Special Needs in My City: November SOUP Winner.
Special Needs In My City was voted the winner of the November Stanislaus SOUP $400 microgrant award. Special Needs in My City is an online resource for families raising individuals with special needs here in Stanislaus. The website provides community resources, events and exclusive interviews with special needs care physicians for families. Healthy and educated families are the pillars of a strong community. With over 13,000 students in special education in Stanislaus, our families need help on a daily basis in knowing what is available in their communities to help their children thrive and for parents to not feel alone on this complex journey. This online platform offers families that needed support and information. The $400 in funding will go towards building a tool on the website that allows Spanish-speaking families in Stanislaus to also have access to this important community information.
Stanislaus SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Stanislaus. For a donation $5 attendees receive soup, connection, ideas and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.