Art Helps Struggling Citizens

Shelter guests recently enjoyed pottery classes at Pottery 101 thanks to funding from the Rowan Arts Council, the North Carolina Arts Council and Rowan County donors. The goal of the pottery program was to allow guests to use creativity to cope with stress and difficult experiences and to boost self-esteem.

The classes prepped them for working with students from North Hills Christian School to make bowls for our Empty Bowls fundraiser in February. 

Empty Bowls is a fundraiser designed to raise awareness and funds in our battle to end hunger in Rowan county. Ticket buyers received a simple meal of soup, drinks, and dessert, as well as a handcrafted bowl made by the students or shelter guests. The bowls serve as a reminder that someone's bowl is always empty and that we need to continue our efforts to alleviate hunger in our community. The event raised $2,400 for the programs and services at Rowan Helping Ministries. Thank you for supporting our pottery program and our Empty Bowls Fundraiser.