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Ginn Academy hosts first Empty Bowls fundraiser
CMSD NEWS BUREAU
Ginn Academy held its first Empty Bowls fundraiser Thursday to support the Cleveland Foodbank.
For a $10 donation, you received a handmade bowl, created by a member of the Ginn Academy ceramics program.
Grovewood Tavern, Bistro 185, and Jack's Restaurant as well as two teachers at Ginn, provided a variety of delicious soups. Along with a bowl you also were able to take home the linen cloth donated by Thriftique, a local resale store run by the National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland Section.
Support from the community and Councilman Michael Polensek was evident, with many patrons turning out on a frigid day. A donation by De Nora Tech, Inc will make it hard to top next year.
Empty Bowls is an international organization with a simple solution to raising awareness of hunger in the community and around the world. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread in exchange for a cash donation. They are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
The fundraiser was organized by Judy Rickel, ceramics teacher at the Ginn Academy.