Hampton Roads' 1st Millennial Network Showers The Homeless With Love

 

The Amazing Spiderman always reminded us that, "With great power, comes great responsibility." Giving back isn't just about collecting money and showering your favorite organization with cash; the real work is done in the trenches. The Professionals Under 40 Network is proud to partner with local nonprofit Soap Chips, who provides ministry through hot showers for those in need. For the past month P40 members have had the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and give back with impact.

Most of us take simple everyday luxuries such as bathing for granted. Unfortunately, not everyone is dealt the same hand. Many homeless citizens just need a comfortable shower to create a sense of dignity and purpose to their daily lives. Soap Chips CEO & Founder Clay Culberth and his team created an innovative way to give back to the community, and have made a huge impact. Every Saturday at 6 A.M. they set up their mobile showers and wait on those in need. One by one folks arrive on foot, bicycle, and even cars. After talking to a few people you learn very quickly that there are so many levels of homelessness, and how easy it is to slip into an unfortunate situation. As a privileged society sometimes we forget that people have real problems and need real solutions. Too many times the homeless are viewed as invisible people who are dragging society down, and it becomes easy to put them out of sight and mind. Throughout this experience we have all learned that compassion and communication are the keys to bringing our community together.

Together, on Saturday October 29th at Granby Social Club, the community will raise funds and awareness for Soap Chips to continue to provide clean, refreshing and portable showers for those in need. Pre-sale tickets are half off (only $10) up until the day of the event. Come out for a chance to win a FREE VACATION!! The winner will receive two complementary airline tickets to over 3300 destinations, they will relax on a three days, two nights vacation at their choice of over 30 destinations, and they will sail away on a four day three night luxury cruise on either Carnival or Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. Recipient is responsible for taxes,  port fees, and a nominal $99 deposit to reserve flights. Join us and let's put the "FUN" back in FUNdraising!

To learn more about this wonderful nonprofit visit http://www.soapchips.org!

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