Mon
Jul 29 2019
11:23 am
By: jlynn

What: Knoxville SOUP
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
Where: South Knoxville Community Center

Knoxville SOUP is looking for community-focused projects throughout Knox County that could benefit from start-up funds.

The next SOUP micro-funding event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Maryville Pike, 37920. The deadline to enter an application for a project is Sunday, Aug. 4.

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 brief 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 cash from the door. (A donation of $5 per person is suggested for entry.) At the most recent SOUP, Sleeves4Needs walked away with $1,050 to fund their Free Summer Lawn Care project.

The SOUP application consists of four simple questions and is available at (link...). For the Aug. 13 event, doors will open at 6 p.m. and presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Proposals for August 13th SOUP announced...

Four exciting proposals were selected to present for this dinner.

Please come support these community projects - $5 gets you SOUP, salad AND a vote! The people's choice winner walks away with proceeds from the door.

  1. Horse Haven of Tennessee - An organization that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abused and neglected equine from all over the state of Tennessee.
  2. The Big Camera: Community Faces - a temporary art installation to unify individuals by focusing on our shared commonalities, and by giving people a chance to share what the word "Community," means to them specifically.
  3. Maynard Glenn Ballpark - improvements to parking and lighting to increase safety of those using the park.
  4. Dogwood Elementary School: Drumset for Dogwood! - looking to replace an old 'well-loved' drumset so kids can have a strong percussion accompaniment supporting them as they perform.

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