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.

10/25 EVENT PROJECT 1 OF 4: Long Live the Roulet Dies

You probably want the deets on who’s presenting at this weekend’s event, right? Well, here we go, in no particular order.

Long Live the Roulet Dies (Rachel McCartney)
Deep In Design has acquired a 1930’s HJ Reusch Percussion Press that was owned by Roulet Jewelers, a 140-year-old Toledo business that’s consolidating and closing its downtown location.

If awarded the SOUP grant, the funds will be used to offset some of the costs associated with purchasing and moving the press. Funds may also be applied to the auction purchase of an associated die collection, which features 7,000 dies for products made by almost every major company and organization in Toledo, including dies produced for Jeep, a medallion presented to Amelia Earhart, and more items of historical significance.

The biggest benefit to the Toledo community is the preservation of the dies, which document in a very unique way 140 years of Toledo history. We see ourselves as stewards and promoters of this incredible collection, and will share it out however possible. In the immediate future, the press and dies will be demonstrated at an upcoming Arts Commission fundraiser, “DNA: The Intersection of Toledo Arts and Industry.”


Spooky soup is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to talk about all the scrumptious soups we’ll be serving up!

This is the first time a major chain has signed on to participate in Toledo SOUP, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them with us!

Understanding that really good soup is hard to find, Zoup! owners opened their first store in Southfield, MI in 1998. Today, they have more than 75 locations throughout the Midwest, the Northern U.S. and Canada.

Over the years, Zoup! has won dozens of culinary awards for their outstanding soups, including their famous Chicken Pot Pie soup, which they’ll be serving at our October 25th event. Make sure you try this creamy chicken soup with mixed vegetables — the pie crust topping is not to be missed!

Special thanks to Kaye at the Talmadge Road location for this delicious donation!

SOUP seeks raffle donations

We are now seeking raffle donations for our Art and Artists raffle basket! Send us an email at toledosoup@gmail.com or a pm on facebook if you or your business/organization would like to donate. All donors will be acknowledged and thanked in the program, unless requesting otherwise.

Next Event: Spooky Soup – Art & Artists Edition takes place October 25

Join Toledo SOUP on Sunday, October 25 from 5-8 p.m. at the historic Ohio Theatre and Events Center (3112 Lagrange St.) to eat delicious soups provided by local chefs, hear presentations on projects that benefit the Toledo area, and vote for your favorite proposal.

This months soups come courtesy of Balance Grille, Shawn’s Irish Tavern, and Zoup! Plus bread donated from All Crumbs Bakery.

Due to the growth of the nonprofit and to accommodate as many groups in need as possible, the organization has divided SOUP events into themes. The theme for the October 25 event is “Art and Artists,” inviting all art-oriented businesses, community projects and nonprofits to submit proposals. Future themed events will include Social Welfare and Entrepreneurship.

Proposal Deadline for this round is October 4. Submit a proposal here.

SOUP seeks arts initiatives: Proposal deadline is Oct. 4

Toledoans have spoken, and SOUP is listening!  The crowdfunding organization has changed their program to give more community groups a chance to present their projects to the public.

Beginning this fall, SOUP events will focus on three key areas of community development: art and artists, social welfare, and entrepreneurship. The next event (Sunday, October 25) will focus on the city’s art initiatives.

Toledo SOUP invites all artists and art organizations to consider submitting a proposal idea via the online form here. Proposals will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, October 4, 2015.

If selected, candidates will present their idea for 3-5 minutes at the next SOUP event, to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 25 at the Ohio Theatre and Events Center.

The attendance fee/donation is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. Each guest will receive one vote for their favorite community initiative, as well as a complimentary meal of soup and bread from area chefs.

Proposals should focus on ways to benefit the Toledo community, and candidates will be notified if their submission has been selected for presentation.

Can you help Toledo SOUP?

Would you like to help Toledo Soup raise funds to affect positive change in our community? We’re in need of raffle donations for October’s Spooky Soup event, which will be held at the Ohio Theatre on October 25th at 5pm.

Any raffle donations are appreciated, as all money raised from the sale of raffle tickets will be donated to the evening’s winning presenter, selected by popular vote of the crowd in attendance.

To make a donation of goods or services, please contact ToledoSoup@gmail.com, call 419-724-7340 or reach out to us on Facebook!

And make sure you attend the Spooky Soup event on October 25th! The dinner will start at about 5 pm with presentations to follow. Don’t forget your costume! We’re giving away a few prizes, because Halloween.