Roeper Fills Empty Bowls
The Roeper School will be hosting its tenth Empty Bowls event on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. With an expected turn out of over 300 students, teachers and parents, the school hopes to again add to the continuing success of the national Empty Bowls program. This year we will continue to benefit Lighthouse Services of Oakland County. “Give your bowl a face” is the theme of the bowls created this year by our Stage Four (4th and 5th grade) students and many Roeper faculty and staff members.
The Empty Bowls program was started in 1990 at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills. The art teachers there were trying to help students who were searching for a way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. By the following year the organization had developed this concept into Empty Bowls, a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger. Roeper students will be visiting Lighthouse shortly after the event to see how the funds they raised are used to help others.
This year’s event will continue a tradition started two years ago when we hosted the first Roeper Empty Bowls Ice Cream Social, made possible by the generosity of Coldstone Creamery in Royal Oak. This event is also supported by Rovin Ceramics of Ann Arbor who donate clay to area Empty Bowls events. For more information on Empty Bowls, visit their website at www.emptybowls.net .
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Michigan, Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds.