Category Archives: SoupGrant

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!

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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!

December 20 is our 2nd annual Holiday Grant!

This month — December 20th to be exact — we’re celebrating our second annual Holiday Grant. Bring along some friends and family and tell them what’s special about this month at SoupGrant!

Potluck and Prizes

Instead of our usual soup buffet, we are inviting everyone to participate in a macaroni and dessert potluck. Bring your favorite macaroni and cheese or dessert to share and who knows, you may win a prize! We’re giving a little something to the most delicious macaroni dish, most delicious dessert, and the most unique across both dishes.

Bring a Stocking Stuffer

Instead of presenters, we’ll have stockings for everyone to stuff. One each for:

  1. Building Twentyone
  2. SoupGrant kitchen supplies

About SoupGrant

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

Our next SoupGrant is on January 17 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

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

No SoupGrant this August! 😅

It’s vacation season…time for a few “Last Hurrahs” before the back to school madness!  The SoupGrant team has decided to jump on the “summer recess” bandwagon and take the month of August off!  

Although we will not be gathering this month, don’t be sad!  Tri-County Office on Aging has graciously agreed to reschedule and host a traveling SoupGrant in a different month (stay tuned – we will keep you posted)!
 
WHAT’S UP NEXT:  September 20th Anniversary Soup!  
We will be back and ready to Rock and Roll on September 20th for our 6th Anniversary Celebration!  WOW- 6 YEARS!  There will be surprises and prizes… and as a sneak preview- think “Fall Tailgate!” 🙂
 
We wish you an enjoyable last month of summer!  Please spread the word for the September event, and put it on your calendar!
As always, thanks for all you do to support our community by supporting SoupGrant!
– The SoupGrant Team

July 19 – Ice cream social at EagleMonk

It’s July and our summer series continues — this time with ice cream and soda! For this event, we’ve got the usual presentations (details below) and EagleMonk will be providing free ice cream and there will be homemade soda available for purchase. Make sure to eat dinner before our event. You are also more than welcome to bring toppings for your ice cream! 😋

Join us for a delightful ice cream social on July 19, 6:30 PM at EagleMonk Brew Pub!

About our presenters

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a local, charitable, non-profit dedicated to human services in the mid-Michigan area. STVCC partners with children, families, and adults living in crisis, and helps them to find hope and safety so they can transform their lives.

The Indivisible Group of Michigan’s 8th Congressional District is committed to directly engage with elected representatives to protect communities from harm. They envision and pursue a future America where the government is guided by compassion, justice, and a respect for human rights for all peoples.

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 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 and awarded

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

June 21 – SoupGrant at Hannah’s Koney Island

This month we’re kicking off our summer series with a breakfast club SoupGrant even that will be hosted at Hannah’s Koney Island! Get your breakfast on and support people doing amazing things in your community on June 21 at 6:30 pm!

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

About our presenters

Able Eyes uses state of the art virtual tours and video to help people learn about new places and skills. Their high-tech approach for experiencing the world enables people with disabilities and other special needs to explore unfamiliar territory from the safety of their own home.

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

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

$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! And remember, you don’t just get a vote, we also feed you. This month we’re enjoying a breakfast night out at Hannah’s Koney Island and it’s sure to be a treat!

Our next SoupGrant is on July 19 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). That’s plenty of time to invite some friends!

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

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

It’s gonna be chili on March 15!

We’re hosting a special SoupGrant on March 15: a chili cook-off! Make your finest pot of chili and bring it out for others to enjoy! In traditional SoupGrant style, we will have two presenters so don’t forget a bit of cash to donate, as well as a bowl and spoon! Join us on March 15, 6:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing and you can!

About our presenters

City Outreach

City Outreach serves the homeless population in Lansing. They offer a wide range of services to the homeless and working poor, including free laundry, rides, overflow housing from other agencies, and meals. They feed 75-100 people per sitting, 5 days a week. They also run a free clothing store and offer space to other outreach organizations in the community that need a place to meet. In addition to their outreach to the homeless population, they offer free shoveling and lawn care for the disabled and shut in populations in Lansing. This is a work readiness program for the homeless population, to offer them a chance to serve their community and earn some money at the same time.

The Street Team

The Street Team goes out into the community to connect with homeless, street and at-risk youth. They provide youth with hygiene products, clothing, blankets, and referrals to services. If a youth wants to go into shelter or receive services, the Street Team transports them to the Kevin J. Moody Youth Home or another shelter.

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 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!