Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Fights Hunger One Bowl at a Time

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) has teamed up with AZCEND, formerly Chandler Christian Community Center, to fight hunger and raise money for families in need through its annual Empty Bowls Service-Learning fundraiser event. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Student Pavilion located at the Pecos Campus.

Attendees can purchase their own hand-crafted ceramic bowls designed by CGCC Ceramics student artists for $10, and enjoy a cup of soup donated by Dilly's Deli & Liberty Market. All proceeds benefit AZCEND to feed members of the Chandler community who might otherwise go without food. 

"We are grateful for the opportunity to support Empty Bowls for AZCEND through service-learning. It is a unique opportunity for Ceramics students to apply what they are learning in their courses to meet needs in the community," said Alexandra Cannell-Wendt, Service-Learning Coordinator at CGCC.

Empty Bowls at CGCC is part of a district wide fundraiser that raises funds for families in support of World Food Day (October 16), a day of action for people around the world to come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger. Empty Bowls raises thousands of dollars annually for local charities. Last year's event raised over $5,000 for AZCEND.

For more information about Empty Bowls contact Alexandra Wendt, Director of CGCC Service-Learning at 480-732-7069 or by email at alexandra.wendt@cgc.edu.

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