Each year we have Empty Bowls at Southwest School of Art / 300 Augusta Street. Guests select a bowl crafted by one of our local artisans along with a serving of soup and bread donated by local restaurants and caterers.
Potters will be making bowls all year long. We will have a Bowl-a-thon August 23 and 24th at Southwest School of Art.
There are many other ways you can help, including volunteering during the event.
For more information about how your participation can help, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the wonderful work that SAMMinistries does to help area families and the homeless, please visit their web site at www.samm.org.
Please join us March 3, 2013!
Members of the San Antonio Potters Guild held their first Empty Bowls event in November 2000 not too long after hearingabout this worthy cause. That first year in San Antonio, the event was housed in the Chapel of the Southwest School of Art and Craft. Members remember it was pouring rain.
"We had no idea if anyone would even show up. We were amazed at the turnout -- we ran out of soup and bowls, but raised around $11,000.00 on that day."
Each year, the amount donated to charity has grown as Guild members have become more and more involved. Sponsors have helped support the event through donations and the community has generously come to the event and gone home with hand-made bowls. Since that first year, the event has raised nearly $290,000 to benefit SAMMinistries, one of the largest charities providing services to the homeless in San Antonio and the surrounding area.
In addition to the great community support for Empty Bowls, much of the credit should go to the enormous generosity of the many hardworking potters who have donated thousands of bowls and other handcrafted items for the Empty Bowls sale and silent auction.
Through this effort, the Guild -- and you and our many community supporters for the event -- make a regular donation to fight hunger each year.