Have you ever wished you could launch a line of T-shirts touting the neighborhood, create a garden on an empty street island, or launch a weekly kids’ dance party? Detroit SOUP, a potluck where neighbors connect and support neighborhood projects, is made for funding those sorts of creative ideas. Time is running out to submit a proposal for the winter Grandmont Rosedale SOUP event — proposals are due to the committee by Jan. 12.

It works like this: People with great ideas for the neighborhood submit proposals, and the SOUP committee chooses the top four. Those people get five minutes to present their idea to the crowd, and then the crowd votes for the best proposal. The winning presenter gets the proceeds for the night in order to fund their idea.

Proposals should include answers to the following questions:

  • Project name and summary
  • Why does this project matter to the Grandmont Rosedale community?
  • How will you use SOUP funding to carry out your project?
  • What is the time frame for your project and how could you share its progress/completion at an upcoming SOUP?

Proposals can be submitted online at detroitsoup.com/Grandmont-Rosedale or dropped off at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation at 19800 Grand River or Always Brewing Detroit at 19180 Grand River. The SOUP event is Jan. 26 at New St. Paul Tabernacle, 15340 Southfield. Doors open at 4 p.m., proposals start at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the winner is announced by 7 p.m. The $5 per person admission includes soup, salad, and a vote. For more information, email bkenderes@grandmontrosedale.com or visit detroitsoup.com/grandmont-rosedale.


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