From Friday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 14, Wired & Fired will invite Atlantans to their store located in Virginia Highland to paint an unfinished soup bowl using colors, stamps and stencils for $12. The bowls will serve as a visual reminder of the millions of people throughout the world who go hungry each day. The bowls will then be sold for $20 at a luncheon at Murphy’s on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Some of the bowls will be autographed by local celebrities, and these unique treasures will be featured in a silent auction. All proceeds from the bowl sales and silent auction will benefit Open Hand. Each guest’s chosen bowl will then be filled with a dish from a special bowl menu, including items such as Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Soup with spicy croutons. At the end of the meal, all bowls will be washed and returned to the guests as a memento.
Proceeds from the Empty Bowl Project will benefit Open Hand. Founded in 1988, Open Hand has since delivered more than 17 million meals to those challenged by diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer, kidney disease and other illnesses – helping them manage their disease and improve the quality of their lives. For more information on this charity, visit www.projectopenhand.org.
To decorate and donate a bowl for the Empty Bowl Project, visit Wired & Fired at 994 Virginia Avenue NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30306, across the street from Murphy’s. Wired & Fired is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call Wired & Fired at 404.885.1024 or visit wiredfired.com