By Jessica Reinmann
Chappaqua Cares is hosting “Empty Bowls Westchester,” its first Fundraising Event, on Sunday, November 15, at The Whippoorwill Club in Armonk.
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: the community works together to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The Empty Bowls movement has taken off in many cities around the country and the world.
The money raised at Empty Bowls Westchester will be donated to the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, The Community Center of Northern Westchester and other food pantries around Northern Westchester. The Chappaqua Artists Guild is helping to paint and glaze 150 bowls. Chappaqua Cares has been hosting painting parties at local venues including Quaker Hill Tavern, Sherry B, Lange’s Little Store, and the Chappaqua Library to encourage community members to get involved in and excited about the event. Additionally, Chappauqa Cares is hoping that others in the community, both artists and families, will make their own bowls to donate.
There will also be a “Celebrity Bowls” silent auction where event attendees can bid on bowls signed and/or painted by celebrities in the sports, music, movie, television and political world. There will even be some very special bowls painted by some very recognizable “local celebrities”.
Event tickets are $125 and can be purchased through the Chappaqua Cares website at www.chappaquacares.org. To sponsor the event or donate a “Celebrity Bowl,” please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.