Tuesday, September 2

Empty Bowls

I wanted to tell you more about another Potters Guild event... at least this special one which I absolutely love and support.....  Allen, as Ceramics & Arts teacher at El Cajon High School, has his students participate as craftspeople. 

Here's how it works (taken from Empty Bowls website):
"Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity."
Empty Bowls
The members of the San Diego Potters Guild support two Empty Bowls events in San Diego each year by donating handmade bowls and items for the silent auctions. Coronado High School Empty Bowls raises money for The Hunger Project in downtown San Diego. La Jolla United Methodist Church hosts the other Empty Bowls event and raises money for TACO (Third Avenue Charitable Organization) in downtown San Diego. In 2011 these two events raised $30,000 to help combat hunger right here in San Diego.

"It is the collective genius of all the people involved that has made Empty Bowls what it has become. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations. We could never have imagined all the things people have done or all the ways the project has touched people."

"The largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, Feeding America, reports that the nation's food banks could soon be overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the most recent recession and the number of food stamp recipients has increased dramatically. Your help is needed now more than ever. Please find the time, make the commitment, get involved. Your single effort can have a profound impact.

Empty Bowl Links:

Next time you're over at the Reed Ranch 
I'll show  you my "empty bowl" I got from Allen.... 
and let me know if you want to come 
with me to the next event this Spring!

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