Soup’s On fundraiser was an “overwhelming” success

Image released by the Chatham Hope Haven.

The grand total raised from Chatham Hope Haven’s recent Soup’s On fundraiser was $8185.13.

The organization said the event was an “overwhelming” success.

The Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women’s League hosted the fundraiser and the Chatham Kent Realtor’s Association sponsored and sent a troop of volunteers.

“Thanks to all the folks who came out, enjoyed the soup and fellowship, and donated so generously to the haven,” stated Chatham Hope Haven in a media release.

A second image released by the Chatham Hope Haven.

Hub International also contributed advertising funds and volunteers, as well as Crock a Doodle, Face Painting by Cindy, and the reunited Country Drifters.

It is estimated that 700-800 folks ate at the Spirit & Life Centre and 200-300 came over for a tour. The volunteers at Chatham Hope Haven had a slow start, but then described the crowd as a “tidal wave of people.”

Restaurants that participated:

Image by Aimee Lynn Photography

Central Tavern, Chilled Cork, Churrascaria, Crabby Joe’s, the Dutch Market, Eli’s, Flapjack’s, Glitters, Hungry Man’s, Kelsey’s, Legion Branch 128, Links of Kent, Mama Maria’s, Rossini’s, Satellite, Smitty’s, Son’s of Kent, Tasty Lunch, and Wimpy’s

Other businesses that supported the Soup’s On fundraiser include the following:

Food Basics, Commercial Copy Centre, Maple City Bakery, No Frills, DaSilva, Planet Print, Pro Cleaning Supplies, Sobey’s, and Staples.

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