Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Empty Bowls Event

Join us for the Empty Bowls event on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 10:30am to 2:00pm at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.

This event is sponsored by the Ceramics Club at Oakton. Empty Bowls is a non-profit, global movement that has raised millions of dollars for food banks, soup kitchens, and other meal programs. Their philosophy, quite simply, is that no one should have an empty bowl.

Here's how it works. Stop by on Dec. 6th between 10:30am and 2:00pm. For a $12 donation, you can choose your favorite bowl from among hundreds of beautiful bowls, lovingly made by local ceramics artists, and share in a meal of soup and bread.

The bowl you have chosen is yours to keep as a reminder of the need for food throughout our area.

Last year, the Niles Township Food Pantry received $4,700 from the Empty Bowls event. This year, additional food pantries will be receiving funds, reducing the funds we will receive unless there is a significant increase in attendees and donations.

Please support our raffle of unique ceramic artwork. Tickets are $3 each or four for $10. Come to the Empty Bowls event to bid on additional silent auction prizes. Entertainment will be provided by Patchouli (, an acoustic duo whose songs about healing and compassion inspire the human spirit.

Please make time for this wonderful event for this wonderful cause!

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