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Vote with your spoon at Soup Ottawa’s micro-grant dinner event—03.26.18

By Hannah Manning on March 23, 2018


Short on time but looking to contribute to your community? Want to get a meal and make a positive contribution, all in one go? Looking to catch up with friends and meet new ones? Look no further.

On Monday March 26, Soup Ottawa will be holding their first event of 2018 at Impact Hub Ottawa where for only $10, you get a bowl of soup from Green Rebel and a vote. There’s even going to be live music to set the mood!

Soup Ottawa is a recurring micro-grant participatory dinner event. Attendees spend the evening hearing about local projects, chatting with the people behind each one. At the end of the evening, you vote for your favourite initiative… with your spoon! The project with the most votes takes home 100% of the money collected at the door. The winners of the last event, Cuts for Kids, took home a whopping $1090!

Use your spoon to vote on the most inspiring project, then watch the winner take home all the proceeds from the evening. Photos courtesy of Soup Ottawa.

So who’s going to be there for Soup Ottawa #15?

Ausome Ottawa is a local charity that works to enrich the lives of kids and their families living with autism through the use of sport and recreation. This charity was just named the winner of the Community Initiative award at the 2018 Ottawa Social Impact Awards.

Can’t Use Your Ticket? collects unused event tickets from venues, individuals and companies and redistributes them to underprivileged kids and youth in the community. The goal is to relieve social exclusion by providing youth with free access to arts, cultural and sporting events.

The Birth Talks presents an opportunity for ten women from all walks of life to learn to tell their stories of pregnancy, birth and parenting. Their mission is to encourage communities towards social change through the art of storytelling and performance.

Cooking Blind with High Tech is a cooking collective aimed at teaching new techniques and methods for blind persons using new high tech devices operated by cell phones to make it as accessible as possible.

Project RMORE wants to create handmade crochet blankets for victims of sexual abuse and violence to wrap them in loving kindness. This project hopes to assist in renewing these individuals a sense of community that care about them.

Photos courtesy of Soup Ottawa.

Reserve your ticket in advance and be sure to bring your appetite and $10 cash to Monday’s event. Entrance to the event is first-come, first-served and reserving a ticket online does not automatically guarantee you entrance. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

For more from Soup Ottawa, including the latest updates, follow them on Twitter (using the hashtag #SoupOttawa), on Facebook and Instagram