the troops for a worthy cause.  We extend our appreciation to these young ladies for using their time and talent to support mothers and children who need it most... J-O-B Well Done!! 
Unity in the Community
We are humbled and ALWAYS overjoyed when someone reaches out to create a service project to benefit H.O.M.E.  La Trina Clark rolled up her sleeves and spearheaded the effort to do just that!  Thanks to La Trina and her team at American Realty Professionals of Georgia LLC, H.O.M.E. received 15 sets of new dishes during their March Madness charity initiative.  What a FANTASTIC way to release the madness!! 
Simply this... #THANKFUL
Each quarter, we request items that often fall short on our inventory list.  This quarter, a super generous donor went out and purchased an abundance of basic necessities to replenish the items we lacked.  From this random act of kindness, H.O.M.E. received new kitchenwares, bathroom accessories, towels, wall decor, linen and much, much, more!!  For giving hearts that support our cause we are indeed… #Thankful!  You ARE the difference!! 
Make a ‘Joyful Noise’ Unto the Lord!
This gospel explosion is sure to give God praise and all the glory!! More than 700 individuals have been served through Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc., and like music to our ears we are excited to host a anniversary benefit concert to culminate the past, present and future of H.O.M.E.  Join us for an unforgettable evening of performances, speakers, honorees and an A-List of entertainers from around the ATL.  It’s going to be a H.O.M.E. Town Celebration you don’t want to miss! Save-the-date and come Experience the Joy!! Stay tuned for more details soon!!
One of the most important weapons of our faith that is essential to the success of H.O.M.E. is Prayer!  Each quarter, our dedicated Prayer Warriors simply pray for the specific needs of our organization in the privacy of their own space, own time, for 7 consecutive days each quarter.  Are you passionate about intercessory prayer?   Join the anointed team that covers our H.O.M.E. with the gift of—PRAYER.
Are YOU the Next
Super Hero?
Become a H.O.M.E. Hero and get some really cool stuff!  Sign up to be a monthly financial donor and receive a H.O.M.E. hat & tee and other awesome advantages!!  Visit today!  Not interested in giving monthly?  Consider making a one-time contribution of any amount or signing up for corporate giving through your employer.  Little becomes much… when it’s placed in the Master’s hand!!
Remember H.O.M.E. at Checkout!
"Think H.O.M.E.” when you shop at Kroger and Amazon Smile!  Allow us to receive the benefits when you spend your dollars at Kroger or online at Amazon Smile.  Just by searching for Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure and entering our code you can donate a percentage of your spending to a great cause!  Together, We are Helping Hands… Helping Others!! 
God Turns Little... Into Much
Changing Lives Through the Gift of Furniture...
One Truckload at a Time!!
Come H.O.M.E Friends…. We Need YOU!

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

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H.O.M.E., Inc. (Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure)
P. O. Box 2087, Lithonia, GA 30058 – ~ 678.964.4328
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