Monday, March 30, 2009

Empty Bowls

This past weekend my sister Carol participated in a Bowl-a-Thon for Clay Arts Utah. She threw thirteen bowls on a pottery wheel, which were trimmed and will be glazed by other artists. She also donated two bowls that she had already thrown, trimmed, and glazed.

The actual Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 3, 2009 at the St. Vincent de Paul Resource Center. You can visit the Utah Empty Bowls website for details.

Basically, you go to the soup kitchen, pay $15 for a simple soup-kitchen meal, and get to take home a handmade bowl of your choice. Additional bowls can be purchased for $15 each. Proceeds go to Catholic Community Services of Utah, to feed the hungry.

As an aside, Carol has only made a couple of entries to her blog so far, but they are entries that I highly recommend. This world would be a better place if everyone would listen to her. I hope she writes more.


Lauren said...

Hey, I have heard about the Empty Bowls fundraiser. I think I have a neighbor that is actively involved as well. It sounds like a great cause.

Kelley said...

That sounds like wonderful idea. Fun, too.

Give your sister a hug from me the next time you see her, please. :)