Applications are now open for Summer SOUP!
Applications are now open for Summer SOUP!
Columbus SOUP is proud to announce that the theme for this Summer SOUP event is:

Neighborhood Revitalization

Venue

The Miracle Garden
2211 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43211

Date & Time

Sunday, August 6, 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm

What's Happening?

When a neighborhoods suffers neglect, the effects aren’t isolated. Reinvesting in Central Ohio’s neighborhoods, sparking growth, and improved community creates ripple effects for the entire city. Neighborhood revitalization provides a viable solution to the cycle of struggle making it impossible for many to achieve the American dream.

Neighborhood revitalization often consists of a lengthy series of community improvement projects, rather than a single, small initiative. However, just one committed person can start the reinvestment process by persuading friends, neighbors, and community partners to dedicate themselves to taking the reasonable steps toward a better place to live.

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!

Our host venue

Join us at The Miracle Garden for a really unique experience focusing on Neighborhood Revitalization in Columbus!

We are very excited to be partnering with The Miracle Garden our second open-air SOUP event! Our winning project at our first open-air event last year, The Miracle Garden is our first winner to host a SOUP event. Since they’re win, they have been working hard to transform Linden’s vacant spaces into sustainable areas for public use. Our friends at The Miracle Garden represent everything that we at SOUP believe in and we are excited to partner with them to host Summer SOUP at one of their community gardens!

This will be a unique experience for the #greenspoonarmy and we’re excited for the energy the garden will bring to our Summer 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 Summer’s SOUP is Neighborhood Revitalization!

When a neighborhoods suffers neglect, the effects aren’t isolated. Reinvesting in Central Ohio’s neighborhoods, sparking growth, and improved community creates ripple effects for the entire city. Neighborhood revitalization provides a viable solution to the cycle of struggle making it impossible for many to achieve the American dream. 

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.

Who's sponsoring?

This event will be B.Y.O.E. (bring your own everything!):

• Bring what you need to build your perfect picnic at SOUP! Throw out a blanket and bring your wicker basket… or pack up the folding chairs and act like it’s a tailgate party… do what will make you most comfortable at our SOUP in the garden! Don’t worry, we will still have a few seats for those who are more comfortable in a chair and table; but this soup is about creating your own experience too!

• Bring your beverages! We’ll handle the basics like water… but our friends at The Miracle Garden are offering a private space where you can enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage! Don’t forget the cooler… and did you know you can even get sparking wine in a can?

• Bring some snacks to share! We’d like to see this this event be our most communal, community event yet! What better way to meet those around you than to swap some snacks with each other! Bag of potato chips? Okay! Charcuterie plate? Don’t mind if we do!

• Terrible at planning a picnic meal? Stay-tuned for more announcements as we partner with local restaurants for some tasty meal options!

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! 

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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!