You donate to Portland based non profit Stone Soup and we will match it, That was the promise the team at Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker made, and we always keep our promises.
As part of the Willamette Week Give/ Guide! We partnered with Stone Soup last week, offering matching donation for every dollar raised up to $5,000. And thanks to the generosity of so many people in the community that goal was quickly met, and today we happily presented a check to $5,000 for Stone Soup.
Stone Soup empowers individuals to feed communities. The money donated to Stone Soup goes toward training in workforce development and hands on culinary expertise for 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. Participants not only get the training for free, but Stone Soup pays them a stipend to train as well. The more funds raised, the more people they can help develop skills that can give them tools to earn a living.
Looking for that perfect last minute gift? Community members can also support the Stone Soup program by purchasing soup subscriptions, and gift cards and order catering for your holiday events.
“The matching donation promotion for Stone Soup is a fun way to support this wonderful non profit,” says EPB&B Creative Strategist, Sherri Sacconaghi. “ The dedication of the people at Stone Soup to their mission of giving training and hope to people at risk for homelessness is inspirational and we are proud to be an ongoing part of their support network.”