Popular Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Interfaith Community Services


empty-bowlsSaturday, March 22

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

1288 W. River Road (east of La Canada)

2014 Empty Bowls Presented by: Dorothy Vanek and Wendell and Rose Tyson

Assist those less fortunate in Pima County and have a great time, too. Join us at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to select a beautiful handmade pottery bowl and sample signature soups, breads, desserts and other nibbles donated by local restaurants and food partners. Enjoy live music and bid for unique pottery items and more in our silent auction and raffle.

Tickets are $20 per person (one bowl per ticket). Purchase tickets online or
by calling 520.297.2738 ext. 209. NOTE: Due to space limitations, only advance tickets will be sold this year. We expect the event to sell out. Order your tickets early!

All proceeds will benefit the ICS Food Bank to help hungry families and individuals in our community.

Over 1,000 people turned out in 2013 for this fun, family-friendly event, which raised $37,000 to support the ICS Food Bank. You won’t want to miss it!

Empty Bowls provides great visibility for participating restaurants and sponsors! Interested in being a part of our 2014 event?
Contact Deborah Carr, ICS Development Director, at 297.2738 ext. 222 or  dcarr@icstucson.org. 

And if you’re not familiar with Interfaith Community Services, here’s their mission statement:

To help Pima County seniors, individuals with disabilities and people in financial crisis achieve stable and independent lives through programs and services supported by staff, diverse faith communities and the community at large.

I’ve worked with this group as they took over a PCOA Neighbors Care Alliance program I had started up in my neighborhood, but we volunteers were unable to continue providing free services to our home-bound elderly after 5 years.  ICS graciously and competently took over for our remaining clients.  And I have a few loyal friends who have been attending this Empty Bowls event yearly, and are now collecting these lovely bowls.  Purchase your ticket online or via the phone.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).