Past Presenters & Media Coverage

Total support raised to date: $2,325!

Third Pasco SOUP: November 2nd, 2017

Location: Pasco Armory

Winner: Mindful Art – A project to provide various paint parties for kids, youth, adults to encourage reflection and self expression.  The goal is to have events at various places throughout the Pasco community and to make it available to everyone. ($738 raised)

Runners Up:

Pasco Community Bike Shop – A project to create a community bike shop with a focus on the Tierra Vida neighborhood.

The Reading Corner/Mobile – An initiative to renovate a step van (food truck) into a mobile library.  The mission is to put a free book in the hands of every child under the age of 5 in East Pasco.

Tri-Cities Dream Center – To create a network of supporting initiatives for the Pasco community including Operation Red Eye Homeless Ministry, Crossroads Leadership Development, Adopt-A-Block, and a project called Soul Sisters.

Second Pasco SOUP: February 23rd, 2017

Location: La Michoacana Salon

Winner:  Somos Designs – A project teaching teenagers entrepreneurship skills by designing custom t-shirts and selling them within the local business community. All proceeds will be reinvested into new materials and designs. ($820 raised)

Runners up:

SOMOS Eastside Helpers – An afterschool program to be based at Virgie Robinson Elementary School consisting of physical activities, craft making, healthy snacks and bilingual tutoring for homework help.

Beautifying Downtown Pasco – A student art club aims to design and paint community murals in Downtown Pasco to compliment architecture and celebrate diversity. The art club will invite elementary students to participate in the project.

First Pasco SOUP:  September 29, 2016

Location: Don Antonio’s Restaurant

Winner: Chiawana High School Lacrosse Club ($767 raised)

Runners Up:

Nuestra Noche (Our Night) – A community movie night featuring Spanish-language films.

LGBT Youth Catalyst Leadership – A youth leadership program providing mentors and community support.

Somos Pasco – A digital platform for social commentary and promoting events particularly in Downtown Pasco.

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