Event #6

OCTOBER 26, 2014
Handmade Toledo

OUTCOME
raised: $1278
votes: 150
winner: Soul City Boxing & Wresting

Coach Roshawn Jones and the people he works with at Soul City, an anti-gang violence gym, said they would use the SOUP winnings to buy two computers to enhance their after-school tutoring program. Soul City is a corner-lot building in a tough Toledo neighborhood. Roshawn and his father, Otha Jones, opened the gym after they noticed an increase in crime in the area. They offer boxing and wrestling coaching to, predominantly, inner-city youths as a means to keep them off the streets and out of gangs, and also to combat childhood obesity. In recent years, the gym has grown to offer mental health counseling and tutoring.
Facebook Website  Update #2 Update #1

CHEFS
– Hassan Hassan (Executive Diner), Chicken Tortilla or Hearty Potato Soup
– Andrew Ruiz (Toledo Museum of Art), Black “as Trent Reznor’s Heart” Bean Soup with Ghost Pepper Whipped Cream
– Aaron Hensley (House of Eats), Pumpkin Saffron Soup

Bread donated by Country Grains Bread Co.

PRESENTERS
(1) Children’s Theatre Workshop
The group is seeking funding for their production of “The Locker Next 2 Mine,” a play that aims to open discussion, especially among youth, about suicide.

On Sunday you’ll meet Aimee Reid, the artistic director of Children’s Theatre Workshop of Toledo. She will be asking for your vote. Children’s Theatre Workshop would use SOUP funds to help finance the production of “The Locker Next 2 Mine,” a suicide-awareness play that they hope will prompt open and honest conversations about mental health and suicide. CTW began here in 1954 aiming to provide theater training for Toledo-area youth. They offer various programs in theater for youths 5 to 18 years old. They help these children and young adults learn about performing, but also how to express themselves and work in a team.

(2) Soul City Boxing & Wresting
The anti-gang violence boxing and wrestling gym is seeking funding to purchase two computers to enhance its after-school tutoring program.

On Sunday you’ll meet Roshawn Jones, the head coach at Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Club, 801 Junction St. He will be asking for your vote. Coach Jones and the people he works with at Soul City, an anti-gang violence gym, say they would use the SOUP winnings to buy two computers to enhance their after-school tutoring program. Soul City is a corner-lot building in a tough Toledo neighborhood. Roshawn and his father, Otha Jones, opened the gym after the noticed an increase in shootings and killings in the area. They offer boxing and wrestling coaching to, predominantly, inner-city youths as means to keep them off the streets and out of gangs and also to combat childhood obesity. In recent years the gym has grown to offer mental health counseling and tutoring.

(3) Toledo Streets Newspaper
The newspaper is seeking funding for vendor supplies and office needs. The vendors are homeless, or recently homeless, men and women; the office space is new.

On Sunday you’ll meet folks from Toledo Streets, a street paper that helps homeless and recently homeless men and women get back on their feet by employing them as vendors. Toledo Streets will be asking for your vote. They would use the SOUP funds to buy supplies for vendors and to help equip their new office space. The paper was started in 2009; in 2012 Toledo Streets registered nearly 100 vendors and sold 16,000 copies of eight editions of the paper. Vendors are able to buy a newspaper for 25 cents and then resell the papers for $1 or more. You have probably met a vendor or two downtown or anywhere in Toledo, really. You might even have a favorite or one you know pretty well.

facebook event page
Toledo.com Photo Album