Next Dinner: Sunday, December 8
The Jam Handy, 2900 E. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
$5 for soup, salad and a vote
Doors at 6:00 p.m.
Proposals at 7 / Dinner around 7:45 / Winner announced by 8:45
SOUP is a potluck dinner! Email email@example.com to sign up to bring a soup or salad!
Upcoming SOUP dates at the Jam Handy: January 12 (Citywide SOUP), February 9 (SOUP’s four year anniversary dinner!), March 2 (Youth SOUP), April 6 (SOUPer SOUP… Details to come), May 4 (Citywide SOUP)
Find a Neighborhood SOUP near you to help support neighborhood-specific projects.
November Winner: Sit on it Detroit, $1,237.51
We build bus stop benches out of reclaimed repurposedwood with book shelves attached to them making for interactive outdoor public libraries.
Why does this project matter to the Detroit community?
This project matters to Detroit because it touches on a lot of issues but offers tangible solutions. Wood we build our benches with come from abandon homes that havebeen torn down and salvaged. Adaptive reuse. Another important factor is the illiteracy rate in the city. We provide free public libraries attached to the bench at each Bus stop with free books that have been donated. We are encouraging reading and public seating while waiting/utilizing public transit.
What is the time frame for your project and how could you share it’s progress/completion at an upcoming SOUP?
We’re looking to build 60 benches with libraries by next spring. We increased our production with 2,000 sf of operating space. By November 20 we will have a total of 12 benches at ddot area bus stops. Our work progress has been highly publicized through several media sources, volunteer initiatives and collaboration. We view our sauces when book disappear, people having somewhere to sit at bus stops and most importantly the community support.
How will you use SOUP funds towards the realization of your project?
Funds will go toward building more benches around the city of Detroit. Help us purchase materials needed to build and also provide maintenance to benches out at stops.
Contact them to get involved! You can also drop off book donations to 3901 Christopher St, Hamtramck.