Empty Bowls at Sunland Village East Raises Money for Paz de Cristo

MESA, Arizona – March 21, 2019 – Sunland Village East at Sossaman and Baseline roads in Mesa held an Empty Bowls event and raised $780 for Paz de Cristo Community Center. More than 300 bowls for this event were provided by Mesa Community College. These original works of art were made by MCC, the Mesa Art Center and Dobson High School students as well as local ceramics clubs.

“We’ve assisted Paz de Cristo in raising funds through the Empty Bowls event for two years,” said Lisa Titmas, Sunland Village East manager. “We’re pleased to be involved in this worthwhile and creative event."

Empty bowls is an event where art meets hunger, compassion and advocacy. For every $10 ceramic bowl purchased, participants received a meal ticket for soup, a dinner roll and beverage. All proceeds go directly to the nonprofit Paz de Cristo Community Center in Mesa, which provides anti-hunger and empowerment support for the East Valley’s homeless, unemployed, working poor and their families.

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Media Contact: Dawn Zimmer, dawnzimmer@mesacc.edu, 480-461-7892

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019