Apr 9 2023
02:32 pm

What: Knoxville SOUP is Back!
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 5:30pm
Where: Dara's Garden

After a 3-year COVID-19 inspired hiatus, Knoxville’s favorite crowd-sourcing fundraiser – Knoxville SOUP – will return on Wednesday, May 17, to Dara’s Garden, 2637 Maryville Pike in South Knoxville. Up to four worthy causes will pitch their community-enhancing projects to the audience in hopes of winning the SOUP “pot.”

With a suggested minimum donation of $5, attendees get to enjoy soup and other goodies provided by Rothchild Catering, listen to presentations on creative projects to improve the community, and vote on their favorite project to win the “pot” for the evening.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with brief presentations and Q&As starting at 6 and dinner and voting to follow. The winning project will be announced around 8 p.m.

SOUP is accepting applicants from anywhere in Knox County to present projects. Visit and use the link under Knoxville SOUP Proposals to fill out a brief form about your project. The deadline to submit a proposal is May 8.

Items for a raffle are also being accepted. If you have raffle items, please send an email to Knoxville SOUP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so all donations are tax deductible.

Visit to get information on volunteering at SOUP.

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Knoxville SOUP presenters announced

BREAKING NEWS! The Knoxville SOUP proposal team has selected 4 outstanding proposals to present at our upcoming dinner!

Come support one of these projects with your vote for People's Choice! $5 gets you SOUP, salad AND a vote!

May 17, Dara's Garden (food by Rothchild Catering) - 2637 Maryville Pike. Doors open at 5:30 and presentations start at 6:00.


More about these excellent projects:

SPARK - All year long, Spark supplies tools that improve life for people with disabilities, and we’re glad to do so, but our favorite program, Toy Tech, takes place annually on a day in December when we give out switch-adapted toys that children with disabilities can operate themselves and use just for the joy of playing.

Knoxville-Tennessee Environmental Soil and Stream Testing (K-TESST) - expanding our local citizen science program by assembling more water and soil testing kits for the Knoxville community and hosting more middle school environmental testing labs in Knox County.

Center for English and Integration Services (CEIS) - as CEIS meets the challenge to provide English instruction to the growing immigrant population in Knoxville, interactive software will not only streamline our language program but will enable us to do so more efficiently.

Library of Infinite Outcomes - preserving our collective sovereignty through the power of plants.

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