October Event Stats, Next Event Info, Proposal Deadline and Upcoming Workshop

You caught us… we’re guilty for not updating our website as we should the past few months. But don’t fret! We are back, working hard, and not going anywhere.

We’re also super excited because we have a bunch updates to share!

Thank you so much for those of you who were able to attend the October SOUP event. We had our most successful SOUP yet, raising $1,278 for Soul City Boxing and Wrestling!

Our next SOUP event will be March 8th and we would love to see you there! Since we will be getting closer to St. Patty’s Day, we’re calling this one “Pot O’ Soup at the End of the Rainbow.” Roshawn Jones of the Soul City Gym will be in house to give us an update and you’ll have another opportunity to help fund a local initiative that will improve our community. How great is that? AND, of course, we’ll have plenty of tasty soup (made by three amazing local chefs) – a perfect counter to this frosty weather.

Have a great idea or project of your own? There is still time to submit a proposal for our next SOUP! The deadline for submissions is February 1st. Don’t miss out by submitting here.

The deadline is quickly approaching and we want to help make sure you’re ready! Join us for a Proposal Workshop 6pm, January 27 at the Attic on Adams where SOUP committee members will be present to answer questions, give advice, and/or give you that extra boost of confidence to submit. First timers, let us show you how simple it is to apply to win upwards of $1000 for your local project! Past submitters, try again! We can give you direction on how to strengthen your previous proposal.

Not going to submit a proposal but would like to help Toledo SOUP? We are always looking for help. Volunteer your time – let us know if you would like to help us with the upcoming event. Or if you have a local business, we’d love a donation to our raffle, which helps increase the winner’s pot. Sneak peak: soon we’ll be announcing sponsorship opportunities, too! Anyone interested can reach out to the SOUP committee through our email toledosoup@gmail.com, our website, or on Facebook.

Also, listen to 1370 WSPD Friday 1/23 @ 7:30am to hear our committee member Kelly Thompson talk to Fred LeFebvre about SOUP!

Thank you for your interest in this group and our community. We appreciate every one of you! Hope to see you March 8th. (and maybe sooner???)