Stone Soup Network

Imagine an entire community looking after their neighbours! Stone Soup Network is working to make this possible. Sharing abundance, building healthy neighbourhoods.

What Can You Offer?

What would you like to offer? Can you provide a meal or a pair of movie tickets? Can you cut hair or tune up a bike? How would you like to help a neighbour?

What Do You Need?

What do you need? A child’s birthday gift? Help filing an income tax form? A visit to a dentist? How can your neighbours help?

Donations

Yes, we also accept cash. Donations help to support our operations and grow more Stone Soup communities.

We keep a list of donated products (movie tickets, store gift cards or other merchandise) and services (legal, dental, personal, financial) and make them available to the “social connectors” of the community, people like social workers or religious leaders. They help make the connection between the donations and the people who need them most.

Refugee Make Over

You know that feeling when you really need a hair cut? Now imagine you’re a refugee, looking after your husband and your daughter, with no time or money to worry about anything other than survival. But you really need a hair cut. Now imagine you’re a young hairdresser. Someone approaches you and asks if you would consider coming to visit the refugee and cutting her hair. What would you say? In this real-life example, what you’d say is: “That’s incredible. I was just talking with my boyfriend about how I’d like to contribute to the community. But what can I do? All I know how to do is cut hair.” We all have gifts to share. What’s yours?

Do you have a Stone Soup Story? Tell us about it.

Mom’s Night Out

A family of five, living well below the poverty line in Toronto, are hit with the devastating news that mom has breast cancer. Faith and love help them survive the year of chemotherapy and surgery, but life has been hard. As mom’s birthday approaches the children beg for dinner in a restaurant to celebrate; but dad can’t even find enough food for tomorrow’s school lunches. A restaurant owner steps in and offers a free celebratory dinner for the family because he knows that it takes more than grocery store gift cards to feed the soul. “It was such a small thing for me,” he says, “and it meant so much to them.” Do you have a “small thing” to share?

Do you have a Stone Soup Story? Tell us about it.

Supported by the South West Presbytery and The United Church of Canada Foundation