Raised so far through grassroots online donations: $2495
Make checks out to “Stone Soup” and send them to our current mailing address:
4 King Street
Worcester, MA 01610 (Yes, we’re receiving mail securely at our building again!)
Stone Soup is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit.
Donate any amount online via paypal or using a credit card:
DONATE THESE AMOUNTS AND GET PERKS!
$5 – Part of the Soup
Perk: Thank you on our website/fb page and part of our thank you mural in the completed building.
$25 – Stone Soup Button
Perk: Original pin + being part of the soup.
$50 – Bumper sticker
Perk: Stone Soup Rocks bumper sticker designed by our Graphic Shop + being part of the soup.
$75 – T-shirt
Perk: Your choice of a King St. Block Party or Stone Soup shirt + being part of the soup.
$150 – Delicious Soup
Perk: Made for your next event (up to 20 people) or homemade farm fresh canned goods + being part of the soup.
$200 – Interpretation/Translation
Perk: 2 hours or 2 full pages of translation (max 700 words) (Spanish-English /English-Spanish) + being part of the soup.
$225 – Mega Promo for your Group
Perk: We’ll promote your group or cause big time on our website and facebook page, and we’ll make a poster for the main hallway in building once the building is complete. Plus, you get your choice of a Stone Soup button, bumper sticker, or Tshirt + being part of the soup.
$300 – Lifetime Membership + Promo
Perk: Enjoy Stone Soup membership for the rest of your life, plus promotion your group or cause big time on our website and facebook page, and we’ll make a poster for the main hallway in building once the building is complete + being part of the soup.
$500 – Key to Stone Soup
Perk: A symbolic hand-crafted key to Stone Soup plus any two perks above + being part of the soup.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH, 2012
1:00PM, 4 KING ST. WORCESTER
Stone Soup Community Center Where Community Grows Together
GREEN REBUILD AND COLLABORATIVE TRAINING
Mass YouthBuild Coalition YouthBuild Worcester
Carpenters Union Local 107
New England Carpenters Training Ctr
Cooperative Fund of New England
Shriver Job Corps
Westover Job Corps
Rebuilding Together Worcester
Check out photos below/attached from tackling the garage and back lot with Clark students’ Just Do It day and PORCH DEMOLITION with YOUTHBUILD Worcester. Find in the photos the awesome Construction Manager / Super, Tim Tudor LEED AP BD+C, with his green hard hat symbolic for all the green and collaborative expertise he brings to the project.
It will be a green rebuild, with weatherization work, training and BPI certification opportunities.
Look out for more as we soon will be launching a GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN.
Join us at an upcoming work day (to be announced soon on this site) and the GENERAL MEETING/celebration of rebuilding:
Tuesday, April 10th
at YMCA Central Branch, 766 Main St, Worcester (always 2nd tuesday of the month, same time, same place)
We wanted to also thank some people who have made this possible: Todd Rodman from Seder & Chandler Law for irreplaceable legal support.
Peter Stevens from Maple Street Architects for so many hours of guidance and architectural work!
…and so many more, thanks to all of our members and supporters for helping reach our mission to build grassroots power by connecting and enriching groups and individuals in our communities who are working for social justice in Worcester, MA. We are building community and economies based in cooperation and creativity while resisting oppression and gentrification.
3 Strikes Mass Mobilization
Thursday March 15th
11:00 a.m. at the State House RALLY FOR SMART SENTENCING REFORM
Worcester buses leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. from City Hall
Springfield bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. from Northgate Plaza, 1985 Main Street
Call EPOCA at 508-713-8420 or click here to reserve your free seat on the bus (*lunch will be provided)
Stone Soup is embarking on a green rebuild
of 4 King Street after a major electrical fire in March 2009. The repairs will be significant, including the demolition and reconstruction of the rear wing, comprehensive energy retrofit weatherization work, electrical and heating system updates, a sprinkler system and wheelchair accessibility improvements.
We will not only rebuild a functional home for Stone Soup, but will increase its longevity and energy efficiency. Many volunteers will learn weatherization techniques throughout this project, and we will thoroughly document our approach with written and audio-visual materials, which will be made public on our website.
Since the fire, most of these grassroots organizations have remained connected through Stone Soup activities and dozens of people representing fourteen groups have already been involved in the design and major construction decisions.
We are planning a work day to do clean-up and begin rebuilding work at Stone Soup: Sunday, November 6th, 2011
The building is cleaned out and ready for rebuilding! Yesterday we had a great clean up with a dozen volunteers cleaning, patching, painting, tarring, sorting, assembling lights and other things to be ready for the rebuilding work that will start within a few months.
***We need help from someone with electrical knowledge in finishing the temporary lighting assembly, please contact us if you know someone who can help***
All rooms outside of the back wing that is heavily damaged are clean!
The flat part of the roof is re-tarred and the patch is holding up from the last work day’s job.
Handy carpenter skills made very solid blocked windows and garage patches.
We feasted on polenta, roots, pie, tea, cookies!
Stone Soup members hauled tons of fire-damaged stuff and filled another huge dumpster that will go to be sorted and mostly recycled.
8 year-old Rafi painted the base coat of paint on the sign that will show a message about where we’re at.
Sorry you missed the auction. Come back again next Spring.
Stone Soup General Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm at YMCA Central Branch, 766 Main St, Worcester. Meetings are open to the public, wheelchair accessible, and childcare and interpretation available with at least 2 days notice/request: Email us to request childcare or interpretation