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Rebuilding Nearing Finish Line!

Stone Soup Ribbon Cutting is Dec. 3rd, 3pm, at 4 King Street.
Grand Anniversary and Re-opening Party is Dec. 14th, 6pm, at 4 King Street.

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CALL TO ACTION: Come help get Stone Soup through the REBUILD FINISH LINE!
Volunteer Work Days (no special skills needed, plasterers especially welcome):
Sat. Nov 30th & Sunday Dec 1st – 10am at 4 King St

REBUILDING PARTNERS:

  • Carpenters Local 107 & New England Carpenters Training Center
  • YouthBuild Boston, Mass YouthBuild Coalition, YouthBuild Lawrence, YouthBuild Worcester, YouthBuild Brockton, and YouthBuild New Bedford
  • Mass YouthBuild Coalition
  • Shriver Job Corps, Westover Job Corps, and Grafton Job Corps
  • Worcester Common Ground
  • Plumbers and Pipe-fitters UA Local 4
  • Painters Union Local 48
  • Cooperative Fund of New England
  • Equity Trust
  • Co-op Power
  • Rebuilding Together Worcester

RIBBON CUTTING
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013
3:00PM
4 KING ST. WORCESTER
There will be guided BUILDING TOURS as part of the event.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ken Smith, Executive Director, YouthBuild Boston
  • City Councilor Sarai Rivera
  • Yvette Lavigne, Executive Director, Worcester Common Ground
  • Michael Quigley, Manager, TRA, Worcester YouthBuild
  • Jim Oldham, Executive Director, Equity Trust
  • David Minasian, Carpenters Local 107 and Stone Soup
  • Maggie Cohn, Cooperative Fund of New England
  • April Lyskowsky, Director, YouthBuild Lawrence

Ribbon Cutting Flyer_just_ribbon 11-4-13

Grassroots Fundraising Campaign to Rebuild from Fire

Thanks to our partners on this collaborative green rebuild!

Carpenters Union Local 107
New England Carpenters Training Ctr
Worcester Common Ground
Cooperative Fund of New England
Equity Trust
Co-op Power
YouthBuild Boston
Mass YouthBuild Coalition
YouthBuild Worcester
Worcester Building Trades Council
Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Local 4
Painters Local 48
Grafton Job corps
Shriver Job Corps
Westover Job Corps
Rebuilding Together Worcester

Local Companies who have made significant donations to the project:
· Pavilion Flooring donated the entire carpet, stair treads, vinyl flooring, vinyl base and wood finishing products.

· Armstrong donated the entire suspended ceiling grid for hard ceilings.

· James Hardie significantly reduced the price of the fiber cement board siding on the entire project.

· Beacon Sales significantly reduced prices on roofing, insulation and other exterior envelope materials.

· FW Webb Significantly reduced their material prices for the state of the art boiler for radiant heat.

· A1 Windows reduced their prices on all windows and doors on the project.

· KAMCO has significantly reduced material costs for interior systems material such as drywall, compound and insulation.

Raised so far through grassroots online donations: 35

Make checks out to “Stone Soup” and send them to our current mailing address:
Stone Soup
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!
– Part of the Soup

Perk: Thank you on our website/fb page and part of our thank you mural in the completed building.






– Stone Soup Button

Perk: Original pin + being part of the soup.






– Bumper sticker

Perk: Stone Soup Rocks bumper sticker designed by our Graphic Shop + being part of the soup.






– T-shirt

Perk: Your choice of a King St. Block Party or Stone Soup shirt + being part of the soup.






0 – Delicious Soup

Perk: Made for your next event (up to 20 people) or homemade farm fresh canned goods + being part of the soup.






0 – Interpretation/Translation

Perk: 2 hours or 2 full pages of translation (max 700 words) (Spanish-English /English-Spanish) + being part of the soup.






5 – 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.






0 – 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.






0 – Key to Stone Soup

Perk: A symbolic hand-crafted key to Stone Soup plus any two perks above + being part of the soup.





Out of These Ashes We Rise

Watch the 5 minute video… OUR STORY!



Having trouble seeing this video? Watch is on youtube.com

King Street Block Party 2013!

What a GREAT 7th ANNUAL KING ST BLOCK PARTY!!!

Photos here (VIDEO COMING SOON)

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
3-7pm on King St in front of Stone Soup

  • Hundreds of people came, ate, danced, connected.
  • Dozens of people took tours of the almost-finished building.
  • Over 20 people performed and spoke.
  • 10 giant puppets roamed the crowds.

THANK YOU:
People’s Party Productions – awesome sound stage!
Future Focus Media Co-op – video / photos
Evan Greer
Dismas Family Farm
Bristol Studios
Butterside Down
Nuestro Huerto
Good Orning
The Shop
Atelier Legrange
The Woo
Collective A Go-Go
Plar Beverages for seltzer
Big Y, Price Chopper, Shaws for gift cards

  • Great music and performances!
  • Tours of the close-to-complete building!
  • Food and kids activities!
  • Network with community groups, activists and artists!


ENGLISH FLYER (PDF)
SPANISH FLYER (PDF)
block party flyer 2013

Anniversary Party 2012

Stone Soup Celebrates 6 years / the rebuilding! – Another great anniversary party!
Thank you to all who made it possible! Check out more photos on Facebook.

Saturday, December 8th
6:00-9:00pm
at Centro Las Americas
11 Sycamore St, Worcester, MA


Music, food, awards!
Music includes: Murga La Que Te Dije & Yoni Gordon.

Flyer best for printing (English – 3.1MB – PDF) | (Spanish – 3.1MB – PDF)

Green Building Training Opportunities with Stone Soup!

Stone Soup Community BPI Training
Green Building Training!
November – December, 2012

BPI Certification helps people get into the energy efficiency trade.

    Training includes:

  • 10 hrs of Soft Skills Training
  • 60 Hrs of on site training
  • 20 Hrs of class room training and 20 Hrs of OSHA training

The cost of the training is ,500. Scholarships and work trade are available upon request.

Sign up for the training HERE.


View many more photos of rebuilding at our facebook page!

King St Block Party 2012

We had a blast, thanks for joining us!
Missed it? Check out photos on our facebook!
Saturday, September 29th
4-8pm
Free food
Live music
Awesome community and kids activities


Spanish Flyer HERE.

Groundbreaking Celebration

Event a success!

Over 200 people attended and over ,500 was raised!

News Coverage:
508 TV Show by Mike Benedetti ON PIE AND COFFEE Blog | Watch on YOUTUBE
Telegram & Gazette Coverage: BEFORE EVENT | DAY OF EVENT
Worcester Magazine’s ARTICLE HERE
Go Local Worcester ARTICLE HERE







WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH, 2012
1:00PM, 4 KING ST. WORCESTER
*BUILDING TOURS
*SPEAKERS
*FOOD
*MUSIC♫

Stone Soup Community Center
Where Community Grows Together
GREEN REBUILD AND COLLABORATIVE TRAINING

PARTNERS:
YouthBuild Boston
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
Co-op Power
Rebuilding Together Worcester

Download the 30 second radio PSA’s:
ENGLISH (MP3) | SPANISH (MP3)

MORE INFO: STONESOUPWORCESTER@GMAIL.COM ~ 508-443-4974

Download Printable Flyer (PDF – 3mb)

The rebuilding has begun!

Within a week of the 3rd anniversary of the fire…
Stone Soup has begun to rebuild at 4 King Street!

Masterminded by Stone Soup co-founder, David Minasian, an amazing collaboration has come together over the past six months, with the volunteer work of Mass YouthBuild Coalition, the Carpenters Union, Shriver Job Corp, and Rebuilding Together Worcester. Also, just recently confirmed is Cooperative Fund of New England as a financing partner!

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 6:00pm
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.

We hope to see you out there soon!
-Stone Soup

THREE STRIKES? A PENDING DISASTER


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)

New Flyer

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.

Outside of Stone Soup Brochure
Inside of Stone Soup Brochure