Teachers, students, administrators and members of the Georgetown ISD community donated their one of a kind “Empty Bowls Project” bowls to The Caring Place to raise money for The Caring Place Food Pantry. Bowls will be revealed on Thursday, July 16th in The Shops at The Caring Place at 2000 Railroad Avenue. The Store is open Monday-Friday, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Prices will vary between $5 and $20 each for these limited edition bowls.
What is the Empty Bowls Project? The Empty Bowls Project typically allows participating artists to create and donate bowls, then serve a simple meal. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. These handcrafted bowls were created just before Spring Break with the intention of holding this type of traditional event. The Ceramics classes and National Art Honor Society members at Georgetown High School coordinated a community bowl making event and a glazing day event. Students learned about hunger in the community and about The Caring Place’s work during class. Students planned to sell the bowls at an event in April, but COVID-19 halted that fundraiser. Ms. Morin reached out to The Caring Place to find a new way for the work of the Georgetown ISD community to benefit the organization. There will be no meal, but the bowls will be available for sale.
“We are honored to have this student work at The Caring Place benefiting the organization. We love that high school students not only learned about bowl making in class, but also about basic needs in their community,” shares Communications Manager, Jill Nalley. She continues, “This is a testament of GISD’s commitment to service as they educate our children.”
Georgetown High School Ceramics teacher Angela Morin adds, “The Georgetown community’s support of the Fine Arts in GISD is how our students have access to programs like Ceramics. When I spoke to my students about hunger in our community, many felt inspired to pay it forward and participated well beyond the requirements of the Empty Bowls assignment. I am ecstatic that The Caring Place has found a way to honor the commitment of the students, despite the COVID-19 setbacks.”
Georgetown ISD and The Caring Place invite you to begin buying the bowls on July 16th during store hours. You can find pictures of the bowls prior to the reveal on The Caring Place Facebook page: @caringplacetx. Jill Nalley and Angela Morin will also talk a little about the bowls and the project on Facebook Live prior to the reveal in the store.
ABOUT THE CARING PLACE
Since 1985, The Caring Place has provided for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. Through two thrift stores, The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping, both in Georgetown, the organization is able to pay all operating expenses to serve a growing community. All monetary and food donations directly benefit neighbors needing assistance with food, utility, rent, transportation or medical assistance. The Caring Place is a community-based and community-supported organization. For more information on The Caring Place, visit www.caringplacetx.org.