‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser to aid homeless citizens

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is gearing up for its annual fundraiser “Empty Bowls” March 15 to help operate its two facilities that aid the homeless.

Handcrafted ceramic bowls made by local artists and students will be filled with soups provided by Baltimore-area establishments that include Amicci’s, Carrabbas, Kelsey’s Pub, Linwoods, Nacho Mama’s, Soups On, and Whiskey Island Pirate Shop, said Teresa Ernst, director of communications for St. Vincent de Paul.

The event will be held 4-7 p.m. in the Doyle Hall Cafeteria at College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, and will benefit Beans & Bread homeless day resource center in Fells Point and Sarah’s Hope 24-hour homeless shelter in Rosedale, Ms. Ernst said.

The cost is $15 per person and will feature live music and a silent auction.

Participants can take home the handcrafted bowl used for their soup, Ms. Ernst said.

“Not only will this bowl be a nice reminder of the delicious soup, it will also be a memento of the part they played in making a difference in the lives of hungry and homeless people in the Baltimore area,” she said.

The event is sponsored by Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Law Office of Peter T. Nicholl, Northeast Foods, The Friendly Inn Association, Humphrey Rich Construction Group, WBFF-TV Fox 45 and Baltimore’s Child.

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