Soup & Share

As we approach the end of a year and prepare for a new one...I wanted to share one of Brie's 10 hour projects for Young Women.  It is a great project to start the year off.
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Rewind four years...  She organized and carried out a ward Soup&Share (D.I. drive +). The idea was borrowed from Grandpa and Grandma Phillips' ward, who used to host a similar event, called Soup and Swap, every year.
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Brie stayed on top of things even with an infection in both of her ears and pneumonia. Thursday afternoon she was told by her doctor she was to go home and stay there until she got better. But, even being under doctor's orders to stay home, Brie wanted to see her project through to the end.
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She has a great group of friends, as well as a wonderful little sister, who helped her carry it out. At one point, her friends pulled in a soft armchair from the foyer, so Brie could be comfortable while they did a little fashion show for her. She learned a few lessons in leadership, as well as delegation. The project was a success! The donations exceeded her expectations.

THE FLYER:
Does the New Year find you cleaning out closets or your garage?
Are you trying to getting rid of unwanted items?
Or… do you find you are in need of certain items yourself?
Come be apart of Soup&Share!
It’s an opportunity to share and receive, then share again!
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FRIDAY
6:00 - 9:00 pm
DROP OFF items you are giving away.
NO damaged items, please.
Clothing & Shoes · For the Kitchen · Baby Items
Home D├ęcor · Toys & Games · Holiday
School Supplies · Bath · Electronics
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SATURDAY
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
If you would like, bring homemade soups and breads to SHARE.
TAKE any items you and your family may be in need of.
All items remaining will be DONATED to Deseret Industries.
The items they are needing most: Clothing and Shoes
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The donations kept coming Saturday morning. There were even more donations dropped off as we were loading up the trailer Saturday afternoon.
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Recipes for your own Soup&Share can be found on Our Recipe Garden.
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The girls enjoyed creating outfits for their impromptu fashion show. Each one went home Friday night with new found treasures and showed up Saturday morning wearing at least one item they picked up the night before.
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They also played games.
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Then came time to pack it all up and transfer it to the D.I. trailer.
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After filling the bags...
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*They filled the trailer.
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The girls did a wonderful job.
What a wonderful group of friends!
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It doesn't matter whether you share your donations with Deseret Industries, Goodwill, or even a local women's shelter, etc...  Sharing simply makes you feel good!
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We'd love to hear about your experiences!

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