Together we can make a difference in the fight against hunger
Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula is engaged in a grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight against hunger in our local communities. 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 in 1990 as a way to raise charitable funds for his community. His idea spread, and Empty Bowls events now take place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations.Our Story
In 2011, a committee of five enthusiastic volunteers first met to discuss hosting an Empty Bowls event on the Virginia Peninsula. As plans for the fundraiser developed, the committee grew to over 50 volunteers for our first event.
In the summer of 2012, we incorporated as Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula, Inc., and received designation as a 501(c)(3) organization shortly thereafter. Donations to Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula, Inc., are tax-deductible retroactive to our date of incorporation (September 14, 2012).
Board of Directors
President: Millie Arthur
Secretary: Cathy Walsh
Treasurer: Judy Green
Empty Bowls Committee
The EBVP Committee is the energy and organization behind this event. It is completely volunteer driven. Our committee members give their time and talent to a variety of activities: recruiting food and beverage donors; designing graphics and publicity materials; maintaining our Facebook page and web site; ticket sales, volunteer recruitment, organization, and bowl artistry.
Many thanks to Metro Productions!
Presenting Partner for our March 18, 2016 Event!
Empty Bowls is grateful to our community partners; the Hampton History Museum, SKF Lubrication Systems, and Towne Bank. The Hampton History Museum serves to increase the awareness and understanding of the history of Hampton by maintaining an educational and research center for the collection, exhibition, interpretation, preservation and promotion of the vast historic resources of the City.
The Hampton History Museum (HHM) donated part of their facility as the venue for the event in 2013, 2014 and 2015. HHM also distributes EBVP media releases and acts as a ticket outlet for EBVP tickets.
Metro Productions is a full service script to screen production company headquartered in Hampton, VA with facilities in Richmond and Alexandria, Virginia. Metro Productions donated the original seed funds to get the EBVP project off the ground. Their financial support helps pay for ticket and publicity printing, legal fees and registration, the EBVP web domain, and other expenses. In 2016, they are donating the use of their space at the Old Hampton Post Office (which now houses a studio for Metro/M2 Productions) to host the event.
SKF Lubrication Systems USA is a facility which engineers and manufactures custom lubrication systems for a variety of industries, off-road vehicles, fire trucks, the ferris wheel in Las Vegas, wind mills and much more and is part of an international company SKF AB Located in Sweden which employs 45,000 worldwide."SKF SKF Lubrication Systems USA, a growing Hampton business, is partnering with EBVP for the 2nd year. SkF Lubrication Systems USA has increased their donation to EBVP to $1000.00 in support of our 2016 Fundraiser.
TowneBank is a community bank founded in 1999 with a focus on friendships and relationships. With offices in Hampton Roads, the Richmond area, and northeastern North Carolina, Towne provides a wide array of financial services to individuals, businesses, and community organizations. With a hometown focus, Towne is a leader in promoting the social, cultural, and economic growth of the local community. TowneBank is honored to partner with Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula in support of the Empty Bowls fundraising event. We join in your efforts to raise awareness about hunger and help feed the hungry on the Virginia Peninsula.
2016 Silent Auction Sponsor –The Rotary Club of Hampton
Atlantic Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. is proud to support Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula as Silent Auction
Sponsor for our March 18, 2016 event. We can’t say Thank You enough for your sponsorship!!
2016 Bowl Room Sponsor – The Rotary Club of Hampton
The Rotary club is a grass-roots organization consisting of business professionals and community leaders that volunteer their time, talent & resources towards meeting and solving vital community needs. Individual Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International. Since its establishment in 1905, there are now over 1.2 million members of Rotary International worldwide.
Individual members, or Rotarians, belong to a local club where most of its meaningful service work is carried out. The Club’s motto of “Service Above Self” has created a culture of its members not only being engaged in their communities, but also internationally.
The Rotary Club of Hampton combines community service projects, fun activities and events as well as interesting weekly speakers and programs at our weekly dinner gatherings. We always extend a warm welcome to men and women who want to contribute in a positive way to our community as well as getting to know some of the friendly and dedicated members of our Club. If this sounds of interest to you, we invite you to come to a meeting to find out more about Rotary.
In keeping with the culture of being engaged in the community The Rotary Club of Hampton is pleased to provide $500.00 to Empty Bowls of Virginia Peninsula as Bowl Room Sponsor for the March 18, 2016 event. For more information about this and other community activities visit our webpage at hamptonrotaryclub.com
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Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula
P.O. Box 2422 Poquoson, VA. 23662