Ways to Help

Ways to Help

“If you can’t feed a hundred people,
feed just one.” -Mother Teresa 

There are many ways in which you can get involved with Empty Bowls and every effort is appreciated.  

Help us plan.  

Join the Empty Bowls by the Lake Committee.  We are always searching for new ideas and fresh perspectives.  Some planning goes on all year and some happens in the weeks before the event.  We need help gathering items for the silent auction, updating our website, and planning an educational segment for the event, just to name a few.  Let us know if you have a particular skill set or area of interest.  You can be involved as much or as little as you desire.  

Help us serve on the day of the event. 

We always could use extra hands, especially drivers to pick up the soup from the restaurants and kitchen helpers to clean the pots. 

Help us grow. 

We are always looking for new restaurants to donate soup, schools to donate bowls, artists and merchants to donate to the silent auction, and sponsors to support our efforts.  If you know anyone who could help us in any way, please invite them to join us or contact us and we can ask together. 

Help us spread the word.  

Please share the event info through email lists, social media groups, newsletters, etc.  Empty Bowls by the Lake has a Facebook page that you can share.  Let us know if you’d like to display a yard sign or a poster. 

Help us sell raffle tickets. 

We would be happy to have you take tickets (any amount) to sell to your co-workers, friends, or neighbors. 

Come to the event (and bring your friends).  

A $20 donation will include one pottery bowl and unlimited soup and bread. Children that accompany a $20 donor may participate in the event for a reduced donation of $5 for ages 6-12 and free for 5 and under. The reduced donation includes soup and bread, but does not include a pottery bowl. 

Support our efforts by making a donation.  

You can do this by donating using PayPal on our website (EmptyBowlsByTheLake.org) or by writing a check payable to Empty Bowls by the Lake and sending it to EBBTL, 683 Jockeys Cir, Avon Lake  OH   44012.