Tag Archives: Go Green Trikes

SoupGrant Thursday Night at 6.30!

We’re excited to welcome you back to SoupGrant Lansing this Thursday night (Sep 18)!

We have two phenomenal presentations coming up, one from past presenter Go Green Trikes and the other from Teens LOL TV.

Never been to SoupGrant before? Here’s how it works.

When you arrive at Grace Lutheran, head to the basement. (Just head down the hall from the entrance with the SoupGrant sign, hang a right, go down the stairway, and you’ll see us!)

When you get there, we’ll have someone at the door to say hello! If you want to vote, you’ll pay a $5 donation/person. We also offer a reduced rate for kids under 12 of $2/vote. By the way, if you’re feeling generous, you can always throw a little extra into the pot as well!

Sometime between 7-7.15, we’ll start our presentations. Our presenters will get up and talk about the work that they are doing here in Lansing. We don’t set any strict rules on who can present just as long as their work is going to make a positive impact in the community!

While you’re hearing from our community presenters, you’ll get to enjoy some delicious, homemade soup from our Soup Master Terry. Our soup is healthy and usually vegan or vegetarian. By the way, if you want to bring a soup, salad, dessert or other contribution to the meal, e-mail us at SoupGrantLansing@gmail.com!

After the presentations are over, you’ll get a chance to ask questions of our presenters and vote on your favorite! Once we tally up the votes, we announce the night’s winner (usually a little before 8.00) and present them with their SoupGrant winnings!

Be sure to invite a friend to ‪#‎SoupGrant‬!

20 people x $5/vote = $100
30 people x $5/vote = $150
50 people x $5/vote = $250

You get the idea!

SoupGrant is immediate, democratic, and grassroots. Our SoupGrant Team provides the forum, YOU and our wonderful Lansing community, provide the grant. Come take part in this event and love your community!

Questions? Want to present in the future but need more info? Interested in getting involved? E-mail us! SoupGrantLansing@gmail.com

RSVP on Facebook

What? SoupGrant Lansing
When? Thursday, September 18; doors at 6.30, presentations begin after 7
Where? Grace Lutheran ELCA’s basement, 528 N. Martin Luther King
How much? The meal is free and open to everyone; a vote for the project of your choice is $5.

Grace Lutheran

Advertisements

STARS wins our July SoupGrant

July SoupGrant winner Angie took home $98 on behalf of STARS.
July SoupGrant winner Angie took home $98 on behalf of STARS.

We had a great SoupGrant last Thursday! We featured two awesome projects – Go Green Trikes and STARS – who competed for our SoupGrant. In addition to hearing from Yvonne from GGT and Angie, one of the STARS parents, we had some great soups: potato chowder, crushed lentil, and an amazing carrot soup. Aliza made a delicious kale salad – we’ve had a few requests for the recipe! Watch out, Aliza! You may have more than one SoupGrant attendee asking you to make it again sometime!

Both ideas were very popular – we had lots of questions for Yvonne in particular! In the end, though, STARS pulled through with the majority of the vote. The $98 we awarded will be going to help them send the team to a national dance competition in New Jersey this August!

If you want to hear more about STARS, we encourage you to check them out and consider giving a donation to help them realize this awesome, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for their dancers!

We are hopeful that Yvonne will make it back to talk to us again in September. Go Green Trikes is a unique, innovative project and something we feel privileged to get the chance to hear about firsthand at SoupGrant!

Yvonne from Go Green Trikes, LLC gave a great presentation - we hope you come back in September!
Yvonne from Go Green Trikes, LLC gave a great presentation – we hope you come back in September!

July SoupGrant Angie

See you in August for our 1st Annual Birthday Soup!

The Contenders

This month, SoupGrant is featuring two fantastic local, #LoveLansing projects that you won’t want to miss! 

The first is Go Green Trikes, a very unique start-up here in Lansing that offers a green alternative for local deliveries.

If GGT wins the July SoupGrant, they will use the money “to wholly or partially offset delivery costs so non-profits can take advantage of our services. So far, the Homeless Angels and Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council have both expressed interest. Others that we plan to invite once a fund is established are the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, the Allen Neighborhood Center, and the Greater Lansing Food Bank.”

Why is this project important?

Go Green Trikes, LLC operates under a “triple bottom line”. While we’re in business to make a profit, people and the planet are important to us as well. We’ve noticed that several local non-profits LOVE the idea of utilizing greener transport alternatives, it may be an undue hardship for them to do so.

The second is the S.T.A.R.S. Dance Company, a group of insanely talented girls who will be traveling to NY/NJ in August for a national dance competition.

Money raised at SoupGrant will be used to help offset travel costs for the dance team. The cost to send these 25 girls is $25,000 – you can check out more info on the team and their trip on their fundraising page!

Why is this project important?

We created our S.T.A.R.S. Dance Company (SDC) to allow our students the chance to compete, travel, take master classes and become accustomed to the professional dance world. Many of our dancers come from at risk neighborhoods and from homes where they would not be able to afford competitive dance training (almost 75% of our students receive financial assistance to participate).

Join us Thursday night to rally support around these two remarkable organizations that are making Lansing great.

Never been to a SoupGrant before? We raise money for community organizations one soup dinner at a time. The soup is free, homemade, and usually vegetarian or vegan. As we gather together to share a meal, we hear from members of the community who share projects and ideas that they are working on. Attendees donate $5 at the door for a vote. After hearing the presentations and having the opportunity to ask questions, you get to vote for the project of your choice. The winner takes home the SoupGrant to kickstart their work.

In the past, winners have taken home anywhere from $65 to $259. The more people you help bring out, the more money we can give to these great causes!

So come hungry – and don’t forget a bowl, spoon, and $5 to support the project of your choice.

RSVP

Next SoupGrant July 17!

Our next SoupGrant is July 17!

Terry and Heather will be away on a much-deserved vacation, so Joel will be flying solo for the night.

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has stepped forward so far to help out by preparing food for us. (See below for the night’s menu!)

This month, SoupGrant is featuring two fantastic local, #LoveLansing projects that you won’t want to miss! 

Presenters:

  1. Go Green Trikes
  2. S.T.A.R.S. Dance Company
  3. Got an idea? Start filling out an application for our September SoupGrant!

The first is Go Green Trikes, a very unique start-up here in Lansing that offers a green alternative for local deliveries.

If GGT wins the July SoupGrant, they will use the money “to wholly or partially offset delivery costs so non-profits can take advantage of our services. So far, the Homeless Angels and Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council have both expressed interest. Others that we plan to invite once a fund is established are the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, the Allen Neighborhood Center, and the Greater Lansing Food Bank.”

Why is this project important?

Go Green Trikes, LLC operates under a “triple bottom line”. While we’re in business to make a profit, people and the planet are important to us as well. We’ve noticed that several local non-profits LOVE the idea of utilizing greener transport alternatives, it may be an undue hardship for them to do so.

The second is the S.T.A.R.S. Dance Company, a group of insanely talented girls who will be traveling to NY/NJ in August for a national dance competition.

Money raised at SoupGrant will be used to help offset travel costs for the dance team. The cost to send these 25 girls is $25,000 – you can check out more info on the team and their trip on their fundraising page!

Why is this project important?

We created our S.T.A.R.S. Dance Company (SDC) to allow our students the chance to compete, travel, take master classes and become accustomed to the professional dance world. Many of our dancers come from at risk neighborhoods and from homes where they would not be able to afford competitive dance training (almost 75% of our students receive financial assistance to participate).

Join us Thursday night to rally support around these two remarkable organizations that are making Lansing great.

Never been to a SoupGrant before? We raise money for community organizations one soup dinner at a time. The soup is free, homemade, and usually vegetarian or vegan. As we gather together to share a meal, we hear from members of the community who share projects and ideas that they are working on. Attendees donate $5 at the door for a vote. After hearing the presentations and having the opportunity to ask questions, you get to vote for the project of your choice. The winner takes home the SoupGrant to kickstart their work.

In the past, winners have taken home anywhere from $65 to $259. The more people you help bring out, the more money we can give to these great causes!

So come hungry – and don’t forget a bowl, spoon, and $5 to support the project of your choice.

On the menu:

  • Vegan sweet potato
  • Crushed lentil (vegetarian)
  • Salad from Aliza’s garden
  • Corn chowder (vegetarian)
  • And one more vegan soup!

RSVP on Facebook for July SoupGrant

Updated 7/16/14