info@columbussoup.org

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Venue

The Columbus State Conference Center @ Columbus State Community College
315 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

The Columbus State Conference Center @ Columbus State Community College
315 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

Date & Time

February 26, 2016
5:30pm – 8:00pm
 

 
 
February 26, 2016
5:30pm – 8:00pm
 
 

What's Happening?

Columbus SOUP is proud to announce that the theme for this Winter’s SOUP event is Education!
When focused, our community can be a force of change to solve complex issues and shape a stronger city. Education can be a solution to reduce poverty, drive economic growth, and transform entire neighborhoods. Education increases a person’s chances of having a healthy life and combats diseases such as HIV and AIDS. Education promotes gender equality, increases tolerance, and deepens understanding. In sum, education is one of the most important investments a community can make in its people and its future. 
We know that the #greenspoonarmy will come together to help our community address this issue.
As usual, all attendees must RSVP before the event and we will be collecting RSVP payments online, in advance of the event. We will still have our raffle for 2nd place, don’t forget to bring some extra singles!
Another change from our past events is that there will be no alcohol sales and BYOB is not permitted at this SOUP event . Beer and cider will be available on-site from Platform Beer Co. for those with beer tickets. Beer tickets are available online only. Beer tickets cannot be provided at the event, so make sure you get yours in advance.
Columbus SOUP will be excited to announce the theme for Winter SOUP 2017 is Education! Stay tuned for more announcements about the event!
We are very excited to be hosted by The Columbus State Conference Center. Located on the campus of Columbus State Community College, The Columbus State Conference Center aspires to cultivate community partnerships by providing superior conference meeting facilities for programs, business seminars and conferences that support and enhance the economic activity of both the Columbus State Community College and the local community.
Columbus State’s mission to support the local community fits perfectly with the goals of the #greenspoonarmy and we’re excited for the energy their space will bring to our Winter event.

What's the theme?

At Columbus SOUP, we want to ensure that every project has just as much chance of winning the SOUP grant. To help with this, we choose a focusing theme for each of our quarterly events. In the past, we’ve focused on Art & Culture, Community Gardens, Community Empowerment, Women’s Empowerment, Childhood Enrichment, Environmental Initiatives, and Education. We chose our themes from feedback provided by our attendees through a survey after each event.
The theme for this Winter’s SOUP is Education. Columbus SOUP believes that education is a force for shaping a stronger city. Education can reduce poverty, drive economic growth, and create opportunity like nothing else. Education increases a person’s chances of having a healthy life, promotes equality, increases tolerance, and deepens understanding.
We believe education is one of the most important investments for our future. 
At Columbus SOUP, we want to ensure that every project has just as much chance of winning the SOUP grant. To help with this, we choose a focusing theme for each of our quarterly events. In the past, we’ve focused on Art & Culture, Community Gardens, Community Empowerment, Women’s Empowerment, Childhood Enrichment, Environmental Initiatives, and Community Initiatives. We chose our themes from feedback provided by our attendees through a survey after each event.

Why RSVPs?

We change venues with each SOUP event and each venue has limited seating. In order to comply with fire-code restrictions, we must limit the amount of people that can attend. To ensure everyone has a good time, and no one has to be turned away at the door, we require everyone to secure an RSVP and donation before arriving at a SOUP event.
We get some pretty amazing sponsors lined up, so we always expect our events to “sell out” of RSVPs quickly. Every unsold RSVP at the event means at least $7 less for our grant recipient… and let’s be honest, that’s not fun for anyone. By giving an RSVP and donating, you’re letting us know that you’ll be at the event and we, and our applicants, can rely on your $7 donation.

How do I RSVP?

We hold RSVPs until shortly before the event. The seating capacity at each event is always determined by the venue who donates space to us, so seating is limited. We’ve found in the past that as many as 200 RSVPs can “sell out” in as little as two days, so get your seat while you! 
RSVPs be open about a month before the next event!
You can signup for our email list to all the latest announcements!
We hold RSVPs until shortly before the event. The seating capacity at each event is always determined by the venue who donates space to us, so seating is limited. We’ve found in the past that as many as 200 RSVPs can “sell out” in as little as two days, so get your seat while you!
Secure your RSVP and donate below!

Who's sponsoring?

It’s important to remember that all of the soups, breads, desserts, raffle items, and event the venue for each SOUP event are donated by local sponsors. We work with many of the same restaurants, chefs, and individuals who donated at past SOUP events for each event, but are always looking for new supporters!
As soon as we have confirmations from sponsors, we’ll be sure to share it here first! If you are interested in donating food for an event, check out our Give page!

Fall SOUP ’16 Partners:
We are honored to have a community partner that supports the #greenspoonarmy as much as the team at Lucky’s Market. They have gone “all-in” for this winter’s event and will be supplying all of the food for this SOUP! 

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Raffle Sponsors

STUMP cucinovasixwordsmemoires  CaJohn's

More to come soon…

 

DJ Services provided by:

It’s important to remember that all of the soups, breads, desserts, raffle items, and event the venue for each SOUP event are donated by local sponsors. We work with many of the same restaurants, chefs, and individuals who donated at past SOUP events for each event, but are always looking for new supporters!
As soon as we have confirmations from sponsors, we’ll be sure to share it here first! If you are interested in donating food for an event, check out our Give page!

What is the refund policy?

All donations to the Fall SOUP grant are final. No refunds are permitted. Columbus SOUP is fiscally sponsor by Community Shares of Mid-Ohio, an Ohio 501(c)3 organization. RSVPs processed through Picatic are subject to a non-refundable processing fee. These fees cover the cost of providing internet sales and are not collected by Columbus SOUP.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have registration lists at the event or you can use your mobile ticket to speed things up.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Check out this parking map and use this parking pass on the CSCC campus. In addition, there are other nearby garages and street parking is always free on Sundays. We also encourage the use of alternative transportation, such as the CBUS, Car2Go, Uber, or Lyft.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your smiling faces! No BYOD at this event. Beer/Cider sales must occur online prior to the event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email us at info [at] columbussoup.org

What if I have more questions?

Check out our FAQ. Send us an email. Send us a tweet. Heck, send us a smoke signal – we’re happy to help!
Thank you for being part of the #greenspoonarmy!
Columbus SOUP excited to announce that the theme for this Winter’s SOUP event is Education!!!