News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF Group Helping Homeless through Pottery
(September 27, 2016) â€” The University of Saint Francis Empty Bowls group is partnering with a local homeless shelter to raise money to assist homeless families in the Fort Wayne area.
Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort by USF students, faculty, staff and friends to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end homelessness in our community. On Friday, September 30 and Friday, October 14, the group is gathering to throw, trim and glaze over 300 ceramic bowls, which will be donated to Just Neighbors: Interfaith Homeless Networkâ€”Fort Wayne’s only emergency shelter serving homeless familiesâ€”for their “Just Dinner” event to be held November 12 at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center ballroom, from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants in the event will receive one of the ceramic pieces made by Empty Bowls.
All funds raised at “Just Dinner” will benefit Just Neighbors. This is the fourth year that USF and Just Neighbors have partnered through an Empty Bowls project.
About the University of Saint Francis
Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university recently opened USF Downtown featuring business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,200-plus students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.