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PhilaSoup organizes dinners to help fund teachers' school needs.

February 11, 2016

PhilaSoup brunch to help teachers win grant money

Four teachers will present their proposals

The nonprofit PhilaSoup hopes to bring creative ideas to life in local classrooms through microgrant-giving. So far, the organization has raised more than $19,000 to make 35-plus education projects a reality

One of the last microgrants given was used to help publish students' fairy-tale retellings so that the children could visualize the power of writing. Another recent microgrant was used to create a sensory room for 22 children with autism. 

PhilaSoup hosts dinners, or brunches, to help teachers fund their classroom needs. Each meal costs $15 to attend, and while dining, attendees listen to three-minute proposals and then vote on which one they believe deserves the largest chunk of the money raised. 

Each teacher who presents an idea receives a share of the grant, however, and PhilaSoup matches a portion of the night's sales as well.

The next brunch is on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Slought Gallery on Walnut Street. Four teachers, chosen from a January proposal write-in, will present their classroom ideas.

PhilaSoup: Winter Soup Brunch

Sunday, Feb. 21
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $15 per person
Slought Gallery
4017 Walnut St.


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