Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Souper Bowl of Caring

This flyer came home last night in the Family Envelope. I think it's a great idea, so I'm spreading the word...

"More than 15 years ago on a Super Bowl Sunday, a single youth group was inspired by a simple prayer. They started the Souper Bowl of Caring, a youth-led movement that is now an international event.

"Since 1990 on Super Bowl Sunday, the Souper Bowl of Caring has raised more than $33 million for individual charities across the country. It is also turning our nation's biggest weekend of football into its largest weekend of giving."

In our parish, the Youth Ministry and Confirmation students will have soup pots at the entrances of our church to collect donations for two local soup kitchens. I think it's a great idea--I wish our parish had found out about this earlier.

For more information on the organization, Souper Bowl of Caring, their website is http://www.souperbowl.org.