187 People Joined Together and Raised Money for Project Share to Help Feed Hungry People in Albuquerque
On November 10, 2013, Ed Corley the owner of Corley’s Auto Lincoln Volvo hosted this year’s Empty Bowls Event. Soft soothing instrumentals were performed by Keely MacKay, a classical cellist who provided a perfect ambiance for this classy space.
Local ceramic artists displayed more than 600 pieces of pottery for attendees to select as part of their ticket price or to purchase at discounted prices. Four individual ceramic artists also displayed high end pottery for purchase, with 50% of the price donated to Project Share. We saw many participants loading up on multiple pottery purchases.
Our popular silent auction offered more than 70 items for bidding, many of these were art pieces, fine jewelry, artisan crafted gifts, or certificates for dining and services from local merchants. We are grateful to all the donors to the silent auction
Delicious and interesting food offerings for the event were contributed by fifteen local companies: restaurants, bakeries and food retailers. We simply could not create this event without the generous participation of these businesses.
Many of these long time donating businesses told us they look forward to helping the Project Share Empty Bowls Event each year —- in the food industry, owners and employees are well aware of the hunger in our community.
A few business leaders said “We love Project Share, the work you do makes a huge difference. Our employees get excited about making food for this event, knowing it will raise monies for more meals to help the hungry.” Thank you, Wonderful Food Providers in ABQ. Seems everywhere we go, we find friends who know about Project Share, the important work we do, and the hungry clients who find their ways to our facilities.
We have special gratitude to our two event chairs: Michael Thornton, and Claire Lissance.
Our Friends Who Made Empty Bowls 2013 a Success!
Ed Corley and the Staff at Corley’s Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo
New Mexico Potters & Clay Association members
New Mexico Clay
Michael Thornton, Thesaurus Gallery
New Mexico Mutual Insurance
Vitamin Cottage/Natural Grocers
Claudia Ray’s Restaurant
Great Harvest Bread Company
House of Bread
Just Muffin Around
Yoga By Julia
Alejandra and Jeff Squires
Sam Kolman, Bear Sunshine Gallery
Boot Barn and Cathart
House of Soccer
California Pizza Kitchen
Wild Rose Women’s Clothing in Old Town
Barnes and Nobles Booksellers
Civitan Community Service Volunteers
Karen Larre, Truly Alive Magazine
Lobos Athletic Department
Isleta Resort and Golf
Stockton Hair Salon
ABQ Olive Oil
Chama River Bend Lodge
Balloons and Blooms
New York Hair and Nails
Hair Cut Place
Sumner & Dene
Farm 2 Table
Nob Hill Acupuncture
Fountain of Health Massage
Arts Editor, ABQ Journal
The Morning Brew/uABQ 27
American General Media
Classic Party Rental
Keely Mackey, Classic Cellist