2013-2014 School Year Kick-off & Fundraiser

On Sunday, PhilaSoup held its opening event to kick-off what is sure to be a fantastic year.  With many thanks to the Magic Gardens, we held the event at their beautiful space on South Street.  Over 75 people came out to support PhilaSoup at this kick-off event.  

The event featured music by Jace and Greg of Alright Junior and a seemingly endless array of food and drinks. PhilaSoup raised over $1,900 through a combination of donations, ticket sales and raffle sales. Raffle prizes, almost of all of which were taken home by teachers, were quite varied and included generous donations from: 

  • 1812 Comedy Club
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • African American Museum of Philadelphia
  • Arden Theatre
  • Beau Geste Inc.
  • Blick Art Materials
  • Body Cycle
  • Breathing Room
  • Carina Romano Photography
  • Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dhyana Yoga Studio
  • Di Bruno Brothers
  • El Vez
  • Fair Food Farm Stamp
  • FUEL
  • Honeygrow
  • Honey's Sit 'n Eat
  • Iron Hill Brewery
  • Little Baby's Ice Cream
  • Live Nation
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Love Me Do Photography
  • Maha Yoga Studio
  • Morris Arboretum
  • National Constitution Center
  • Painted Bride Arts Center
  • Panera Bread
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News cartoonist Signe Wilkinson
  • Philadelphia Runner
  • Philly Art Center
  • PhillyMade
  • Philly Yoga Garden
  • PollyOdd
  • The Expressive Hand
  • Uber
  • Visionary Trainers
  • Weaver's Way Co-Op
  • Whole Foods
  • Yards Brewery
  • Zahav
, PhilaSoup held its opening event to kick-off what is sure to be a fantastic year. With many thanks to the Magic Gardens, we held the event at their beautiful space on South Street. Over 75 people came out to support PhilaSoup, including teachers from Independence Charter School, the Camelot Schools, CADI Alternative High School, Young Scholars Frederick Douglass, McCall Elementary School, MaST Community Charter School, Alliance for Progress Charter School, Potter-Thomas Academy, Olney Elementary School, Charter High School for Architecture and Design and the William McKinley School among others. 

PhilaSoup's mission is to bring together diverse sectors of the Philadelphia education community to enhance the learning experiences of our students by providing a place for innovative ideas to take shape and for teachers to support each other.  Each dollar raised at Sunday's event will further this mission.

We hope you can join us for our first Soup of the year in October!