Stone Soup Story

Many versions of this story exist…here is just one.

Once upon a time, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day, a kindly looking stranger came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night.

“There’s not a bite to eat in the whole province,” he was told. “Better keep moving on.”

“Oh, I have everything I need,” he said. “In fact, I was thinking of making some stone soup to share with all of you.” He pulled an iron cauldron from his wagon, filled it with water, and built a fire under it. Then, with great ceremony, he drew an ordinary-looking stone from a velvet bag and dropped it into the water.

By now, hearing the rumor of food, most of the villagers had come to the square or watched from their windows. As the stranger sniffed the “broth” and licked his lips in anticipation, hunger began to overcome their skepticism.

“Ahh,” the stranger said to himself rather loudly, “I do like a tasty stone soup. Of course, stone soup with cabbage — that’s hard to beat.”

Soon a villager approached hesitantly, holding a cabbage he’d retrieved from its hiding place and added it to the pot.

“Wonderful” cried the stranger. “You know, I once had stone soup with cabbage and a bit of salt beef as well, and it was fit for a king.”

The village butcher managed to find some salt beef . . . and so it went, through potatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and so on, until there was indeed a delicious meal for all.

The Moral of the Story:

By working together, with everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved.

 

 

JOIN US SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd for our annual Community Potluck Dinner after our Backpacking event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/502779243538415/

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Support Detroit SOUP..they help so many small projects reach farther!

Burners Without Borders Detroit is still thankful to Detroit SOUP 7 yrs later! They really helped us level up.

https://detroitsoup.com/burners-without-borders/

 

 

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2018 Burners without Borders Detroit Community Potluck Dinner

BWB Detroit has been hosting a community dinner for the last what 6 years now…please join us again for the annual event. Join us as we together build community by breaking bread together with love ones and new friends.

Please bring a dish to pass.. and let us know what you are bringing to the potluck so we don’t have 12 pans of cornbread casserole! Mmmm cornbread http://tinyurl.com/zd7kn9y

There is a tab for the food and a tab for helping to set up and tear down.. please help if you can.

If you care to volunteer to help coordinate this please sign up on the bottom of the spread-sheet above..the more the easier!

Please label your food so folks with allergies or restrictive diets know what they can enjoy.

Please know any leftover food will be taken directly to the Veterans Center on Milwaukee..just as we have done for the last five years. If you have containers you do not mind leaving there please bring them.. that helps us transport food. We may need volunteers for this too!!

This is also the time of year BWB Detroit is in full speed for raising awareness of the homeless issue in Detroit and collecting items to help them out with our Homeless Backpack Project

If you have socks, gloves, water, juice boxes, hand-warmers, and small hygiene products please bring them as well as our Packing Event will be earlier that day.. please consider joining us for that.. the link to the event is below.

BIG thanks to Joe Van Bael for allowing us to use the Tangent AGAIN!!!. Any cash donations at the door will be given to him to offset the cost of his helping us out. (think $2-5 to help him help us!!)

Also please consider coming to or donating to the BWB Backpacking event happening earlier this day at the same location… see how easy we are making it;
https://www.facebook.com/events/869432226513725/

Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

EVENT PAGE;

https://www.facebook.com/events/502779243538415/?active_tab=about

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2018 Burners without Borders Detroit Homeless Backpack packing

  • Again winter is quickly approaching and this is when the homeless need Y/OUR help the most.

    The hosts of this event are prepping for the annual backpack packing event.

    We will soon post information about our BWB Community Holiday Dinner. It will be on the same day in the same location. We encourage you to attend both events so we can build relationships and community. We believe that when we break bread it will strengthen further relationships. We hope you will join us for both!

    Feel free to come at any part you can with no obligation to stay any longer than you can!!! All help counts!!

    PLEASE PICK 1 of 2 SHIFTS TO ATTEND SO WE ARE NOT OVERSTAFFED!!

    We love volunteers and want to utilize your time efficiently!

    Two shifts:
    *12:30 -2:00pm to help sort and set up.
    small break
    * 2:30 to 4pm to pack and clean up.

    Special Third Shift
    5:30 to 6:30pm get packs not taken by volunteers to off-site storage

    YOU MUST have Google Docs “sheets” installed on your phone in order to edit and add your name.

    Check out the tab labeled “Set Up for Backpacking” to sign up.
    http://tinyurl.com/zd7kn9y

    Additional volunteers will be arriving at 3:00 to set up for the Potluck dinner..if you want to assist there is a sign up at the bottom of the potluck sign up page- http://tinyurl.com/zd7kn9y
    There is a tab for helping with set up and for bringing a dish!

    Proposed Outline. Please keep in mind all is subject to change. It is about the flow!

    12:30-4pm at Tangent Gallery

    12:30 -1:00pm
    Need volunteers to unload vehicles and get supplies into the building. Set up the backpacks and supplies Detroit assembly style.

    1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Unpack and strip the supplies of packaging/wrapping.

    2:30pm – 4:00pm
    Pack the backpacks.

    4:30pm – 5:00pm
    Load full packs into the truck and deliver to storage facility down the street.

    5:00pm – 6:00pm (or whenever)
    Enjoy dinner at The Tangent Gallery. Click below for that event.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/186451585249910/

    By doing these two events on the same day and location it allows people a chance to get to know each other better by volunteering and breaking bread together! All things very near and dear to my heart (says doxie).

    WHAT- BWB DETROIT Homeless BackPacking Event
    WHEN- Sunday, December 2, 2018 (again not the holiday weekend this year!)
    TIME- varies based on what shift you pick—this gives a lot of opportunities to engage.
    WHERE- Tangent gallery..cuz Joe is amazing year after year after year!

    715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, Michigan 48202

    Thank you Charles A. Gothique and DAMNED as well as donors to BWB Detroit online.

    There is an Amazon wishlist page that will send items directly to doxies house
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/giftlist/34UP3MTZLH5FE/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_4

     DOLLAR TREE WISH LIST-https://www.dollartree.com/wishlist/IGF5DZN33YDzHPGQUOaMo29j

    We have already purchased a ton of supplies..like the backpacks and food supplies/gloves/hats/socks…etc. We are in need of $5.00 McDonald’s gift cards.

    We will need more hand warmers and hygiene packs. That is what we are lacking at the moment. Inventory will hopefully be done soon to help us know what else is needed. So for now mostly what we need is YOU!! We need you to help sort the items, strip the packaging, organize the tables, set up the tables, make hygiene packs, then fill the backpacks and load them up and deliver them to storage and clean up. It seems like a ton of work but the more folks helping the easier it is! We accomplish this task together every year!

 

CHECK OUT THE PAGE-

https://www.facebook.com/events/869432226513725/

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Tis the season- 2018 Burners without Borders Detroit Homeless Backpack packing

Again winter is quickly approaching and this is when the homeless need Y/OUR help the most.

The hosts of this event are prepping for the annual backpack packing event.

We will soon post information about our BWB Community Holiday Dinner. It will be on the same day in the same location. We encourage you to attend both events so we can build relationships and community. We believe that when we break bread it will strengthen further relationships. We hope you will join us for both!

Feel free to come at any part you can with no obligation to stay any longer than you can!!! All help counts!!

PLEASE PICK 1 of 2 SHIFTS TO ATTEND SO WE ARE NOT OVERSTAFFED!!

We love volunteers and want to utilize your time efficiently!

Two shifts:
*12:30 -2:00pm to help sort and set up.
small break
* 2:30 to 4pm to pack and clean up.

Special Third Shift
5:30 to 6:30pm get packs not taken by volunteers to off-site storage

Check out the tab labeled “Set Up for Backpacking” to sign up.
http://tinyurl.com/zd7kn9y

Additional volunteers will be arriving at 3:00 to set up for the Potluck dinner..if you want to assist there is a sign up at the bottom of the potluck sign up page- http://tinyurl.com/zd7kn9y
There is a tab for helping with set up and for bringing a dish!

Proposed Outline. Please keep in mind all is subject to change. It is about the flow!

12:30-4pm at Tangent Gallery

12:30 -1:00pm
Need volunteers to unload vehicles and get supplies into the building. Set up the backpacks and supplies Detroit assembly style.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Unpack and strip the supplies of packaging/wrapping.

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Pack the backpacks.

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Load full packs into the truck and deliver to storage facility down the street.

5:00pm – 6:00pm (or whenever)
Enjoy dinner at The Tangent Gallery. Click below for that event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/186451585249910/

By doing these two events on the same day and location it allows people a chance to get to know each other better by volunteering and breaking bread together! All things very near and dear to my heart (says doxie).

WHAT- BWB DETROIT Homeless BackPacking Event
WHEN- Sunday, December 2, 2018 (again not the holiday weekend this year!)
TIME- varies based on what shift you pick—this gives a lot of opportunities to engage.
WHERE- Tangent gallery..cuz Joe is amazing year after year after year!

Thank you Charles A. Gothique and DAMNED as well as donors to BWB Detroit online.

There is an Amazon wishlist page that will send items directly to doxies house
https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/giftlist/34UP3MTZLH5FE/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_4

We have already purchased a ton of supplies..like the backpacks and food supplies/gloves/hats/socks…etc. We are in need of $5.00 McDonald’s gift cards.

We will need more hand warmers and hygiene packs. That is what we are lacking at the moment. Inventory will hopefully be done soon to help us know what else is needed. So for now mostly what we need is YOU!! We need you to help sort the items, strip the packaging, organize the tables, set up the tables, make hygiene packs, then fill the backpacks and load them up and deliver them to storage and clean up. It seems like a ton of work but the more folks helping the easier it is! We accomplish this task together every year!

WHAT – BWB Detroit Homeless Backpacking event
WHEN -Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 12:30 PM – 5 PM
WHERE- Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom 715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit,            CONTACT- Doxie at dkaltz@gmail.com or 313.608.4580

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Hot DAMNED….ten years of gratitude!

To you amazing DAMNED patrons and online fans who purchased raffle tickets for the Atelier Gothique fundraiser, THANK YOU!

With your generosity, we raised $1459 for Burners without Borders Detroit! This will greatly help to purchase much needed basic-need supplies (canned goods, water, toiletries, underclothing, gloves, blankets, etc) to create hundreds of survival backpacks for those on our cold streets and not in the crowded homeless shelters. This is real-life grassroots community “giving” by volunteers in the true spirit of the word with no corporate management profiteering and your generosity makes this happen!

And 2018 marks the 10th year of this wonderful fundraiser, which has generated $9785 since 2009 to help our friends in dire need in the winter. You are all truly making a difference in Detroit!

Want to have fun, help more, make new friends and be a part of something truly special? Attend the upcoming BWBD backpacking party on December 2nd:

2018 Burners without Borders Detroit Homeless Backpack packing
https://www.facebook.com/events/869432226513725/

Thank you again and remember: Be the change you wish to see in Detroit!

P.S. Much heartfelt DAMNED gratitudes goes to Dekilah and the DAMNED Devil Girls & Guys (JessicaLynnRachelRyanStacey & Yana) for their hard work in selling nearly 271 raffle tickets during the event to make this a reality. Without you all, this can never happen each DAMNED year.

P.P.S. And tremendous gratitude goes to Atelier Gothique for their generous donation of their fine alternative jewelry to the raffle each year! Please check out their work at: http://www.ateliergothique.com/

 

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The Nonsensus Man and doxie talking BWB Detroit .. from July 31, 2017

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