The Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight against hunger. The project was initiated by a Michigan art teacher during the 1990-91 school year as a way to raise charitable funds for his community. His idea has expanded across the US and to at least a dozen other countries. Empty Bowls events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations.
Here on the Peninsula, we formed a committee of five enthusiastic volunteers in the early months of 2011. We began meeting monthly and decided to call our committee and our fundraising event “Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula” (EBVP). As plans for the fundraiser developed, the committee grew to include additional volunteers. We had over 50 volunteers working the night of the 2012 fundraiser. We hoped to be successful enough to host an annual event. In 2012, EBVP formally incorporated as Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula, Inc., and filed an application with the IRS seeking recognition of tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization. We anticipate a favorable determination from the IRS in the coming months, and once tax exempt status is formally granted, your donations to Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula, Inc., will be tax deductible retroactively to the date of our formation.
Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula, Inc. is a nonprofit volunteer organization engaged in a grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight against hunger within our local communities.
Would you like to… make and donate bowls? … offer silent auction items? … volunteer your time? … Please contact us at EmptyBowlsVaPeninsula@gmail.com for information on supporting our March 15, 2013, event.