Empty Bowls (Nov 10)

The Art League of Long Island, in collaboration with the Suffolk County Council VFW, is hosting a community fundraising event known internationally as “Empty Bowls” on Sunday, November 10 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Empty Bowls began almost 30 years ago as a charitable event by artists and students to raise funds to end hunger and food insecurity. What began in one local community in Michigan became a grassroots movement happening in communities throughout the world. The concept is simple, guests who pay a $20 donation will select a handcrafted ceramic bowl to take home as a reminder of those who have been less fortunate. Soup and salad will be provided with the $20 donation (disposable ware provided) . Proceeds from this collaborative fundraiser will be donated to the Suffolk County Council VFW. Those who wish to donate in advance can do so online at https://www.artleagueliregistration.org/class/special-events/194-eb/empt…

The ceramic bowls will be created several weeks prior at the Art League of Long Island’s ceramics center. Ceramicists, Potters, and Artists are invited to get involved and donate time to create the bowls on October 13 and do the painting and glazing on October 27. All who wish to participate in bowl creation or to donate bowls must contact Ceramics Department Head Puneeta Mittal at pmittal@artleagueli.org before October 13. Bowl donors are free to review the guidelines below*.

SCCVFW is a 501(c) Veteran Service Organization that helps veterans and their families in need in Suffolk County. SCCVFW supports programs and raises funds to help feed veterans, provide cars, build homes and provide grants for veterans and their families in need on a local, national and international level. All donations to SCCVFW are tax except.

*Bowl donors must be aware of the following:
Include full name of the person/s and institution/organization/business donating bowls
ALL glazed bowls MUST come with food safe guarantee
ALL bowls MUST hold 10 oz of soup/liquid minimum
ALL bowls MUST be delivered to the Art League latest by November 1 or email pmittal@artleagueli.org to make arrangements for pickup latest by October 30.
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