Columbus SOUP is busy planning our Summer SOUP event for 2017! We look forward to announcing details soon!
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 will be announced soon.
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.
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!
RSVPs are now open!
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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