Spaghetti for September!

Where did the summer even go?? We’re still in denial so we’re going one more month without soup. Instead, we’ll be offering up delicious spaghetti! Oh, and it’s our birthday so if you brought a dessert to share we might just love you forever. 😉

This month we’ll see presentations from Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus and the MSU SciComm Science-Art Exhibition.

Join us for our birthday celebration on September 19th at Grace Lutheran Church!

About our presenters

Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus has been a creative force in the Lansing area for 33 years. The women who make up Sistrum’s membership come from all over the Lansing area. They sing together for community involvement, racial justice, women’s rights, LGBT visibility and rights, and social justice.

The Michigan State University Science Communication student organization (MSU SciComm) is hosting a science-art exhibition October 19th, 2019 at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The exhibit will feature artwork created by teams of scientists and artists from MSU, Lansing, and East Lansing. It is intended to offer more insight into science at MSU that the public may not be aware of.

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant.

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! This month we’ll be serving warm spaghetti. Make sure to bring a fork and bowl!

6:30 – 🍝 Food served
7:15 – 🙋‍♀️ Presenters
7:45 – 🧹 Wrap up

Our next SoupGrant is on October 17th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Please tell your friends!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

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August 15th is not a usual SoupGrant!

We’re shaking things up this month by replacing our usual warm soups with a fresh, crisp salad bar and we’re asking guests to bring toppings to share. That’s not the only difference, either!

On Thursday, we’ll be at The Fledge — a radically inclusive ideation space on a mission to create opportunities to pursue happiness — and we’re going to try to get two presenters from Ele’s Place to present in mock-competition with each other for the SoupGrant.

Think that’s silly? Well if you donate $10 or more to our event, you can join the comedy show that follows at 8:00!

Our presenter

Ele’s Place supports grieving children so they may continue their lives with hope and confidence. Staff and volunteers provide long-term, age-appropriate, weekly peer support groups at no charge, for families coping with the death of a family member or friend.

They also educate the community about children’s grief issues, acts as a resource and referral agency, and provides support and training for school, medical, and other professionals in contact with the bereaved.

Event details

The Fledge
1300 Eureka St.

Lansing, Michigan 48912

We’re starting the night with a salad bar with the basics and asking guests to bring additional toppings/dressings. Oh, and don’t forget a bowl and spoon fork!

After salad, we’ll hear from our presenters. We’re hoping to get two presenters from Ele’s Place to talk about projects in a mock-competition. We’ll put the projects to a vote and Ele’s Place will be awarded everything we raise.

Please bring a donation to this experimental SoupGrant! All proceeds go to Ele’s Place and if you donate $10 or more you can also attend the comedy show that follows our event.

The You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me Comedy Event starts at 8:00 at The Fledge. You can learn more about this local comedy show on their Facebook event.

6:30 – 🥗 Food served
7:00 – 📈 Presenters
7:30 – 👋 SoupGrant ends
8:00 – 🎤 Comedy show begins

Our next SoupGrant is on September 19th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Please tell your friends!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Ice cream at EagleMonk on July 18th!

Summer’s here at last and we’re preparing for the heat with an ice cream social at EagleMonk Brew Pub. All we ask of you is to bring your favorite ice cream topping and a $5 donation.

This month we’ll see presentations from Community Mental Health and Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus.

Join us for a delightful ice cream social on July 18, 6:30 PM at EagleMonk Brew Pub!

About our presenters

Community Mental Health helps anyone with a mental health need to gain access to resources that allow them to seek their desired quality of life and to participate in the life of the community. They are looking for ways to support young adults with basic needs to help them gain their independence in the community as they learn to navigate their lives as an adult.

Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus has been a creative force in the Lansing area for 33 years. The women who make up Sistrum’s membership come from all over the Lansing area. They sing together for community involvement, racial justice, women’s rights, LGBT visibility and rights, and social justice.

About SoupGrant

EagleMonk Pub and Brewery
4906 W Mt Hope Hwy

Lansing, Michigan 48917

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you. Prepare yourself for a variety of delicious ice creams generously provided by EagleMonk!

Our next SoupGrant is on August 15 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Please tell your friends!

6:30 – Socializing
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Award announced

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Soup’s back on May 16th

After a well-earned month off, Terry, our premiere soup chef, will be back this May serving up scrumptious soupy comestibles.

We’ll also have two new presenters! Stephanie Doherty will share ways she crafts up support for those in need and Out of the Darkness will be talking about suicide prevention.

Make sure to join us at Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing on May 16th and don’t forget a bowl, spoon, and five bucks! 🥣

About the Presenters

Stephanie Doherty knits caps for chemotherapy patients that are distributed through Herbert-Herman Cancer Center of Sparrow Hospital and winter hats for those in need through the Downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library.

Out of the Darkness brings suicide prevention resources, programs, and other information to the greater Lansing area by raising money with their Out of the Darkness Walk that happens in September each year.

Important Details

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

If you have a favorite breakfast dish, consider making it and sharing with the group. And remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on June 20th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Breakfast for dinner on April 18!

Guess who’s having breakfast for dinner on Thursday, April 18th? We are! 😋

We’ll be at Hannah’s Koney Island this month doing a breakfast potluck so Terry can take a break from the soup kitchen and soak in some warm weather. If you can, please bring a breakfast dish to pass.

Come see Tender Heart Gardens and Community Mental Health present about the good that they’re doing in Lansing and how our donations can help them do even more. Please invite friends and family, too. The more people we bring together, the bigger our impact on Lansing!

About the Presenters

Tender Heart Gardens is a queer and trans gardening collective working on Lansing’s Eastside. Gardeners and community members of all ages are invited to share their labor, skills, love, and support as they create a positive neighborhood space and grow delicious food.

Community Mental Health helps anyone with a mental health need to gain access to resources that allow them to seek their desired quality of life and to participate in the life of the community. They are looking for ways to support young adults with basic needs to help them gain their independence in the community as they learn to navigate their lives as an adult.

Important Details

Hannah’s Koney Island
4790 S. Hagadorn Rd.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

If you have a favorite breakfast dish, consider making it and sharing with the group. And remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on May 16th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Two very green presenters for March 21!

Spring is almost here and we have green on the brain! 💚

Join us on Thursday, March 21st — the second day of spring — for two Lansing presenters who are also thinking green: Tender Heart Gardens and Go Green Trikes. They both have important stories to tell about Lansing’s Eastside and you won’t want to miss it.

Bring friends and family for a nice, warm soup dinner and hear what good things our presenters are doing in Lansing. Don’t forget to bring a bowl, a spoon, and a $5 donation to support these great groups!

About the Presenters

Go Green Trikes and the Lansing Eastside Gateway lost everything, including the life of an employee, in a fire. Not everything was covered by insurance. These organizations were home to 25 small business owners, hosted pop-up farm and art markets, and all supported the local economy and bringing fresh, new ideas to the Eastside.

Tender Heart Gardens is a queer and trans gardening collective working on Lansing’s Eastside. Gardeners and community members of all ages are invited to share their labor, skills, love, and support as they create a positive neighborhood space and grow delicious food.

Important Details

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on April 18th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!