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Toledo SOUP’s fifth-anniversary spring social to raise funds for four groups

–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

Toledo Soup

Sylvania architect Lyndsey Stough is the event chairwoman for the
fifth-anniversary spring social for Toledo SOUP
to be held on May 21
at Top of NINE
in Hensville in downtown Toledo.

Doors will open for a crowdfunding dinner at 4 p.m.
The cost is $5 per person,
which buys a bowl of soup from one of five chefs, a salad by Pam Weirauch of Pam’s Corner, bread by Rosie’s Italian Grille, and a vote for one of four community improvement projects that will receive the proceeds from the spring event before the end of the night.

Beginning at 5 p.m.
guests listen to four presentations that last for four minutes each. Every presenter will answer up to four questions from guests.

From 6 to 7 p.m.
guests enjoy soup from Chef Tony of NINE, Kelly Mettler of Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull, Scott Bowman of Fowl and Fodder and Cynthia Bunch of Cynthia’s Catering.

Southview graduate Molly Sullivan and Sylvania resident Bill Horvath are also helping to plan the event, which helps good ideas become a reality.

Since 2012, Toledo SOUP has hosted 11 crowdfunding dinners, raising over $15,000 to support community improvement projects. Some of the past microgrant winners include Glass City Pedicabs, Glass City Goat Gals, FDCA Late Night Basketball, Soul City Boxing & Wrestling, Sisters-n Law, Harvey House, Deep in Design and Toledo Streets.

The ideas can be about anything but must be based in the greater Toledo area. Anyone can submit at no charge.

“By hosting our crowdfunding dinners, we raise up to a $1,500 microgrant for a small, local project that could have a big impact on the community. Our events empower residents, encourage new relationships and networks, promote action and change, foster critical dialogue and fill heads, hearts and bellies…all over a bowl of soup,” Stough pointed out.

SOUPs are located in cities around the world. To learn more, go to

If you are interested in more information on sponsoring, donating, and/or volunteering,
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