EPB&B is so lucky to work with so many wonderful non profits in the Portland area, and this season we are happy to see one of our favorite organizations, Stone Soup, once again as a highlighted non profit in the 2023 Willamette Week Holiday Give!Guide! To show our support, this week, November 27-December 3, 2023 for every dollar raised, EPB&B will match that donation up to the first $5000.
Stone Soup empowers individuals to feed communities. Stone Soup trains in workforce development and hands on culinary expertise to people who might otherwise be facing homelessness. Their participants learn the skills necessary to obtain gainful employment by making tasty, healthy and fresh meals for shelter guests, all within a trauma-informed environment.
We understand that it is important for people who donate their money to feel it is making a difference to the organizations to which they choose to give. Rest assured your money makes a big impact for those involved at Stone Soup.
Participants not only get the training for free, but Stone Soup pays them a stipend to train as well. The more fund raised, the more people they can help develop skills that can give them tools to earn a living.
“ We have calculated that for every dollar we raise through donations, we are doing $7.55 worth of good in the community,” Says Stone Soup Executive Director Craig Gerard.