Virtual “Soup Week” Coming Oct. 5 to 11

As we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Soup’s On! event, we are offering an alternate way to support Share: Soup Week! (a spin-off on the popular TV series ‘Shark Week’). This week-long, virtual fundraiser is vital as the soup is still on at our Hot Meals program and our Housing Navigators continue to search for affordable housing for individuals and families in our community who have been and continue to be impacted by the pandemic, unemployment and the struggling economy.

Over the course of October 5 to 11, we will highlight our chefs and restaurants who were going to participate in Soup’s On! and encourage the community to visit each of the restaurants – for take-out or in-person dining* (socially distant & with a mask!) to try their soup. Plus, we’ll assign a special donation link to each restaurant and encourage folks to make a donation to Share in honor of your favorite soup. The restaurant and chef who raises the most over the course of the week will be award the coveted Golden Ladle! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, as chefs will also be highlighted in a video during Soup Week.

*Please visit each restaurants’ website or call in advance for hours of operation and availability of take-out and/or in-person dining.

We’ll also be selling Mystery Raffle Boxes for $100 that contain soup bowls and other surprises (boxes will be available for sale on-line on October 5). A recipe book will be created highlighting each chef and their soup recipe. This downloadable recipe book will be sent to everyone who makes a donation during October.

Here is our line-up of local chefs & restaurants:

  • Beaches Restaurant & Bar
  • Bleu Door Bakery
  • Elements Restaurant
  • Farrar’s Bistro
  • Frontier Public House
  • The Hammond Kitchen & Craft Bar
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
  • Line at Lure at ilani Casino Resort
  • Nom Nom Restaurant & Grill
  • Say Ciao!
  • WildFin American Grill

Sponsorship opportunities are available, contact Kim Hash at khash@sharevancouver.org.
Click here to download the Soup Week Sponsorship Commitment Form

Share 2020 Gala Canceled … But You Can Still ‘Vote’ for Best Dressed Dynamic Duos!

In light of current and foreseeable circumstances, our ‘There’s No Business Like Share Business’ Gala scheduled for August 8 has been canceled. Originally scheduled for April 25, we had high hopes that a postponement would be possible, but it has become clear that we will be unable to host a large-scale event this year. However, mark your calendars for April 24, 2021 at the Hilton when the show WILL go on!

Share’s two annual fundraising events – the Gala and Soup’s On! – account for 26% of our annual private donations. The absence of these funds will significantly impact Share’s budget and our capacity to continue serving our community’s most vulnerable citizens. However, the health and safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, donors and the community at large remain of utmost importance.

Much of our energy this fall will be redirected to our virtual ‘Soup Week,’ which has been organized to replace the cancellation of Soup’s On! (click here to learn more). And you can still support the spirit of our Gala by ‘voting’ for one (or more) of our Best Dressed Duos.

Last year’s Best Dressed competition was such a success that we brought it back for 2020—with a twist! We ‘nominated’ 7 dynamic duos to compete for Best Dressed. Each duo selected a Broadway musical for their theme. In addition to fundraising on behalf of Share prior to the event, each duo will perform at our 2021 Gala (date TBD)—and we guarantee they’ll be worth the price of attendance!

Our Dynamic Duos Include:

Community members can ‘vote’ in honor of their favorite nominee or nominees – click here to ‘vote’ with a donation (select your favorite nominee(s) from the list at the top of the page). Gala attendees can ‘vote’ at the 2021 event using a special ballot and by using bid numbers to donate.

An Evening in Venice: Carnevale Ball on Saturday, April 21

Our ‘An Evening in Venice: Carnevale Ball,’ presented by Riverview Community Bank, was a great success – We raised more than $120,000 during the special appeal alone!