The STARK SOUP series is a micro-grant program that supports Stark County community projects focused on EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH - the impact areas of United Way of Greater Stark County’s BOLD GOALS. Bold goals are United Way’s essential building blocks for a better quality of life. STARK SOUP offers a supportive space for creative people and a relational hub where people can connect. The rest is up to the attendees, but wonderful things can happen when people come together and SOUP stories are evidence of that. STARK SOUP is a community dinner that exists to take the innovative ideas from remarkable individuals and organizations in our community and put life to them.
United Way’s Young Leaders Society hosts the first of three events in the 2017 STARK SOUP series on Sunday, January 29 at 6 pm at the YWCA Canton. The proceeds from the event PLUS a $1,000 matching grant will go home with the winner. Four finalists will have four minutes to pitch their idea for a project that they need funding to complete or get started. After that, everyone in the audience receives 1 vote to submit for the project of their choice. The winner will receive all the proceeds from the dinner, plus a $1,000 matching grant provided by United Way's Young Leaders Society.