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November 15 — warm up with soup and support

On November 15 we have two important projects to show you: The Fledge’s Coding Club and Building Twentyone’s fire restoration. Each presenter will talk about their project. $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 will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

The Fledge is an inclusive space that melds technology, art, and entrepreneurship. They host a free, family-and-all-ages-friendly Coding Club for anyone who wants to learn how to code or help others learn. They are building a library of code and circuit designs for ‘internet of things’ devices to keep pace with the growth of their club. Any budget will be dedicated to Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and sensors.

Building Twentyone helps teenagers develop positive habits and values by giving them a safe, constructive place to drop in after school. They offer tutoring, a large space for safe party alternatives, workspaces for homework and projects, and the only indoor skate park within 75 miles of Lansing, Michigan. On October 14, their building burned down and now they’re looking to rebuild.

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 December 20 (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!

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Tailgate potluck this Thursday, tell your friends!

This month we’re hosting a tailgate-themed potluck. Bring your favorite tailgating dish. Wear something to represent your favorite sports team if you want, too!

Each presenter will talk about their project. $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 like any tailgate event, make sure to invite some friends. 😉

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 November 15 (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!

Come celebrate our birthday on September 20! 🎂

Can you believe this month is our 5th anniversary?! 😱 To celebrate, we’re inviting back three of our favorite Soup Grant presenters from the past year. We’ll bring cake, too!

Each presenter will talk about their project. $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 will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

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 October 18 (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!

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!

Come meet our September presenters!

Fall is here, and we’re getting ready to kick off our fourth season here at SoupGrant! We can’t wait to meet our presenters on Thursday, but before we hear from them, here’s a brief intro to their work in the Lansing community.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an after-school program whose aim is to transform local high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Students generate ideas, conduct research, write plans, and pitch to investors to launch their own companies. If YEA! wins this month’s grant, they’ll put the funds toward student registration fees. For more info on YEA!, check out their website.

Lettuce Live Well

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We heard from Lettuce Live Well in June, and they’re back to compete again. Lettuce believes that nutrition education should be free and accessible for all people. They run guided supermarket tours and one-on-on nutrition coaching to make Lansing a healthier city. This month’s grant would help Lettuce fund their grocery store tours and give resources directly back to the community. To learn more about Lettuce Live Well, visit their site here.

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday at 6:30! Don’t forget your bowl and spoon!

It’s Our Birthday!

Three years ago, SoupGrant Lansing opened its doors for the first time. Over the years, we’ve connected countless community members and helped over thirty Lansing organizations reach their goals. This Thursday, we’re celebrating our birthday with a special reunion Soup!

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Come out and join us as we welcome back Lansing Track Club, Gateway’s TRUE Project and Helping Women Period. As usual, there will be tons of soup for all tastes – and birthday cake! Bring your friends and family for a great meal and great ideas.

To learn about this month’s presenters, click here.

Meet Our August Presenters!

This month, we’ll be hearing presentations from three of our past favorites: Lansing Track Club, Gateway’s TRUE Project, and Helping Women Period. Here’s a little more information about each of them.

Lansing Track Club

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Lansing Area Track Club is a nonprofit that offers sports to families in south Lansing. They aim to reach families with single parents, multiple children, or low incomes, and offer their kids an inexpensive extracurricular that gets them up and moving. If Lansing Track Club wins this month’s grant, they will put the money toward new uniforms, track equipment, and transportation assistance for working parents. For more information, visit the Track Club’s Facebook page.

TRUE

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TRUE is an LGBTQ teen support group that meets weekly in Lansing. They provide positive social connections for youth who may feel alienated at school or home. Some current group activities include therapeutic art projects, education about sexual health and other LGBTQ issues, and trips to community events. This month’s grant would help TRUE coordinate group events and continue serving Lansing’s youth. For more information on TRUE, check out their Facebook page here.

Helping Women Period

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Helping Women Period is a nonprofit that partners with charities to provide pads and tampons for low income and homeless women. WIC, SNAP, and other government assistance programs do not provide feminine products. Helping Women Period’s mission is to fulfill that basic need for every woman, regardless of income. If they won the August grant, they would use the funds to purchase products for distribution. For more info, visit their website.