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On October 19, we sup!

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup?

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are Habitat Young Professionals and Ingham County Animal Control Outreach Center!

About our presenters

The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) aims to teach building and construction skills to children in our community. Through workshop experiences, elementary-aged children will benefit from an interactive environment that allows them to broaden their knowledge base through problem-solving, imagination, self-expression, and social and emotional growth.

Ingham County Animal Control Outreach Center assists Ingham County pet owners in need. Their services include a food bank for pets, low-cost spay and neuter vouchers for dogs and cats, vaccination, licensing, and microchip clinics, and more.

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! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on November 16 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

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

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

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Soup on September 21

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup?

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are GLAD Tours and Keys to Creativity!

About our presenters

GLAD Tours is here because they believe that Lansing is a wondrous place and they can’t keep it a secret any more. It is their goal to not only entertain the visitors that come here now, but to pave the way for tourists that come to Lansing just because it’s a great place to visit. If you are coming from Holt or Hawaii, they believe that Lansing is the place to be. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall there is something here for visitors from everywhere.

Keys to Creativity is a 501(c)3 non-profit community arts initiative consisting of two galleries and a classroom located at the Lansing Mall. Their mission is to provide an outlet for local area artists to show and sell their work and display their talents. They also support performing arts such as music, dance, theater and poetry, both at the mall and throughout the greater community, and offer a variety of art classes for children and adults.

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! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on October 19 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

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

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

Join us at The Runway for our August SoupGrant!

It’s our birthday (we’re four years old!) and this year we’re celebrating in style. Our next SoupGrant is on August 17, and it’s NOT at our usual location! Instead, we’ll be at The Runway in downtown Lansing.

Win a prize!

Because it’s our birthday, we’re doing something special. We’re giving away two prizes based on one of the following criteria:

  1. Make a statement. Wear some wild colors, add some unusual flair, put on that ugly sweater, or dress up in your evening finest. Whatever you do, be bold!
  2. Bring a dessert and the recipe. We’re all about sharing and spreading the love, so what better way to celebrate than with desserts to pass around?

Pick one for a chance to win, or do both and double your chances!

About our presenters

We’re bringing back three presenters from the past year to help us celebrate and one will also win the night’s soup grant.

DreamWorld Studios provides underserved youth with professional instruction in fine and performing arts. They reach out to the community with fine arts college prep, open mic night fundraisers, and even morning dance parties!

Greater Michigan MDA researches cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases, cares for those affected, and offers support and services to families across greater Michigan.

Tri-County Office on Aging connects people who need help to service providers, volunteers, donors, businesses and governments throughout Eaton, Clinton and Ingham Counties. Many of their services are provided at little or no cost.

August 17 – The Runway

The Runway
300 S. Washington Sq. Suite 100
Lansing, MI 48933
(Google Map)

$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 an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

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

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

July’s SoupGrant is at Red Cedar Friends Meeting

Our next SoupGrant is on July 20, and it’s NOT at our usual location! This summer we’re taking SoupGrant on the road and our next event will be at Red Cedar Friends Meeting. Read on for more details.

About our presenters

Kids Repair Program provides positive experiences and educational opportunities in bicycle safety, repair, maintenance, and biking as a healthy exercise for youth in the Tri-County area.

Keys to Creativity is an all volunteer run, non-profit community arts and creative center, located in the Lansing Mall. We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, with two art galleries and a classroom space.

July 20 – Red Cedar Friends Meeting

Red Cedar Friends Meeting
1400 Turner Street
Lansing, MI 48906
(Google Map)

$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 an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on July 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

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

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

SoupGrant Summer Series

Our next SoupGrant is on June 15, and it’s NOT at our usual location! This summer we’re taking SoupGrant on the road. For the next three months, SoupGrant Lansing will be hosted at different locations to make our microgrant fundraiser more accessible to people and projects around Lansing.

About our presenters

greater_michigan_mda

Greater Michigan MDA Summer Camp is a magical weeklong camp for children ages 6 – 17, who have been diagnosed with one of the
43 neuromuscular diseases that MDA treats and researches. There is no fee to attend MDA Summer Camp. Whether on the beach, where plywood is laid and ramps have been built, or at the petting zoo, or bonfire pit– camp offers a fun and safe outdoor experience. Accessible activities range from swimming, boating, adaptive sports, tree climbing, and horseback riding, to less physically demanding programs like arts and crafts, talent shows and casino night.

capital_region_habitat_young_professionals

The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) aims to teach building and construction skills to children in our community. Through workshop experiences, elementary-aged children will benefit from an interactive environment that allows them to broaden their knowledge base through problem solving, imagination, self-expression,
and social and emotional growth.

June 15 – Delta Township Library

Delta Township District Library
5130 Davenport Drive
Lansing, MI 48917
(Google Map)

$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 an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on July 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

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

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

Join us this Thursday, May 18!

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup?

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are Capital Area Local First and Joshua’s Place!

About our presenters

Capital Area Local First educates the community about the benefits of locally owned independent businesses, and to nurture relationships among locally owned businesses. Thinking local first helps employ local people, create unique places to shop and play, and protect the environment.

Joshua’s Place is a home for men with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Residents are given the freedom to care for themselves when they are able to do so safely and trained staff is always available to provide assistance when needed.

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! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on June 15 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

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

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

Come see us on April 20!

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup?

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are the Olivia Kay Foundation and the Summer Technology Camp!

About our presenters

Olivia Kay Foundation is a non-profit that aims to improve the quality of life for children with severe multiple impairments. Next week, they are hoping to win the SoupGrant to make more pillows for children who are ill to make them more comfortable at the hospital or home.

Summer Technology Camp provides a 4-day camp for Latino and indigenous middle school girls in the Lansing area to learn about technology. They are hoping to win SoupGrant to purchase refurbished iPod touches for the girls to use during the camp to learn coding, information literacy, and experiment with art/music apps.

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! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on April 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6.30 – Doors open
7.15 – Proposals
7.45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

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