Letter

printed 02/12/2021

Editor,

Because of the support of our community and sponsors, many empty bowls in Worcester County are no longer empty.

The Empty Bowl Project is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and a unique opportunity to use art in a way that helps the community.

Our local Empty Bowl Project is a collaborative effort between the Art League of Ocean City and Diakonia to raise awareness and funds for hunger through creative engagement.

We are honored to announce this year’s project raised $5,154, with $2,577 going to each nonprofit, an amount critically needed by both organizations.

We thank our long-time generous sponsors, First Shore Federal Bank and Shore United Bank.

We couldn’t have done it without the friends and families who joined our bowl-making sessions at the Ocean City Center for the Arts, as well as the many potters and clay artists who handcrafted 309 one-of-a-kind bowls in the Arts Center’s studios.

Diakonia thanks the Art League for this partnership and being creative in making this fundraiser successful despite the COVID pandemic. Thank you to each and every one who worked on and participated in this event.

These funds were greatly needed due to other fundraisers having to be cancelled this past year. Your help ensured that more than 3,600 people received help this past year through all our programs.

Our community came together to make this project a success, in spite of the challenging times, and we appreciate your loving support.

Rina Thaler

Executive Director

Art League of Ocean City

Ocean City Center for the Arts

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