Some of our HOME Project team members joined Dr. Diehr for a night of fun at her pottery studio and they're ready to show off their bowl-making skills with the world! Each year the HOME Project makes soup bowls that are donated to the Empty Bowls event in Milwaukee. We'd like to thank all of you for coming and participating in the production of 25 bowls.
That's $625 raised for food pantries for the homeless of Milwaukee. That's awesome!! 👏🏻
Hello World changers, HOME students, and good dirty fun lovers!
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our 2017 fundraiser, happening Sunday, October 8. We look forward to returning for a fifth year to the Kern Center on the Milwaukee School of Engineering Campus and are grateful to MSOE for all their generous support!
19th Annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls Event
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Kern Center – MSOE | 1245 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
Bowls: $25 each - includes 2 soup tickets
Kid-made Bowls: $10 each - includes 2 soup tickets
FREE Parking in the Viets Field structure (across the street from the Kern Center, below the athletic field) will once again be during our event! Free Sunday street parking is also available, but a bit more limited.
Since 1999, Milwaukee Empty Bowls has donated $704,000 to help feed those in need in the Milwaukee metro area. More than 95% of the funds raised during this perennially popular event – held around World Food Day – go directly to aid the hungry in our community.
Guests at our October event have their choice from a collection of more than 2,000 ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists, teachers and students.
Soups prepared by local chefs are served with bread and other refreshments. Some of the area’s top musicians entertain guests throughout the day. (Check back here or at our website as we continue to update information on this year's restaurants and supporters!) Guests take their bowls home to serve as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our community.
With the involvement and support of MSOE, local businesses and nearly 300 volunteers, proceeds from this year’s event will benefit several agencies in the Milwaukee area. Meet our 2017 recipient organization: Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Fondy Food Center, Repairers of the Breach, The Gathering, Milwaukee Christian Center, Guest House of Milwaukee, and Project Concern of Cudahy-St. Francis
We look forward to seeing you on October 9!
Thank you for supporting Milwaukee Empty Bowls!
Hello World changers, HOME students, and good dirty fun lovers!
It's time to sign up for the Bowl-A-Thon! Our 19th year, believe it or not! If you haven’t been to the bowl-a-thon in a while we would love to see your face and hands!
The Murray Hill Pottery Works Bowl-A-Thon is Saturday, May 13th from 9am till 5pm. You can find us at 2458 N Murray Avenue, Milwaukee.
We throw bowls on the wheel from 9am - 1pm, take a pot-luck lunch break from 1pm - 2pm and then trim from 2pm - 5pm. Clean Up from 5pm - 6pm. Please feel free to come and help as long as you like. If you know of friends or family that would like to help prepare clay, move bowls around, or clean up, please share this online sign up form with them and sign up yourselves to let us know you are coming: Murray Hill Bowl-A-Thon Sign Up. Murray Hill will also host a glazing day sometime in August to finish glazing the bowl-a-thon bowls.
If you cannot use the sign up link above, please shoot Geralyn an email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not made a pledge to donate bowls for the October event, Here is a link to our Bowl Donor google spreadsheet.
Thanks to all of the volunteers that made bowls at Cream City Clay on April 8 & 9!!! They made 389 bowls!
Hello and welcome to a new year, world-changers!
Another great opportunity with Stand Down is coming up on Saturday, February 18th from 8am – 2pm.
If you don’t already know, this is an outreach event at the Milwaukee Armory (4108 N. Richards Street) put on by the VA. We typically have a station for BP checks, finger stick blood sugar checks, general advice on meds, diet, smoking cessation, nutrition, free clinics/services, etc. We always have a good time!
Please consider coming for one or both shifts:
8am - 11 am
11am – 2 pm
Free breakfast and lunch….!
Please respond to Christina Antczak (email@example.com) if you wish to participate.
It has been a phenomenal month here at the HOME Project! Some volunteers performed health screenings at Milwaukee Stand Down - a benefit for veterans, while others crafted handmade pottery to donate to the Milwaukee Empty Bowls annual fundraiser coming up on October 9. Check out these photos documenting all of the fun:
Calling all volunteers!
The HOME Project has the opportunity to run a health awareness table at the upcoming Project Homeless Connect event on October 20 of this year! The event will take place at the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union from 10 am to 3 pm.
Some of you will be representing HOME at the UCH Partnership Fair on the same day, but for those who are not, please consider volunteering at Project Homeless Connect! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 26 if you are interested and if you have any ideas regarding a topic that the HOME Project could present at this amazing event. (Ideally, topics will not require direct faculty supervision, as our faculty will be at the Partnership Fair that day.) Let's get creative, world-changers! And let's help serve the Milwaukee community well.
For more information, please click here: https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/Project-Homeless-Connect
Calling all HOME Project volunteers! Here's a cool opportunity to get creative and glaze some bowls which will be donated to the fundraising efforts of Milwaukee Empty Bowls. Please find below a message from Jean Wells who works with this amazing organization:
Hello Bowl Makers!
Murray Hill Pottery works has set the date for volunteers to come in and help finish glazing the bowls that were made in May at the Bowl-A-Thon. No experience is necessary to help, just a willingness to get a little dirty!
It will be Wednesday, August 24 from 1pm - 8pm at Murray Hill Pottery Works, 2456 N Murray Avenue. Here is the link to our Google Sign Up Sheet to let us know when you can come. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JE1WIucB4rknJKBg_BQfa7_B2nOINLAZdUtJ7jvfYSc/edit?usp=sharing
We are usually short on help between the 1pm and 5pm time frame because of work schedules, and like to have people stay and help clean up around 7:30. Please let us know if you can come by signing up on the above link.
The date of the big Event is Sunday, October 9th from 11am - 2pm at the MSOE Kern Center. Follow us on Facebook to help get the word out. Bowls will be $25 this year and Bowls made by children will be $10.
Hope you can join us!
Check this out! Our very own Dr. Diehr and rising M4 Jay Luthar represented HOME Project Milwaukee at the recent Murray Hill Pottery Works Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Milwaukee Empty Bowls!
840 bowls were made altogether and will be sold for $25 each at the Empty Bowls Annual Fundraiser on October 9, 2016! For more information about Empty Bowls, see: http://www.milwaukeeemptybowls.org/
Our Annual Bowl-A-Thon and Pot-Luck Lunch at Murray Hill Pottery Works is Saturday, May 7th from 9am till 5pm. The address is: 2458 N Murray Avenue, Milwaukee. This is a fun and wonderful pottery-making event to benefit the charitable organization Milwaukee Empty Bowls. Dr. Diehr has signed up to throw bowls; let's see if we can get some student support there, too!
Here is a message from the event sponsors at Murray Hill:
We throw bowls on the wheel from 9am - 1pm, take a pot-luck lunch break from 1pm - 2pm and then trim from 2pm - 5pm. Clean Up from 5pm - 6pm. Please feel free to come and help as long as you like. If you know of friends or family that would like to help prepare clay, move bowls around, or clean up, please share this online sign up form with them and sign up yourselves to let us know you are coming: