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
Mass YouthBuild Coalition
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: $2735
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.
*Storytelling based on our own life experience
*A look at personal, institutional, and cultural racism
*A history of the race construct
*Addressing white privilege
*Internalized racial superiority and inferiority
*People of color and white caucusing
*Moving from analysis to action
Cost: $0 – $250 based on your ability to pay (reduced rates for groups of 3+)
CO-SPONSORED BY WORCESTER IMMIGRANT COALITION, STONE SOUP, ACCESS CONSULTING SERVICES, WORCESTER ROOTS, AND SOLIDARITY AND GREE ECONOMY (SAGE) ALLIANCE MORE INFO: email@example.com ~ 508-322-8277
Capacitación “Desmantelamiento del Racismo”
Un taller de 40 horas. A partir de marzo de 2014 en Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester, MA 01610.
* Narración de Historias basadas en nuestra propia experiencia de vida
* Un vistazo al racismo personal, institucional y cultural
* La historia de la construcción de la raza
* Desifrando el privilegio blanco
* Internalización de Superioridad Inferioridad racial
* Las personas de color y caucasismo blanco
* Pasar de análisis a la acción
Costo: $ 0 – $ 250 basado en su capacidad de pagar (tarifas reducidas para grupos de 3 +)
Copatrocinio de: Coalición de Inmigrantes de Worcester, Stone Soup, Servicios de Consultoría ACCESS, Projecto Raices Worcester, Y La Alianza de Economía Solidaria Verde (SAGE) MAS INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 508-322-8277
Stone Soup General meeting decided that Stone Soup and Time Trade Circle should work together.
TIME TRADE CIRCLE
CONTACT: Curtis Falzoi, Time Trade Circle, 310-980-2644, email@example.com
What: Time Trade Orientation at Stone Soup in Worcester
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 4pm
Where: Stone Soup, 4 King Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Worcester, MA – On Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 4pm, The Time Trade Circle, Massachusetts’ Time Bank, will be holding on orientation open to the general public to learn more about time banking and register for the Time Trade Circle. The location of the orientation is Stone Soup, 4 King Street in Worcester.
The Time Trade Circle http://timetradecircle.org/ is a local bank – but keeps track of time instead of money. The idea is simple: I earn a time credit by doing something for you. It doesn’t matter what that “something” is. You turnaround and earn a time credit doing something for someone else. For example, an hour of gardening equals an hour of child-care equals an hour of dentistry equals an hour of home repair equals an hour of teaching someone to play chess. All people’s time are valued equally, regardless of color, gender, level of education, or geographic location.
TimeBanking builds on the magic of “pay it forward,” one good turn leading to another and another and another. Through pay-it-forward, TimeBanking joins unused resources in a community to needs that are not being met.
Time banking is the brain-child of University of the District of Columbia law professor Edgar Cahn. “From probably caveman days, there was always an invisible core economy of home, family, neighborhood, and community. Families grew up. Neighborhoods were safe. Seniors were taken care of. We’ve seen that erode. That core economy was subsidized by the labor of women and the exploitation of minorities and immigrants. We have to find a way to honor and give economic value to the universal capacities to care, to love, to help.”
Unlike the monetary economy, which values a doctor’s time more than a day-care worker’s, in time banks the lawyer’s hour equals the same time dollar as the laborer’s. Unlike a barter economy of traded favors – the auto mechanic tunes up the car of the plumber who then fixes the mechanic’s leaky sink – time bank members pay it forward. Unlike a traditional bank, time banks regularly schedule social events and, in more diverse communities, build bridges across racial and ethnic divides.
Anyone can become a member of the Time Trade Circle. Individuals, groups, organizations, government agencies, churches, businesses; they all can become members, and contribute time, energies, skills and resources.
To join, one must:
attend an orientation meeting
create an account on the Time Trade Circle website
Since 2007, The Time Trade Circle has steadily grown in number, hours traded, and geographic scope. Originally centered around the community of Cambridge, MA, the Time Trade Circle now includes over 900 members throughout the state of Massachusetts, including Worcester, Boston metro area, South Shore, North Shore, and Western Massachusetts.
Stone Soup, http://www.stonesoupworcester.org/, the host of the orientation, is a volunteer run organization that brings together various Worcester leadership development and organizing groups doing social, environmental and economic justice work in the city of Worcester MA.
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
8:30pm – 12 midnight
at Raymundo’s Restaurant in City Lights Sports Bar & Grill 395 Grafton St
Rising from the Ashes (both Stone Soup and Pupuseria!) Dancing, Food & Drinks
Live music featuring: Spreadin’ Rhythm Around
the new Harlem Swing Trio featuring
Nat Needle on stride piano & vocals Camille Collins Lovell on violin & vocals
& Jamie Butrym on upright bass & vocals!
$10 Suggested donation benefits Stone Soup Community Center’s fire rebuild.
Food purchased benefits Raymundo’s Restaurant’s (formerly Pupusería la Salvadoreña) re-opening after the fire.