Let the fun (and fundraising) begin!!!
Empty Bowls is a regionally executed, national event that seeks to raise money and awareness for those who haven’t enough to eat through the sale of handmade ceramic bowls.
The story goes:
In 1990, a high school art teacher in Michigan created an event – selling ceramic bowls – to help students raise money for a food drive. Making the bowls became a class project for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread. The bowls were theirs to keep as a reminder of hunger in the world.
By the following year, the originators had expanded the idea into Empty Bowls; an event that would help provide for food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations that help fight hunger.
So then, every October throughout the country, Empty Bowl events raise thousands of dollars to support local charities that support those in need.
On October 28th, Mesa Community College will host their event to benefit Paz de Cristo. There will be thousands of bowls to choose from – each bowl costs $10 – and a silent auction. This year there will also be an evening event on campus with live music by Desert Gumbo.
Be sure to make plans to attend if you’re in the area. Not from this neck of the woods? Look for an Empty Bowl event near you and have fun!