94.7 WCSX Stone Soup Project 1971 Corvette Stingray

March 8, 2015


Twelve years ago, 94.7 WCSX did a wacky radio promotion challenging listeners to rebuild a junker car, soley on donations, into a classic car.   It quickly became something more than a stunt. Metro Detroiters opened their garages and their wallets to build the first car. Mechantics and bump-shops volunteered their time and parts. Raffle tickets were sold and 100% of the proceeds went to a local charity. Stone Soup Project™ was born and has raised over 1.2 million dollars for local chariteis and the cars themselves have won awards.

This yearStone Soup 2015’s Stone Soup Project™ car is being donated by Dorothy Gibson of Jeddo Michigan who is a long time listener of 94.7 WCSX and followed the Stone Soup Project for years. Dorothy contacted 94.7 WCSX morning show co-host, Jim O’Brien, who also oversees the Stone Soup Project™ and told him she wanted to donate a 1971 Corvette Stingray to be fixed up and raffled off to benefit Holy Cross Children’s Services.

WCSX has once again teamed up some great sponsors to help with the Stone Soup project. Washtenaw Community College will provide a home for the Stone Soup Corvette while they begin the work on the build of the car. One of the first things 94.7 WCSX needs to decide is the paint color! BASF will be donating the paint. They have selected some of their top paint colors and WCSX is asking listeners to help decide what colors to paint the car. Log onto www.WCSX.com to vote.

94.7 WCSX has already received a commitment from McLaren Industries in Livonia towards build/re-build of the Stone Soup motor.

Holy Cross Children’s Services will benefit from the proceeds of the Stone Soup Project™ and will be on-site selling raffle tickets at Autorama all weekend. Raffle tickets are $10 each. You can also purchase them on-line at www.WCSX.com.

If you or your organization would like to donate time, money or resources to the Stone Soup Project™, e-mail stonesoup@wcsx.com or call WCSX at 313-298-9279.

Everyone is invited to follow the progress of the project by attending any of the WCSX Stone Soup Project™ meetings or visiting the WCSX web site at www.WCSX.com.

Stone Soup Project could not be possible without the help from BASF, Washtenaw Community College, McLaren Industries, Weingartz, HD Radio, Monighan’s Towing and the many volunteers who donate their time to the project.

About Holy Cross Children’s Services:
Founded in 1948 by the Michigan Catholic Bishops, Knights of Columbus, and the Brothers of Holy Cross Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross Children’s Services (HCCS) is one of the largest private providers of specialized schools and children’s services throughout Michigan. To give children their best chance at a successful life, HCCS advocates for Michigan’s forgotten children – the abused, abandoned and neglected – and provides a network of services across the state that includes: foster care, supervised independent living, specialized residential and day treatment services, community-based treatment services, onsite schools and neighborhood support centers. HCCS is accredited by CARF International (Commission Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities), which recognizes HCCS as having the highest levels of transparency, integrity, and personalized care of at-risk children within all HCCS programs. The HCCS website is www.nochildforgotten.org.