FREE Soup and Game Night

 

FREE SOUP and GAMES NIGHT SCHEDULE

2016-2017

 

 

SEPTEMBER 12th NO FS&G

 

OCTOBER 3rd MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS – Mark Fraser. Fraser61@yahoo

 

NOVEMBER 7th DIAPER TASK FORCE- COMMUNITY ACTION Judith Weinthaler, 413-548-5469, jweinthaler@gmail.com

 

DECEMBER 5th FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY JUSTICE -Ricky Baruc and Deb Habib, deb@seedsofsolidarity.org

 

JANUARY 2nd MKP WARRIOR TRAINING – Tom Carrol tomcarrollmusic@hotmail.com

 

FEBRUARY 6th ACT Arena Civic Theater Brittany Hamilton brooklin78@gmail.com

 

MARCH 6th LITERACY PROJECT- Judith Roberts, jroberts@literacyproject.org

 

APRIL 3rd MARY LYONS FOUNDATION Sheila Damkoehler sdamkoehler@gmail.com


MAY 1st DAWNDALE FARM WILDLIFE REHAB Cris Carl 475 3855 criscarl@comcast.net        


 


 

 

 

FAQ’s

 

What is Free Soup & Games Night? 

 

Free Soup & Games Night (FS&GN) is a monthly benefit event held at Hope & Olive the first Monday of each month. People come and enjoy a free buffet of soups & breads, etc.  grab a drink from the bar if they wish, and sit down with friends to play games or chat. It is the intention of FS&GN to bring support to under-funded community organizations, and at the same time, to bring people together for a cheap and fun night out.

 

How Are Funds Raised? 
 

Those who wish to can make a donation to the organization of the month by adding to the donation jar, buying stuff from a bake sale, or raffle tickets… All of the bar proceeds are donated to the beneficiary, as are the tips from the volunteer bartenders. 

 

Where do the Soups & Breads come from? 


All of the food for the event is donated from many different café’s, restaurants, bakeries and stores in Franklin County. Anyone is welcome to donate. Some of the past contributors include the following:

 

The Wagon Wheel, Gill.

The People’s Pint

The Gill Tavern

The Rendezvous, Turners Falls

Green Field’s Market

Mesa Verde

Bread Euphoria

Magpie Woodfired Pizzeria

 

 

How Are the Beneficiaries Selected?


There are 11 Beneficiaries chosen each year and are selected by the partners of Hope & Olive.   Beneficiaries tend to be not for profit organizations, arts organizations, and social services that have lost funding or are otherwise falling through the cracks. We ask interested parties to write a letter stating who they are, and how the money raised will be used. Priority is given to Franklin County based groups, but all are welcome to apply.

We review the applicants and schedule a year at a time.