Full Hearts Filling Empty Bowls 2013

187 People Joined Together and Raised Money for Project Share to Help Feed Hungry People in Albuquerque

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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

Claire Lissance

New Mexico Mutual Insurance

Cottonwood Printing

Whole Foods


Vitamin Cottage/Natural Grocers

Dunkin Donuts

Claudia Ray’s Restaurant

Scalo’s Restaurant

Jinja Bistro

Taj Mahal

The Range

Dion’s Restaurant

Great Harvest Bread Company

House of Bread

Just Muffin Around

Cake Fetish

Small Cakes

Yoga By Julia

Alejandra and Jeff Squires

Sam Kolman, Bear Sunshine Gallery

Boot Barn and Cathart

House of Soccer


California Pizza Kitchen

Bahama Bucks

Chocolate Cartel

Olo Yogurt

Wild Rose Women’s Clothing in Old Town



Gee Loretta!/Arteriors

Liz Reyes

Amanda Tinsley

Bernard Franz

Josie Mohr

Sal Gullo

Barnes and Nobles Booksellers

Civitan Community Service Volunteers

Karen Larre, Truly Alive Magazine

Jim Carneval

Carla Forrest

Lobos Athletic Department

Isleta Resort and Golf

Hey Jhonny

Stockton Hair Salon

ABQ Olive Oil

Utility Shack

Il Vicino

Chama River Bend Lodge

Balloons and Blooms

New York Hair and Nails

Adrienne Kleiman

Hair Cut Place

La Parada

Garcia Honda

Sumner & Dene

Farm 2 Table

Susanne Visor

Chocolate Dude

Huong Lee

Crazy Fish

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

Nahid Haji

Kaye Swafford

Blair Rinn

Mizba Kesani

Ameel Hasham

Karim Dewji

Jameel Dharas

Suraiya Amershi

Jameel Remthullah

Imran Kassam