By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2023
Rhonda also directs She Brews Transition Program, a faith-based residential transition program. Photo courtesy of She Brews, Chris Says
Just as the transition to fall heralds a season of change and renewal in nature, the All Things New Fundraiser embodies a similar spirit of transformation. Rhonda Bear, founder of She Brews Coffee & Transition Program — a faith-based nonprofit founded in Claremore that offers a fresh start and support to women reemerging into society after incarceration — invites the public and supporters to a night of celebration.
“God makes all things new,” Bear said over the theme of the fundraiser. “You have to work hard, but no matter what it looks like today, it can be better tomorrow. We want to build hope in these women and create a network of support.”
The proceeds of this event will directly benefit Bear’s program, creating housing opportunities and work placement at one of She Brews Coffee Roasters’ three locations. Skills like responsibility, leadership, trustworthiness, and social skills are not only important to successfully reintegrate into society but are imperative to those women seeking to reunite with their children.
“For over 30 years Oklahoma was number one in the world for incarcerated women. 28,000 children in Oklahoma have at least one parent incarcerated,” Bear said. “I wanted to be part of the solution when I had previously been part of the problem for so long,” she said about aiding the women in her program as they work to restore their families, having been in a similar situation herself.
The All Things New Fundraiser is set for Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. inside the Ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel located on 61st and Yale in Tulsa. Each ticket purchase not only provides a delightful catered dinner, an evening of casual attire comfort, and some freshly brewed She Brews Coffee but also ensures you’ll be part of a gathering filled with inspirational testimonials and videos, making it an all-around uplifting event designed to infuse these remarkable women with hope as they embrace their journey post-incarceration. Here is the link to the event website: https://www.shebrews.org/event.
Speaking of all things new, Rhonda announced the rebranding of She Brews will launch at the event.
Unable to attend but still want to contribute? Rhonda is always seeking Stand in the Gap volunteers, a small group that offers encouragement, mentoring, and most importantly, prayer support to the women in her program.
Just as the seasons shift, so do our opportunities to make a difference. Contact the team at She Brews today and find out how you can help the women in your community. “We are sincerely grateful for all our customers and donors who have supported us throughout the years. We can only do what we do because of those amazing people.”
Tickets are priced at $50 and must be purchased in advance online at www.shebrews.org/event. If you have other questions or would like to engage further with She Brews, please email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.”
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