Fall SOUP is less than two weeks away and we’re dishing out the details. Here’s the need to know:
- Sunday, November 9
- 5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m
- High Line Car House, 505 S High Street
- $7 minimum cash donation at the door
We are SOLD OUT. But please double check your calendars. If you have already RSVP’d and can’t make it on Sunday, November 9, don’t fret! Just login to Eventbrite and release your ticket so that someone on our waiting list can attend. No hard feelings! We’ll catch you next time.
The theme for Fall SOUP is Women’s Empowerment! Because we know when women and girls are empowered, all of society benefits. We have 5 amazing projects that need funding right here in Central Ohio. On Sunday, November 9 you’ll have an opportunity to hear each one present. Here’s a a brief introduction to each project. Spend some time and check them out on Facebook!
- Girl Power Technology Workshops, Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, TECH CORPS seeks to offer ten (10) technology workshops to elementary school girls throughout the Columbus area. With financial support from community partners, TECH CORPS will provide up to 200 girls a free opportunity to participate in one of the half-day workshops designed to educate, excite and empower them with technology through a series of hands-on activities involving programming and robotics.
- Discover Your Freedom!, For over 90 years, St. Stephens Community has focused on service in the greater Linden area. St. Stephens strives to strengthen families through its social service programs, mentoring and tutoring. Discover your Freedom will prepare women for opportunities to enhance their lives and have an impact on those around them. Women will receive educational and community resource training over a 12 week period, two days per week
- Forward: Empowering Refugee Women for the Future, Forward’s mission is to provide targeted life and employ-ability skills, workplace ESL and computer literacy training for refugee women in Franklin County. Achieving a level of cultural competency and “fluency” will assist the women in securing meaningful employment and retaining their job, which will allow them to better provide for their families.
- CCAD Women’s Leadership Institute – Community Event Fund, The CCAD WLI Community Event Fund’s project goal is to create a fund for WLI participants to use to attend relevant community events in Columbus that would encourage the development of leadership qualities specific to women’s leadership roles.
- The BUCK Stops Here, TBSH is a public art series that places portraits of women on school and outdoor walls to address gender based street harassment & teen dating violence. The work consists of pop-art portraits of young women who have told their stories of harassment, and wheat pasting those portraits as posters with captions that speak directly to offenders on school walls & public art spaces.
Our Fall SOUP wouldn’t be possible without some amazing sponsors. High Line Car House is generously donating the space; If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, you’re in for a treat. This event is also supported by a generous donations to our winning project from The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. And of course SOUP wouldn’t be possible without soup donations from our local heroes; Zen Cha Tea Salon, Explorers Club, Loving Hut, The Kitchen, Two Caters, and Square Plates. Save room for dessert!
And as always, don’t forget to bring cash. We suggest a $7 donation at the door and we’ll have raffle tickets, a cash bar, and a special surprise that we’ll tell you about in our next blog post. See you on November 9!