BAY VIEW - Soup & Soul Milwaukee, a local group of Milwaukee women committed to raising funds for community organizations, will hold its annual charity fundraiser dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at The Sugar Maple, 411 E. Lincoln Ave.

This year, the organization has selected The Women’s Center, a Waukesha-based nonprofit, as the benefit recipient of the 2017 Soup & Soul event, which will feature a variety of soups or stews provided by 10 home chefs, live music, and a raffle.

Tickets, available at the door, are $15 for ages 13 and older, and $5 for younger children. All proceeds will benefit The Women’s Center’s free and comprehensive domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention programs.

“We are very excited to be working with The Women’s Center and look forward to creating more awareness and funding for their programs, which directly benefit thousands of adult and child survivors of domestic violence, rape and abuse,” said Melissa Wright, one of the organizers of Soup & Soul.

The Women's Center said appreciates any help it can get.

“Being chosen as the beneficiary of this event this year sends a message to our clients and to families affected by violence and abuse in our communities, that there are people who care about them and want to help,” said Angela Mancuso, executive director of The Women’s Center. “And that’s a powerful message."

To donate raffle prizes or with questions about the event, email Carrie at

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