Today is a very exciting day for Dodge Station Pottery. We are launching the 1st Annual Bowls with Benefits! It started as a little idea in our head when Dad was throwing bowls to help the school with the charity ‘Bowls for Hunger’. And I, being his new student, was helping him. (Well I only made 10 one day and haven’t been out there since!) We were brainstorming ideas of what we could do to help give back and that’s how this little campaign came about. Everyone could do more to help others, and in the spirit of the upcoming holidays, let’s all do our part to give a little of ourselves to help someone in need! Please help me spread the word, let’s make this big! Together we can help make a difference.
I will be posting everyone’s stories of sharing, giving, and creativity here. The person who has the most inspiring, or heartfelt story will win a $100 gift certificate to Dodge Station Pottery-just in time for the holidays! Here is the newsletter below:
Do you know someone in need of a warm dinner, help preparing meals, or just a little company? Could you use an excuse to make someone’s day and preform a random act of kindness? Well, for a limited time we are giving you one free bowl to help give back to others!
Order your bowl in any color or pattern and get an additional green bowl to give to someone else. In your package you will also receive a list of suggestions and ideas on ways to share your bowl.
It all started in 1997 when Jeff Napp of Dodge Station Pottery was teaching high school Art and founded the charity ‘Bowls for Hunger’. He threw 500 bowls and the students got to hand-paint them. When they were all done, they hosted a supper and the community gathered to pick out their bowl, eat soup and chat. All of the proceeds went to the Marquette County Food Bank, to help one of the poorest counties in the state. Since then he has retired from teaching at the high school but the charity continues on growing every year…
This year Dodge Station Pottery got to thinking, what can we do to help those in need? Besides those who are less off, there are elderly that are home bound with no one to talk to, there are people who need assistance preparing meals. The ideas kept on coming, and we decided to start the 1st Annual, Bowls with Benefits! What can YOU do to give back?
Share your stories, ideas, or pictures. Send us an email or letter and we will share everyone’s stories here on the blog. The person who has most creative, unique or heartfelt story will,