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Toledo SOUP Cancels Small Business Fundraising Event

It is with heavy hearts that the SOUP committee announces the cancellation of our scheduled May 15 event focused on small business fundraising.

We’ve reflected on our themed-event format and realized that it’s not working as well as we’d hoped for the community we serve. We also understand that it’s difficult for our community to support three SOUP events a year.

The committee will take the spring and summer to regroup and recruit additional volunteers, and we’ll be back in the fall with an event that will knock off your socks. Going forward, we’ll schedule bi-annual events to maximize our fundraising efforts and the impact they have on our community.

All proposals submitted for this round of funding will be kept on file and considered for the fall event. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we’ll happily connect you with any resources we can to help you achieve your small business funding goals.

We couldn’t be more grateful for the support you’ve all shown us and our micro-grant applicants over the years, and we thank you for your understanding now.

Proposals Are Open For Business

Notebook with the words Start business on the table.

Do you have a great idea for a small business? Are you itching to launch an entrepreneurial venture? Toledo SOUP wants to help! Submit your proposal for our next fundraising event, which will be focused on small business and entrepreneurial projects.

There are no restrictions on the types of business or entrepreneurial projects that can be submitted. All proposals will be evaluated by an independent selection committee comprised of local business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials and business support personnel. Up to four proposals will be selected to present at the May 15, 2016 SOUP event.

To be considered for this round of funding, your proposal must be received by Monday, May 2, 2016.

We can’t wait to see all the great ideas that come through!

Soup Means Business

Event #11
5pm May 15, 2016 @ Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center

Join us for our first small business/entrepreneurial-focused SOUP event!

Vote to support your favorite project while we bring together locally-minded people over a tasty bowl of soup, with all the fixings, of course!

How it works:
1. Put $5 in the basket at the door.
2. Eat soup made by local chefs and listen project proposal presentations.
3. Vote for the project you want to win everyone’s $5s.
4. Celebrate as the winner receives the pot o’ money!

Every dollar raised at the event from entry donations, bake sale and raffle ticket sales will go to the winner. With your help, we will raise $750 – $1250 for a small business/ entrepreneurial project voted on by YOU, all during dinner!

SOUP Chefs:

TBD

Presenters:

TBD: You could be one of them! Submit your ideas here.

Toledo SOUP is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit group, run completely by unpaid volunteers who want to see good ideas become reality, help make NW Ohio a better place, and bring the community together for a good meal!

Join us for an evening of delicious food, interesting people, exciting ideas, and community pride.

2/21 Event Results

 

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center for Soup Loves Toledo! You all helped raise more than $1,000 for the evening’s winner, Toledo Streets Newspaper.

Toledo Streets produces a monthly newspaper that covers community news, but at the core, this is a service organization that gives people the tools and support to lift themselves out of poverty trough work. In addition to selling the newspapers produced by the organization, many of their independent vendors contribute to the publication and sell advertising to support the paper and earn extra income.

Toledo Streets also provides those in need with job training skills and connects them with resources for housing and medical care.

We are so grateful to all the individuals and organizations who submitted proposals for this event, joined us to share their stories, and donated goods, services and time to make our tenth event such a rousing success. You are all awesome, change-making bad@$$es. #YouWillDoBetterInToledo

Mark your calendars for the next event, focused on small business and entrepreneurial ideas, scheduled for May 15th.

SOUP Loves Toledo

Event #10
5pm February 21, 2016 @ Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center

Join us for our first social welfare-focused SOUP event!

Vote to support your favorite project while we bring together locally-minded people over a tasty bowl of soup, with all the fixings, of course!

How it works:
1. Put $5 in the basket at the door.
2. Eat soup made by local chefs and listen project proposals presentations.
3. Vote for the project you want to win everyone’s $5s.
4. Celebrate as the winner receives the pot o’ money!

Every dollar raised at the event from entry donations, bake sale and raffle ticket sales will go to the winner. With your help, we will raise $750 – $1250 for a community-improvement project voted on by YOU, all during dinner!

SOUP Chefs:
Maureen Brogan of The Original Sub Shop
Andrew Veselenak of Shawn’s Irish Tavern
Hassan Hassan of Executive Diner

Presenters:

SibShops – Sibshops is a special group for those aged 9-16 who have a sibling with special needs. Sibshops provides a community for these children to talk about the blessings and challenges they face. They also provide education on disabilities to help with coping skills, and share insights with parents to help their typical children manage the stresses of having a special needs sibling.

Toledo Streets Newspaper – Toledo Streets in a non-profit organization that produces a monthly newspaper that covers community news. They are part of a global street paper movement of over 110 papers in 35 countries, all with the same goal of giving their communities a program to lift individuals out of poverty through work.

• Toledo Prison Mural Arts Project – This project will involve the facilitation of a community arts workshop with incarcerated individuals. Participants are currently learning about community art and will ultimately plan and execute a community mural project dealing with the theme of justice and revealing truths about the incarceration experience. They hope this project will elevate public consciousness, build bridges between those who are incarcerated and the community, and empower incarcerated individuals to become agents of positive change in their own lives and in their communities.

Together We Can Make a Difference – This organization provides personal care and toiletry items, including bar soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, denture adhesive, cleaning tabs, deodorant, razors, feminine hygiene products, bladder control garments, diapers, wipes, dish soap and laundry soap to needy households in NWO. These items cannot be purchased with assistance vouchers, so they’re trying to fill the void.

Toledo SOUP is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit group, run completely by unpaid volunteers who want to see good ideas become reality, help make NW Ohio a better place, and bring the community together for a good meal!

Join us for an evening of delicious food, interesting people, exciting ideas, and community pride.

10/25 Event Results

Congratulations to our Spooky SOUP winner, Long Live the Roulet Dies by Rachel McCartney of Deep In Design!

The Toledo community donated over $800 during Sunday night’s event at the Ohio Theatre & Event Center, which Deep In Design will use to further the preservation of Toledo’s history.

Thank you to all of our amazing presenters, sponsors, donors, contributors and volunteers. You really make doing exciting things in Toledo a wonderful experience. ‪#‎UntilNextTime‬!

10/25 EVENT PROJECT 4 OF 4: Trade Roots – A Human Trafficking Documentary

And lastly, but certainly not least-ly, our fourth presenter at Spooky Soup will be:

Trade Roots – A Human Trafficking Documentary (Beth Powder)
Trade Roots is an independent documentary film about human trafficking being made here in Toledo. The goal of the film is to raise awareness, build relationships with local organizations battling the human trafficking trade, and create local jobs. The production will utilize local talent and resources to create a film that tackles an international issue.

SOUP funds would help purchase sound recording equipment, build a teleprompter, and form an LLC production’s legal needs.

10/25 EVENT PROJECT 3 OF 4: Song and Drink – Communal Singing in Toledo

The third presenter at the October 25th SOUP event will be:

Song and Drink: Communal Singing in Toledo (Brad Pierson)
Whateverandeveramen, a project-based vocal ensemble, wants to present an evening of drinking songs at a local Toledo establishment. Beyond simply offering a performance, our singers will teach the songs to the rest of the patrons and involve them in a full scale sing-a-long. This event not only increases patronage at a local business, but creates a sense of fellowship and community in Toledo. Our tagline is “Grab a friend. Grab a pint. Sing.”

Funding from SOUP will allow us to pay singers a reasonable rate, without passing any cost along to our guests. Any other money will be used to help promote the event in public forums. While this night of song and drink will stand on its own as an event, the hope is to inspire a series of similar events that will continue to engage the community through song.

10/25 EVENT PROJECT 2 OF 4: Participatory Art for Transient Audiences

Also presenting at this weekend’s fundraising event:

Participatory Art for Transient Audiences (Crystal Phelps)
This project outlines works of art that are focused on site-specific installation, performance, and participation.

The hope is to launch a series of programs that move public art into a new stage of dialogue within the community through performance, participation and conversation. By creating projects that are geared specifically for a transient audience, the community will have the opportunity to participate with public art in a new way.