Earlier is year, the TN State legislature passed a bill instituting work requirements for individuals who receive benefits like SNAP, WIC, and Families First. Individuals are now, often required to complete 30 hours of community service a week in order to maintain their benefits. The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center and H.O.P.E. have partnered with America Works, the organization tasked with overseeing compliance with this process, to help provide a means for individuals to complete their required hours, and keep their benefits, taking into consideration the hardship this creates for those that already struggle with barriers to mobility and childcare. H.O.P.E. receives applicants from America Works that assist with daily operations. H.O.P.E. has been fortunate to work with a number of wonderful people through this process,but there is one particular one who has stood out, and her name is Charlotte Turner. From day one, she has been a tremendous help, by not only filling in for our secretary position and taking and typing the notes, but even sponsoring a meal from time to time. We appreciate you Charlotte! Thank you for all you do for H.O.P.E.!
GIVE H.O.P.E 2018
It’s almost time for the 2nd annual GIVE H.O.P.E fundraiser! H.O.P.E. is proud to announce our new annual fundraiser where we celebrate the achievements of H.O.P.E with a night full of laughter, food, and fun. The night will consist of dinner, entertainment , door prizes, buttons, t-shirts, and the Bridge street paper for sale and video of the past with H.O.P.E. The tickets are $20 online at eventbrite or at the door, and $140.00 for a sponsored table of 8. The sponsored table also gets notable mention and an ad in the program. The proceeds of the event will go to H.O.P.E’s outreach efforts, including bus passes and shelter vouchers, given to those experiencing homelessness, as well as to St. Mary’s Pop Top Ministry, which provides snack bags to those men and women experiencing homelessness every Saturday. GIVE H.OP.E. will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (700 Poplar) from 3-6 PM. Please come out and celebrate this worthy cause! ~GET TICKETS NOW~
Project Homeless Connect 2018
It’s getting close! Project Homeless Connect 2018 is right around the corner, and HOPE wants YOU… to volunteer at this day-long service provider fair, where those people experiencing homelessness can access a host of services and resources under one roof. These services often include housing assessments, minor medical clinics, job resources, haircuts, and more.. It is on October 11, starting at 8AM and will be held at the Cook Convention Center. Volunteer registration is now open, and you can choose from a list of duties and time-slots that best meet your availability and specific interest! For more info, and to register, just go to www.cafth.org.
For more information about how you can help donate or support HOPE or those who do the work to combat homelessness,or would like to put on a HOPE shirt and volunteer, contact Tamara Hendrix, (901)725.4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feed the Movement!
H.O.P.E. would like to thank Marcos Pizza for providing pizzas for the H.O.P.E meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month! H.O.P.E is a supportive advocacy group for people with the experiences of homelessness. For many groups and organizations offering free food at meetings is a plus for their attendees, but for H.O.P.E. it is a necessity, due to the fact that most often the meal offered at H.O.P.E. meetings may be the only meal they will have that day. Also we would like to thank another one of our new sponsors , Hattie B’s! Please give these businesses your service and tell them H.O.P.E. sent you!
How can you help? You can help by donating prepared foods on Wednesdays to our meeting that afternoon. Don’t have time to cook or buy prepared foods and bring them to our meeting space? We also accept monetary donations towards this cause. Neither of those options seem feasible for you presently? We are also looking for restaurants willing to donate food to our meetings. As always, all forms of donations are completely tax deductible.
If you would like to discuss how you can offer support to HOPE please call Tamara @ 901-254-5964 or email email@example.com.