Have you ever known someone who needed help beyond what you alone could provide?
Have you ever felt helpless in your efforts to assist a family in need?
Would you like to be the difference in someone's life?
As an individual, there is not much that you or I can do to financially assist anyone in such a
way that it will truly alleviate their burden. Many of us have families and other expenses that
does not leave much in the way of extra at the end of the month. Collectively we can change
the world, at least the world of the recipient.
How does one change the world? Practice random acts of kindness every day.
The “CuppaDay” started as a one-time event asking our friends, acquaintances and business
associates from all over the world, to assist a family in need of financial assistance to travel
for medical tests. The outpouring of love and compassion was simply incredible and this
great family was able to complete this trip, much in part to you all. All that was asked was to
give up one cup of coffee (apx. $2.00) and send this in an envelope directly to this family.
Some folks sent $2.00, some $5.00, others $10.00 and more. In addition to this, some
organizations and individuals wanted to donate online and also asked if this donation could
be tax deductible. In establishing the CuppaDay as a mission of the Stable Coffeehouse
(www.stablecoffeehouse.com), a ministry of Matthews Memorial Church
(www.matthewsmemorial.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we were able to do just
that. We have also established a non-profit, charitable organization account with PayPal.
We will accept, review and pray over nominations for whom to send the funds to. 100% of the
funds collected will go to the selected person(s) in need. It could be $20.00 or it could be
$2,000.00 but ask yourself this; If you were in a tough spot, a hopeless situation and
someone, friends or complete strangers were to help you out, would that have an effect on
So moving forward, we are going to ask everyone to reach out to their network of friends and
family and give up that one cup of coffee/chai/tea/power drink to one common account that is
non-profit and tax deductible that will go to someone in need. They will not be aware of this
until they receive the check and a letter from all of you wishing them the best and telling them
about the joys of giving. Very similar to the concept of “pay it forward”.
The recipient will be different each time and we will need your help to advise of those in
need. There is no risk. No commitment or obligation. There is no minimum or maximum
donation. You will be able to attach your personal messages or prayers to the letter we send
with the check. Will you join us?
Let's be that difference!
Kurt Stahl – Co-Founder & Host
The Stable Coffeehouse
Serving up Hope, one cup at a time
or mail your donation to:
The Stable Coffeehouse
c/o Matthews Memorial
128 Gorham Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Please note: Cuppa Day
We recently learned of a family in need and would encourage and be thankful
for whatever help you might give.
Our next recipient of assistance is a young man in his early 40's, married,
with two young children. On Wednesday, July 10, Steve and his wife hurried
to the ER when Steve began experiencing focus and depth perception issues
- with no obvious cause. At the University of MN Fairview Hospital, it was
discovered that he had four lesions on his brain, one of them bleeding, and
they immediately put him into ICU. Subsequent CT Scans and MRIs lead the
doctors to state that he has metastatic melanoma in his brain and there are
more lesions in his upper and middle lower back that also appear to be
metastatic melanoma. There are also unknown spots in his lungs and liver.
We ask that you place this family in your prayers, as those are what are
needed most. Due to the amount of time Steve must miss from work and the
medical bills (deductible) that they must face, we are asking people to give as
their hearts lead them. It is our mission, collectively, to help this family in
need. The donation buttons on this page will take you to our PayPal site
where you can help. All donations will be collected and 100% of which will be
given to this family. It is our hope and prayer that you will join us in helping
those in need.
Steve's wife, Lisa, even made this statement on a CaringBridge.com post
"We know that so many of you have personal stories & connections with
cancer and understand the tough fight & road ahead. Please pray to
whomever is your guide (we believe they all listen!) & send Steve your most
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Please read below to learn more about the CuppaDay Mission join us to
become a part of this amazing journey!
It is my honor to announce Chase Tillar Walker as the 2012 CuppaDay
Servant of the Year. This young man (age 4) has collected over 130 toys for
children in need this year and has encouraged many to join him. This means
that he has made a difference in well over 100 lives through his kindness!
Amazing! This is the true spirit of what this mission is about and I applaud
and thank Chase for giving so much for others.