Empty Bowls in Collinwood

potters on their wheels

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, Ginn Academy will hold its 2nd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in the library media center to directly support The Cleveland Food Bank.  For a $10 donation, you can select a handmade bowl created in our art studio by a member of the Ginn Academy ceramics program—both teachers and students participate.  Your bowl will then be filled with homemade soup—this year’s offerings are broccoli & cheese, steak & potato, vegetarian minestrone, chicken tortilla, and matzo ball—you can also choose turkey chili.  Included will also be a spoon wrapped in linen, along with a slice of freshly baked bread—rustic Italian, multi-grain, or homemade cornbread.

Please come to the Ginn Academy from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to support this important event for those in need in Northeast Ohio throughout the winter months.  Last year well over $1,000 was raised from this event for The Cleveland Food Bank.  We hope to make this year’s event an even greater success.

An additional table of beautiful, handmade ceramic pieces will be hosted by Mrs. Rickel.  Anyone interested in making an additional donation to The Cleveland Food Bank can choose from a range of art pieces from $5 and up.

Helping to Feed People in Need

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. http://www.emptybowls.net/

This fundraiser has been organized by Judy Rickel, ceramics teacher at the Ginn Academy.

Photos courtesy of Claire Lucas

Adrienne Khan

Ginn Academy Library Media Specialist

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