Quantcast

Empty Bowls fundraiser raises nearly $18,800 - KOAM TV 7

Empty Bowls fundraiser raises nearly $18,800

Updated:

Updated December 3, 2013:  Last year the Empty Bowls Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser by the Salvation Army and Phoenix Fired Art raised about $12,000, and they ran out of bowls.

This year, the fundraiser raised nearly $18,800 to help fight hunger in the Joplin area.

 

NEWS RELEASE FROM PHOENIX FIRED ART

Our Second Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser was a great success. $18,798 was raised with a combination of raffle and the smooth transfer of 1000+ handmade bowls to new homes. 

Thanks to our 30+ talented potters, hard working volunteers, generous restaurants: Blackthorn Pizza, Caldone's, Club 609, Crabby's, Eagle Drive-In, Festival, Granny Shaffer's, Hackett's Hot Wings, Humble Pie & Blaze'n Coffee, Instant Karma, Kinnaree, Kitchen Pass,  M&M Bistro, Mohaska Farmhouse,  Orient Express, Q'doba, Panera, Schlotzsky's and Discount Smokes and Liquors.
 
A big thank you to our corporate sponsors: Downstream Casino, Empire District Electric, 
Leggett & Platt and Southwest Missouri Bank.
   
Local hunger relief programs administered through Crosslines, The Salvation Army and Watered Gardens will each receive their funds this week and continue their year round work of caring for the many hungry and food insecure people in Joplin. If you loved your soup and bread, please patronize and express your gratitude to the restaurants it came from.  If you love your new bowls, take a class at Phoenix and learn how to make them. Next November YOU could contribute a bowl or two to the event.

# # #

 

Posted November 21, 2013:  In Joplin, the Salvation Army and Phoenix Fired Art are joining forces again for the second annual Empty Bowls 2013 Bowl-A-Thon.

Last year, the fundraiser raised about $12,000, and they ran out of bowls.

This past July about 40 volunteers and students made as many bowls as they could.

And due to a good turnout last year, the event has been expanded to both lunch and dinner.

For a $15 donation you get a bowl and fill it up with soup provided by a number of area restaurants, with the proceeds going to Crosslines Food Pantry, the Salvation Army, and Watered Gardens, to help to fight hunger.

The dinner starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday).  It's at the Phoenix Fired Art Studio at 1603 South Main Street.

 
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Iola woman sentenced to 8 years for meth

    Iola woman sentenced to 8 years for meth

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:58:28 GMT
    Iola, KS - Stephanie Jo Troxel, 35, was sentenced yesterday to 8 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Daniel D. Creitz in Allen County District Court on methamphetamine charges. Troxel pled guilty in December 2013 to one count of distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of school property, two additional counts of distribution and one count of possession with intent to distribute.More >>
    Iola, KS - Stephanie Jo Troxel, 35, was sentenced yesterday to 8 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Daniel D. Creitz in Allen County District Court on methamphetamine charges. Troxel pled guilty in December 2013 to one count of distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of school property, two additional counts of distribution and one count of possession with intent to distribute.More >>
  • Color Dash is coming to Joplin

    Color Dash is coming to Joplin

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:35:51 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Come out and participate in your local Color Dash on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Landreth Park – Joplin, MO. The Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners, and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes! The dash is not timed - it's more about sharing memories, laughing, and getting colored like a bag of Skittles than competing. As participants run, walk (or even crawl) the course, our Dasher-Splasher volunteers will splash them with special colorful dust. Results...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Come out and participate in your local Color Dash on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Landreth Park – Joplin, MO. The Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners, and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes! The dash is not timed - it's more about sharing memories, laughing, and getting colored like a bag of Skittles than competing. As participants run, walk (or even crawl) the course, our Dasher-Splasher volunteers will splash them with special colorful dust. Results...More >>
  • New Leads Into Newton County Death

    New Leads Into Newton County Death

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:55:16 GMT
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.