How You Can Help

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Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and willing to spend at least two hours working at the event.

Must wear closed toe shoes.

Donating Bowls

AEBP welcomes bowl donations from potters and pottery students.

Specifications: Bowls must be ceramic, food-safe glazed bowls that will hold 2 cups of liquid. Bowls should not have any rough edges or rough or sharp spots. The interior of the bowls should be completely glazed with no pinholes or crevices that could harbor bacteria.

Boxing, Labeling and Drop off: Please wrap and box your bowls with your name and organization and number of bowls clearly marked on the lid of the box. You may drop off your boxes through Friday, Nov. 20 at Ceramics Bayou, Clayways Pottery Studio or Ceramics-N-More (Cedar Park). If you need additional information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please check their websites for directions and hours. Bowls may also be dropped off at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre in Lincoln Village, across from Highland Mall, from noon to 4:00 the day before the event.

We want to thank you for your donation. Please click here to fill out the donation form for your records and so that we can recognize you in our program and on our website.
Please note that the only contact information we will publish in the program and/or website will be what you designate in the box titled "Contact information to be published in program and online." We will not release emails without permission.

Bowl Donation Form

Decorating Bowls

For those of you who are not potters or pottery students or don’t have access to a clay studio but would like to donate a bowl, there are opportunities to hand decorate a ceramic bowl and have it donated to the event.
Please contact one of the following studios:

Other donations

If you are interested in donating soup or bread, or other in-kind items such as cooking equipment or storage facilities please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Help potters fight hunger - All donations will go directly to fighting food insecurity in the Austin area.

Friends of the Austin Empty Bowl Project

Individuals who would like to sponsor AEBP can do so by becoming a "Friend of the Austin Empty Bowl Project." For $100/year "Friends" receive a ticket to the Preview Party, a t-shirt, and their name in the program and on our website. If you would like to become a "Friend" please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can send your check to AEBP, 1112 Travis Heights Blvd., Austin, TX 78704.

Sponsorships

Businesses large and small are invited to become sponsors of the Austin Empty Bowl Project. We have a variety of sponsorship levels from the "cauldron" to the "soup spoon" and they come with a range of privileges including bowl decorating parties, preview party tickets, publicity and of course being a part of one of Austin's favorite events. If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Sponsors

Empty Bowl Sponsors

Venue

We will be celebrating our 20th annual Austin Empty Bowl Project at the brand new Central Texas Food Bank at 6500 Metropolis Drive, Austin 78744.

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