Do you have a cup of sugar? is what you used to ask your neighbour across the street when you were baking a cake and were once again missing an ingredient. Today, neighbourly help is no longer so easy - especially in the city, people hardly know their neighbours any more, let alone exchange information or even support each other.
There are used bookshelves, televisions or sofas on the street, all still intact and certainly pleasing to others than the rubbish man. Only: the neighbour next door doesn't know that I no longer need my bedside lamp, the neighbour across the street doesn't know that I could help him with his shopping. Reason enough to found Sugar Cup. A platform where the neighbourhood connects.
Sugar Cup was founded in 2021 as a social initiative by Martha Velasco and Roy Franke. Since 2022, Sugar Cup has been an association with the purpose of promoting neighborhood activities and networking all stakeholders in the neighborhood.