Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $169
Event Type: Hunger
Date: March 11, 2019
In preparation for Northport High School’s annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser on March 19, students have been sculpting, painting, glazing, and firing ceramic bowls to donate to the cause. This event, which is in its seventh consecutive year, is organized by the high school art club. Each year, attendees pay to buy a hand-made bowl and a homemade meal, and the money is donated to benefit a local Northport food pantry. Part of the event’s goal is to educate people regarding issues of poverty and hunger in the community as well.
This year, kindergartners from Ocean Avenue Elementary were invited to assist the community outreach by painting some of the pre-sculpted bowls. Art teacher and club facilitator Mrs. Linda Johansen explained the mission of the project to the kindergarteners, who were all thrilled to help.
“It’s good to help people,” Avery, a kindergartner at Ocean Avenue, said thoughtfully as she dipped her brush in blue paint. “When you have a lot of happiness, you should give some of it to others.”
- Kindergartners Jimmy and Violet worked diligently to make beautiful bowls to donate to the high school’s “Empty Bowls” fundraiser on March 19.
- Kindergartners from Ocean Avenue Elementary were invited to assist with the Empty Bowls Fundraiser by painting some of the pre-sculpted bowls.
- Art club president Jessica Greenbaum worked alongside the kindergartners Bennet and Braelyn as they painted bowls to donate to the “Empty Bowls” fundraiser.
Photos courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District