"Souper" Supper - Saturday, October 24, 2015
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Support and care for families and single people in need in our Federal Way community got a huge boost on Saturday, October 24, when the Caregiving Network hosted its 16th Annual "Souper" Supper fundraising event at Saghalie Middle School in Federal Way.
This year’s "Souper" Supper was attended by over 250 people. Thanks to generous contributions and support, we raised over $25,000 to assist our neighbors in need of rent assistance, emergency housing and/or warm meals. These donations were highlighted by a generous gift at the Community Champion sponsorship level of $7,500 by McGavic and Graves, P.S. These sponsorships and partnerships, to-gether with the many contributions from our local friends, churches, businesses, and people like you, allow us to help over 350 families. We’re able to help them pay their rent and stay in their homes, provide temporary shelter to families evicted or fleeing domestic violence, experiencing medical crisis while homeless, and provide weekly meals to low income and homeless people in our community.
This year we were especially fortunate to have Trise Moore, Director of the Family & Community Partnership at Federal Way School District and Lydia Assefa-Dawson, Family Self-Sufficiency Coordina-tor at King County Housing Authority. Lydia is also a part-time financial educator/coach for survivors of domestic violence for YWCA. They both informed us about the importance of housing for the success and well-being of our students and families. Their most appropriate and welcome comments reinforced the message the Caregiving Network is trying to spread in Federal Way: Housing is the bedrock for building a future for all of us; we need to keep families in their homes. Having a safe and secure place to live is critical to a family’s ability to carry on the basic functions of their lives — such as going to work, school, running errands to support the family. Your contributions to the FWCCN help us help ourneighbors in need in Federal Way. Thank you, Trise and Lydia.
Again this year, we were fortunate to have strong local support in supplying the delicious soups, desserts and drinks served at the "Souper" Supper. Please support the restaurants, delis, businesses and organizations that helped out whenever possible. They’re all listed on the next page. Also listed are our Silent Auction donors who played a big part in the success of the "Souper" Supper.
As we look back at the "Souper" Supper, and indeed all of 2015, the word that is most expressive from all of us at the FWCCN is GRATITUDE — gratitude for the churches, businesses, and individuals that support us financially; gratitude for all those who contribute their time and energy to provide emergency assistance, community meals, laundry service and every other act of kindness to the less fortunate among us.
Yes, we are grateful to all of you who wish us well. And to all people of good will, we simply say,
You can see what happens at our "Souper" Suppers by clicking PLAY below to start the slideshow.
Photographs courtesy of Bruce Honda.
Thank you for supporting Federal Way Community Caregiving Network! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax id # 94-3105476. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Souper Supper began in 2000 when the Network realized the community's low-income population needed more help than the FWCCN could provide on its own. The supper is the largest contributing fundraiser to our annual budget, and goes a long way towards helping us complete our mission.
Each year, for the last 15 years, in late October, members of the community gathered at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church for this fabulous, fun event. In 2015, the 16th Annual Souper Supper changed to a new location: Saghalie Middle School. Attendees, as always, were treated to over a dozen varieties of soup, all donated by local restaurateurs and grocers. Cornbread, rolls, beverages and desserts are also provided. And to add to the fun, lots of raffle prizes are awarded during the evening!
This is the Caregiving Network’s main fundraiser. Proceeds support our Emergency Services and Meals Programs which assist our neighbors with low, often poverty-level, incomes with food, rent, shelter, gasoline and other basic needs for daily survival.
Our goal is to help our neighbors stay in their homes, stave off hunger and provide some of the necessities that most people take for granted.