You donate to Stone Soup and we will match it. That was the promise we at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker made, and one we are more than happy to keep.
As part of the Willamette Week Give/ Guide! EPB&B Insurance partnered with Stone Soup December 12th through the 18th, offering matching donation for every dollar raised up to $5,000. Thanks to the generosity of so many in the community we met that goal (and even surpassed it) and had the honor of presenting a check for $5,000 to 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 supporting monthly pop-up dinners.
“It was so fun be in partnership with Stone Soup for the matching donation week” 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.”
Thank you again to everyone who donated to Stone Soup this holiday season and we are hopeful you will join EPB&B in supporting this innovative, dedicated, and essential organization throughout the year.