Bowl-A-Thon This Weekend, July 27-28: Potters Work to Help the Homeless and Hungry by Creating Donations for Urban Ministry’s Annual Feast of Caring
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Art Alliance Greensboro will host the 4th annual Bowl-a-Thon this weekend. Local potters will make and donate pottery for Greensboro Urban Ministry’s annual Feast of Caring fundraising event, that will be held November 21, 2019.
“Our potters are a very generous and enthusiastic group of artists,” says Liz Busch, Art Alliance Director. “Our community is what is valued the most, and this is a way to participate while giving back to Greensboro.”
The Bowl-a-Thon takes place from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Art Alliance Fine Arts studio 127, 200 N. Davie Street. Workshop participants will learn how to make a hand-built one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl with guidance from our talented instructors.
For over a decade Art Alliance Greensboro has been a strategic partner with Urban Ministry making and donating thousands of bowls for the Feast of Caring, a community meal of homemade soups and pieces of bread where all are welcome to attend. With a 25$ donation, attendees can choose a piece of handcrafted pottery. Money raised during The Feast of Caring provides food, shelter, and rehousing assistance to men, women, and families. This event kicks off GUM’s fundraising season and raises awareness the week before Thanksgiving about the issues of hunger and homelessness in our community.
About Greensboro Urban Ministry:
Greensboro Urban Ministry’s mission is to express the love of God to people in need through practical action. We accomplish this work through several essential programs:
- Emergency Assistance: rent, utility and food assistance
- Weaver House: Shelter for 86 men and 14 women; Weaver House Extension (WE) sites: additional winter shelter beds provided through partnerships with local congregations
- Pathways Center: Shelter for 16 families in studio apartments
- Food Distribution: Food Pantry and Potter’s House Community Kitchen (open community lunch daily; breakfast and dinner provided for Weaver House shelter guests)
- Partnership Village: transitional housing community for formerly homeless men, women and families; GUM provides rental subsidies for each unit, case management for residents, referrals for employment and housing services, and the Future Bound program for children
- Care and support: Active Case Management program as well as Chaplaincy/Stephen Ministry