Empty Bowls - a Night for Haiti
Mark Terry, assistant professor of art and event coordinator
A benefit dinner to help those rebuilding their lives after the Jan. 12 earthquake
Join George Fox University in assisting those still putting their lives back together in Haiti. For $12, you will receive a meal in a handmade ceramic bowl created by one of our students, guest artists or faculty members. There is a $48 maximum charge per family.
All proceeds will go to the Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that shares God’s love and compassion by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.
Also partnering in the effort is food service provider Bon Appetit, which is donating food for the event.
12 hours, 1,500 bowls
In February, our artists created more than 1,500 bowls in less than 12 hours. Well-known potters, including Don Sprague, Nils and Diane Lou, and Don and Cindy Hoskisson, joined the effort, and dozens of volunteers turned out to make bowls or massage sore muscles.
This marks the university’s third Empty Bowls fundraiser. In 2005, nearly $20,000 was raised to assist the “untouchable” caste on the coast of India after the tsunami. Before that, $8,000 was raised at "Empty Bowls for Aubrey," an event to benefit a local child stricken with leukemia.
Buy a bowl or donate online
Can’t make the dinner but still wish to contribute? Here are some ways you can:
- Bowls created by our artists are available on eBay. The bidding will end on April 15, a day before the dinner.
- Visit the Mennonite Central Committee Haiti earthquake relief page, fill in the dollar amount and click “Add to basket” to make an online donation.