Sep 11 2017
08:37 am
By: jlynn  shortURL

What: Knoxville SOUP
When: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:00am
Where: Kerbela Temple - 315 Mimosa Ave

Knoxville SOUP is looking for community-focused projects throughout Knox County that could use some cash to get cooking.

The next SOUP micro-funding event will take place Thursday, Oct. 5, at Kerbela Shriners of Knoxville, 315 Mimosa Ave. Deadline to enter a project is Thursday, Sept. 28.

SOUP is a grassroots organization that holds quarterly events at rotating locations to help raise money for projects that will benefit the community. Neighborhood and community groups, nonprofits, businesses and individuals are welcome to submit their projects for consideration.

Up to four projects are chosen to present at each event. Attendees listen to the proposals, then dine on a meal of soup and salad, discuss the projects and vote for their favorite.

The project with the most votes wins the take from the door. (A donation of $5 per person is suggested for entry.) At the most recent SOUP, the South Knoxville Community Center and Montgomery Village Residents Association tied and split the pot of $814.

The SOUP application consists of four simple questions and is available at For the Oct. 5 event, doors will open at 6 p.m. and presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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October 5th SOUP Proposals announced

Four excellent proposals were selected to present for this Thursday's dinner:

  1. South Doyle Middle School: ReZoning the Library
  2. Bike Walk Knoxville: Kids Love Bikes
  3. Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy: Fueling the Future
  4. Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding: Rider Sponsorship

Come hear about these community projects and cast your vote for the people's choice.

Kerbela Temple, doors open at 6:00 p.m.

$5 (suggested donation) gets you Soup, Salad, and a VOTE!

You can read more about these proposals on our website

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People's Choice Winner

4 EXCELLENT proposals... unfortunately, only the top vote getters wins the $$.

Congratulations to Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy, who won people's vote for our October SOUP dinner and waled away $610.

We hope the 3 that did not get funded for this dinner will reapply for a 2018 SOUP dinner. Stay tuned and we'll announce the next dinner when we have a date and location.

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