There are many grassroots movements around the world that help support and alleviate the everyday life of thousands of people.
Empty Bowls is one of these extraordinary projects with a simple focus to both raise money, and create awareness in the fight to end world hunger. Since its establishment in 1990 by the American non-profit group Imagine Render, the programme has grown to reach global scales.
This creative and simple venture enables anyone from around the world to replicate its model and act locally while positively impacting on a major global issue. With a clear mission ‘to create positive and lasting change through the arts, education, and projects that build community’, Empty Bowls has even reached Australian shores.
Grace Removals Perth Office recently had the pleasure of putting some recycled boxes to good use by supplying them to Empty Bowls Perth, along with the necessary packing materials so they could store all their beautiful creations securely leading up to their scheduled June fundraising event.
Empty Bowls Perth has successfully created over 7500 handcrafted bowls and raised around $150,000 since their beginning in 2002. Their target this year is to create 1000 custom bowls for the big day and at last count they were up to number 333, so plenty more work ahead for the team of volunteers.
This year’s fundraising event is to be held at Christ Church Grammar School on the 21st of June, where the bowls will be sold for $20 each filled with soup and bread, and all the money going to FOODBANK WA.
To find out more about the Empty Bowls’ projects and see if there is a local event near where you live, check out their international events calendar here. You can also follow the Empty Bowls Perth 2015 Facebook page to stay informed about how they are tracking or if you cannot make their event, donate directly on the Foodbank WA website.