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Empty Bowls: Amity High School Art Students Give Back

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Nov 122018
 

The Amity Regional High School National Art Honor Society will host its annual Empty Bowls event on Thursday, Dec.13, with a snow date of Tuesday, Dec.18,   

This grassroots event invites the entire Amity community to help those who are less fortunate in the district. All proceeds will be evenly divided and donated to the Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge food pantries. 

Starting at 5:30 p.m., the community is invited to the Amity Regional High School Cafeteria for an evening of soup and friends. 

A minimum donation of $10 per patron is requested and includes a handmade bowl, choice of hearty homemade soup, and bread. 

This evening would not be possible without the National Art Honor Society students making the beautiful bowls, the Advanced Culinary students creating delicious soups, and local donations of bread. 

Organizers want to thank the Jamie Hulley Foundation for their generous donation that covers our costs in order to help us in sending all donations to the local food pantries.  We hope that the community can come and support us this year.

If you have never attended this event, then you are missing out on something quite special. Not only do you help those in need, but you can see for yourself how hard Amity students work on important community service events such as this. Try to get there early so you can pick out your favorite bowl to take home with you.

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen Benefits From Empty Bowls Event

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Nov 232013
 

empty bowlsMembers of the National Art Honor Society at Amity in partnership with the Jamie Hulley Arts Fund, the Amity Music Department, and the Amity Culinary Department hosted the annual Empty Bowls at the High School, on Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., to help bring awareness to hunger in our community.

A minimum donation of $10 entitled each purchaser to a unique handcrafted bowl, soup, and bread.

All proceeds benefit the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.

There were 110 beautiful, unique handmade bowls available and by the end of the evening only 16 bowls were left and the event had raised $1,175, according to art teacher Jessica Zamachaj.

A few guests remembered to bring non-perishable food items to help those in need which were greatly appreciated, Zamachaj said.

The cafeteria was packed all night and guests stayed until the very end to listen to the students who stepped up to the microphone to sing.

Guests raved about the soup, which, according to guest Sarah Shepherd was described by many as “superb.”

Congratulations to all the students and teachers who helped make this evening a big success.

Zamachaj said the money was still coming in, as the remaining bowls would be sold and any of the “superb soup” that was leftover would be served the following day with all proceeds going to the Soup Kitchen.

 

Amity Arts Students Make Bowls to Fight Hunger

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Mar 262013
 

il_fullxfull.373561851_1rtjThe National Art Honor Society of Amity High School in partnership with the Jamie Hulley Fund for the Arts and the Culinary Department will be hosting an Empty Bowls Event on Wednesday April 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This event will bring students and community members together in the service of those who are currently struggling with the inability to afford enough food.

The students have been working since November creating and decorating the ceramic bowls for the event and are looking forward to a wonderful evening to celebrate this cause.

To participate in this event, community members are asked to come to the high school between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.  For a minimum donation of $10, each patron will receive a handcrafted bowl, their choice of soup, bread and entertainment

If anyone is interested in donating to the event, but cannot come on Wednesday night they can send a donation to the National Art Honor Society at Amity High School.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

The National Honor Society hopes this event provides Amity students with the awareness of the importance of community service and the variety of ways that their talents can play a role in helping others.