Support our Cause Or Volunteer!
In this season of giving, we hope you will consider a meaningful gift to help support Stone Soup's culinary training program. Your gift of:
$99 - Helps us start our 99-Club. This will lead to a recurring gift of $99 each month that brings you closer to our Stone Soup community. Members of the 99-Club will have first dibs at volunteer opportunities, priority booking for dining events, and the ability to establish meaningful relationships with our Program Participants.
$256 - Provides the training materials for an entire cohort (four people) during their three-month training program. This includes copies of the curriculum, office supplies, uniforms, knives and other training basics.
$780 - Pays for a two-week stipend for a Program Participant. These stipends help participants pay for rent, monthly bills, and other expenses, giving them a chance to earn their way back into society.
$2500 - Covers our Train the Trainer Program. This is capacity building for our chef trainers to continue their education with FareStart, our partners from Seattle.
$5000 - Meets the cost of putting one program participant through the entire three-month training program. By covering their stipend and our related operating expenses, you are getting a family like Shaun's back on their feet.
$10,000 - Allows us to grow Stone Soup's volunteer program, increasing the number of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups, and helping support an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator who will recruit, train and organize Stone Soup volunteers.
THANK YOU for your contribution!
Stone Soup PDX is a 501(c)(3) public charity, so your gift is fully tax-deductible. You will receive a tax acknowledgement receipt by email.
If you prefer not to donate online, you can mail your checks payable to Stone Soup PDX:
306 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
We're all about collaboration! Stone Soup is looking for specialized volunteers to help with food service, cooking, fundraising, marketing or mentoring. Fill out this form and we'll match you with the right job!
Why you should support Stone Soup...
Most people think that children being raised in tents on the side of the road is heartbreaking.
Yet often we don't know what to do with this frustration, and it becomes a fleeting thought that eventually is ignored.
But ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away.
Stone Soup is offering a chance for everyone to be involved in finding solutions to these problems.
Simply by eating at our establishment, you are helping to provide training opportunities for our program participants, which jump starts their culinary career. If you are hungry, come and share a meal with us. Pay more to help support our programs, or pay less if your budget is a little tight this week.
Can't join us for a meal? You can still donate to our programs below. Or contact us to set up regular donation.
If you or someone you know would be interested in joining an upcoming training class, please email us to express interest.