How You Can Join the Highland/Milford Empty Bowl Project
The Empty Bowl Project is a grassroots effort to help put an end to hunger in the Highland and Milford areas. To join in The Empty Bowl Project, all you have to do is purchase and paint a bowl by attending or hosting a bowl-painting party.
One bowl painting event, a Sip and Dip Charity Paint Party, will be held at Huron Valley Council for the Arts on February 19 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Those who attend the 1:00 PM party will not only be able to decorate a bowl, they will also be provided with tea, scones, and other delicious treats to enjoy while decorating your bowl. The 7:00 PM party will include wine, cheeses, and other snacks while painting. Admission for the 1:00 PM party is $25 and $35 for the 7:00 PM party. Tickets are available to purchase online through the Huron Valley Council for the Arts website. The price of admission includes the cost of the bowl, which will be provided for at the event.
Anyone who purchases and decorates a bowl is invited to attend The Main Event at Bakers of Milford on May 31 from 12:00-3:00 PM. At The Main Event, attendees will be able to sample a variety of soups and breads provided by local restaurants. If you aren’t able to decorate a bowl but still want to attend, bowls designed by local students and potters will be available to purchase at The Main Event. If you would like to decorate your own bowl, they are $15 for adults and $10 for kids and teenagers. The bowls available to purchase at The Main Event will be $17 for adults and kids 12 and under will be able to join in for just $5.
The Empty Bowl Project aims to create and sell over 1,000 bowls for this year’s event. All proceeds will go to benefit the Community Sharing Outreach Program in Highland, Michigan. The Community Sharing Outreach Program started as a foodbank to help unemployed or underemployed people in the Milford area, but has expanded their services to also include providing clothing, pet food, referrals to other assistance programs, emergency financial assistance to prevent eviction and utility shut-offs, and more. Over the course of a year, the Community Sharing Outreach Program provides food for over 185,000 meals, clothing for over 1,000 people, and over $60,000 in emergency financial assistance.