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Friday:) Friends Feeding the Hungry

13 Jul

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”

Hélder Câmara

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Monday, after our McKinney Creative potluck meeting, I scooted over to St. Peter’s for another meeting about the next Empty Bowls Fundraiser. Jamie St.Clair, Empty Bowls Event Coordinator, invited artisans who had been involved in creating, donating, and organizing workshops for making the beautiful bowls distributed at the event. It was a brainstorming session on how we felt this year’s event faired and how to improve next year’s.

The most exciting part was the final result of the fundraiser, $75,000 was raised, which provides over 80% of the food allotment for the Community Lifeline Center. That is fantastic. Every year the event gets bigger and more popular, and the main reason is word of mouth and the generous people who donate their time, talents, and money for feeding the hungry in their community.

If every community and every person who has a little extra could help someone who needs a helping hand, there would be no hunger. McKinney is trying to do its part, one little step at a time.

The Macias family, all talented potters and generous with their time and talent.

The next Empty Bowls Event isn’t until next year, but artists and volunteers are already preparing. It takes 364 days to plan and execute this wonderful one day fundraiser. What can you do to help feed the hungry?

Theme Song Thursday: “Help” One Another

7 Feb

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
― Jean Vanier, Community And Growth
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McKinney and nearby communities braved the ice, snow and frigid temperatures to support St. Peter’s Empty Bowls project, feeding the hungry one bowl at a time. Visitors were able to chose from one of hundreds of handcrafted donated bowls created by local craftsman, students and professional artisans.

Delicious soups, breads, desserts and beverages were served, while friends and neighbors enjoyed an evening of entertainment, laughter and community. A separate silent auction of professional artisan bowls raised over $3,200.

The amazing part of this fundraiser is that all the profits help support our community. Volunteers donated their time, local restaurants provided the food, artists donated the bowls. A community coming together to “HELP” one another.


Two videos: live from St. Peter’s Episcoplal Church in McKinney

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Me and Miss Sherry admiring our lovely bowls.

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E Flat Porch Band entertaining the crowd.

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A community coming together to support the less fortunate.