It's Already Done... In 2021!!
Our Founder's Heart

Greetings and a fun-filled fall H.O.M.E. Family!

This year, while celebrating the remarkable completion of H.O.M.E.’s 7th Anniversary, I was also blessed to experience the coming of fall in a way that I could’ve never imagined.  You see, just before the pandemic shutdown in March of 2020, my bestie invited me to join her for the live after show at the Oscar’s in Los Angeles.  She also secured tickets to the Kelly Clarkston Show and a few others.  Our finale was landing in the audience of a game show that many of us know and love.  But, never in a million years did I expect to hear this famous phrase, “Carolyn Watson Come on Down… You’re the Next Contestant on The Price Is Right!”  As if that wasn’t enough, playing and ultimately winning the showcase, which included a first class trip to Morocco, truly made our girl’s get-a-way worthwhile!

With yet another COVID surge calling the shots, I had no idea when this trip would ever be possible.  So I prayed, waited and trusted that in fall 2021, I’d shake-off the fear and travel to see a whole new world.  Sweet September finally rolled around, wheels up and off to Paris on this luxury aircraft and into North Africa.  Greeted by the locals was this breath-taking hotel, Raid Kniza, in the heart of the capital of Marrakech, Morocco.  Every day, as I walked through the passageway leading to open markets of meats, breads, gains, spices, hand-made shoes, carpets and beautiful crafts I couldn’t help but to shrink inwardly in humility.   

Amid Morocco’s many mosques, museums and stunning terrain, many of us will never know what it’s like to live among piles of trash, meager economic conditions, contaminated food and water, and lack the privilege of our children being educated in school.  It was these images that kept me awake at night and made me long to do something—anything!  Every night, I counted out my dirham to set aside currency for the needy.  To children playing in the alley I gave each what was equivalent to only two dollars in American money.  Contagious smiles of joy and gratitude washed over their innocent, grimy, lovable little faces that literally broke my heart.  Oh how I yearned to do more; beating myself up daily after running out of enough coins to spare.  My kindness was intentional and I waited for those golden moments that moved me to simply—give.

Acts of goodwill is H.O.M.E.’s way of remembering all those who made 7 years possible.  I am especially thankful for my amazing husband, Leotis, who’s been my inspiration for working on greatness for 36 years.  I’m also forever grateful to my awesome sister, Carolyn Tolbert, who’s been an “all-weather” friend serving tirelessly alongside me daily to fulfill the mission of H.O.M.E.  In closing, I implore each of you to be mindful that whether its right in your community, or thousands of miles outside the USA, the underprivileged are ever among us and essential kindness is—Golden.

As always… lovingly and graciously yours,

Carolyn A. Watson


Pearl of the Quarter

Ms. Amber Brown is a 27-year-old single mother born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  In 2020, she transition to Atlanta with her sight set on starting life anew.  “I wasn’t happy and I needed a new atmosphere.” Amber expressed.  After suffering the loss of her dear mother, who gave birth to Amber at the tender age of seventeen, then passed away from blood pressure complications in the prime of her life at age thirty-two, Amber recalls how difficult this was.  “My dad was around, but I was raised by a single mother who was my best friend and confidant—we had an excellent relationship,” she spoke highly of her mom.  Subsequently, Amber and her three younger siblings moved in with their maternal grandmother.  However, she too, endured many health problems and passed away several years later at the age sixty-two.

After losing these two very important women in her life, Amber petitioned for custody of her sister and brother, Aniyah (age 16) and Jadiss (age 15), while raising a charming son of her own, Willie (age 6).  “I have high expectations for them because it all starts at home; the world is big and I want them to know they can talk to me about anything,” she stated.  Spending valuable time with her mother and grandmother produced an “old soul” in this caring and determined young woman who works as a licensed and registered Pharmacy Technician.  She is positive and wise beyond her years.  And it was refreshing to see, that in the midst of struggle, sacrifice and so much responsibility, she is still focused, strong and courageous.  Its mothers like Amber that reminds us here at H.O.M.E. that our work is not in vain.  Starting over from scratch with absolutely nothing has certainly made her journey one to be applauded.

“What inspires me every day is to rise above the stigmas we carry of racism, division, and lack of love.  I have a choice and a voice, and whatever my parents didn’t do, I can break the cycle…” she affirmed.  Amber’s story is truly a stepping-stone in the right direction for other young mothers who have also suffered loss and hardship.  “Without faith there’s nothing—somebody sees you—so don’t give up!”  Amber encouraged.  She also added, “Always praise God, give Him honor and seek knowledge from Him.”  We asked Ms. Brown how it feels to now have a furnished home.  Gratefully, she warmly smiled and offered three simple but meaningful words… “I Am Elated.”

On Behalf of
The H.O.M.E. Team

Amber Brown
for Being Our Pearl of the Quarter

 Happy 7th Anniversary
Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc...
WE Did It!!!
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Celebrating 7 for 7

In honor of our 7th Anniversary, Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc. gave back to those who proudly give their lives as a sacrifice every single day.  For one full week we extended ‘Acts of Kindness’ in essential ways!  Hats off to the men and women all around Metro Atlanta for being OUTSTANDING Teachers, Administrators, Police Officers, Healthcare Providers, Shelter Staff, Firefighters and Service Workers who protect and serve our country.

Margie Faye Davis Webber

October 19, 1936 - April 11, 2001

‘Pearl in Her Purse’ Fund
Our ‘Pearl in Her Purse’ Fund affords H.O.M.E. the opportunity to provide financial aid to mothers who have an immediate need such as: Groceries, work or school uniforms, bus passes, or an overnight hotel stay when nowhere else to go.  To commemorate her Heavenly 85th Birthday we ask you to help replenish our fund by donating only $85 in support of this cause.
‘When Mothers are Empowered … So are their Children’
Will You Give $85 Today?

November 30, 2021, marks another winning GAgives on #GivingTuesday!  Schedule your generosity as we kindly ask you to make Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc. your charity of priority.  Will you commit to helping H.O.M.E. change lives in 2022?  Lend a Single Mother and Child a ‘hand up’ and turn her empty apartment into a beautifully furnished HOME!!

Please don’t be late…
November 30this the date!


Super Servants
Deserve Tremendous

Faith Community Christian Church (FCCC) has truly been faithful!  What a wonderful time we had at H.O.M.E. when they offered their valuable time re-arranging furniture, unpacking boxes, unloading our truck and more!  Our hearts go out to Pastor Lionel Stewart and Lady Celena for never failing to extend their caring concern and vital resources over the years.  There are no words to describe all the blessings that have come to H.O.M.E. through this devoted church family and ministry.

Simone Edwards of Golden Locks Brokerage and her super cool team came, served and donated in a big way!  From sorting linen and folding comforters, to stacking dishes and assembling furniture, they truly rolled up their sleeves.  We feel highly favored that they chose Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc. as their charity of choice and also presented H.O. M.E. with something—BIG!!


H.O.M.E. extends a huge THANKS to Raegan Thorp Real Estate Group for a successful ‘Hands & Hearts’ service project!  This initiative opened the door to H.O.M.E. receiving more than 80 much needed items to include sheets, comforters, pots & pans, silverware sets, coffee makers, dishes and towels to replenish our stock and prepare us to serve families throughout the chilly winter season.

To Raegan Thorp and her fabulous team... YOU ROCK!!


Delta Sigma Theta Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter
The lovely ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter also showed H.O.M.E. love by not only joining in to purchase basic necessities from our gift registry, but also provided a generous monetary donation to ensure a fruitful mission!

‘Thank You’ Delta Sigma Theta of Stone Mountain-Lithonia for your gift of kindness!

Wall Street + City of Hope = Beds of Blessings!
As Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure celebrates the many virtues that follow “kindness” we never know who’ll show up at H.O.M.E.  When music mogul, Kanye West, left the fair city of Atlanta after performing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, he donated the beds purchased for his team to the New Black Wall Street Market in Conyers.  Thanks to a wonderful partnership with City of Hope Safe Haven founded by Ms. Alicia Washington, who mentioned H.O.M.E.’s name, we received enough beds to serve two families!  Praise God for a great team effort!!
Community Spotlight


H.O.M.E. is thrilled to support the mission of a nonprofit who, for over 20 years, has provided hot soup, home-cooked meals, warm blankets and pillows of compassion to those who have nowhere to lay their head.  With our overflow of discarded pillows, sheets and blankets H.O.M.E. pays forward the grace of humanity by donating them to this meaningful ministry.  May God continue to bless Lady T with everything she needs to have empathy on those who have absolutely nothing.  For more information on Lady T's Homeless Ministry please visit

Businesses Matter

Sweet Potato Café & Chef Karen prepares… 
‘Food for the Soul’

When H.O.M.E. received an abundance of new drinking glasses what did we do?  We were pleased to reciprocate our affection for a business that has been a dedicated sponsor to H.O.M.E. since opening our doors.  This quaint and charming café located in the heart of Downtown Stone Mountain offers an array of beverages to quench your thirst, serves fresh Farm-To-Table Cuisine for dinner, lunch and Sunday brunch, and then tops it off with mouth-watering desserts!  Their friendly staff adds a warm family feel and makes it a great place to relax, dine and unwind.  Swing by today and say hello to Chef K! 

Sweet Potato Café
5377 Manor Drive
Stone Mountain, GA30083

(770) 559-9030

Give 8/28… YOU made it Great!

For all the charitable givers who made a financial contribution to H.O.M.E. on this terrific one-day giving event of the Young Black & Giving Back Institute… WE APPRECIATE YOU!!   H.O.M.E. can’t wait till next year’s 8/28!

Remember H.O.M.E. at Checkout!

When is the last time you shopped at Kroger or online at Amazon Smile?  Allow H.O.M.E. to receive the benefits when you spend your dollars at Kroger and Amazon Smile.  Just by searching for Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure and entering our code you can donate a percentage of your spending to support a great cause!

Thanks SO Much!

Come H.O.M.E. Friends….

“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:  Small Microwave Ovens
It takes A Village to Raise a Child and
a Community of Givers to Help Single Mothers in Need

H.O.M.E. Hero to the Rescue!

Become a H.O.M.E. Hero by being a monthly financial donor.  Visit and sign up today.  No contribution is too small because little becomes much when it’s given from the heart.


Have gently used furniture, home furnishings or small appliances you no longer need?  Contact us!!  We'll be happy to pick it up!

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