Empty Bowls Projects
Clayfolk has a history of support to Southern Oregon's Empty Bowls. Donations of pottery items provide organizations with the means to acquire money through sales and auctions. In turn, this money supports hunger programs.
Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.
Empty Bowls allows participating artists to create and donate bowls, then serve a simple meal. In exchange for the meal, and the bowl, guests contribute a suggested minimum donation. One hundred percent of each meal's proceeds are devoted to local hunger-fighting organizations or charitable groups.
The objectives of “Empty Bowls” are :
Clayfolk supports Empty Bowls events in both Jackson and Josephine Counties, by donating at the end of the show each year and by collecting bowls when the events roll around each year. Jackson County runs their event earlier in the year but Josephine County Empty bowls is held in October. World Food Day is the sixteenth of October this year.
Josephine County Empty Bowls
The eighth annual Empty Bowls event in Grants Pass, Oregon will be held at Parkway Christian Center located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass on October 13, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our own community, as well as in the world. Let's get out there and help feed the hungry in our community.
In Josephine Country the sponsor of the event is Options, a mental health organization. Donations can be take to Ellen Johnson at Options at 1215 SW G Street, Grants Pass. Email Ellen at email@example.com or call 541 476-2373.
Or contact : Roxanne Hunnicutt or 541.479.1349
Empty Bowls for Jackson County
The Jackson County event is held in May at First United Methodist Church -WESLEY HALL 175 N. Main St., Ashland, Oregon. TICKETS are $25. Twelve and under are free. Door Sales begin at 5 PM.
Last year after expenses, Peace house was able to give $1000 to the three beneficiaries, Uncle Foods Diner, ACCESS and Food Angels, an amount exceeding previous years.
If you would like to donate a bowl for the event please contact : Amy Segovia or 909.706.5030