Empty Bowl 2021

Thank you, Fredericksburg, for making the 2021 Empty Bowl a success and a wonderful example of community spirit!!! This fundraiser is a booster shot of hope for survivors of domestic violence who have needed support more than ever this year and for Empowerhouse which has increased its services in response to that need.

What a team effort!!! From the talented potters who made our beautiful bowls, generous restaurants and others who donated the goodies in the bags, to the dedicated volunteers who packed and shared the bags, and, of course, YOU! We couldn’t do it without you: our sponsors and ticket buyers.

Domestic violence touches every neighborhood and it takes strength to be a survivor. The power of our community as it pulls together to help our neighbors in crisis is heartwarming and inspiring. The restrictions and precautions of the pandemic created a tough year to hold an event conveying the essence of Empty Bowl, but our community stepped up for the hard work, the call to help, and gave the financial support needed. On behalf of the survivors we serve, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

To learn more about how your contribution has made a positive impact in our community, please sign up for our newsletter at empowerhouseva.org, or follow us on FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter @empowerhouseva. Thank you to our sponsors, to Libertytown Arts Workshop, the Fredericksburg Nationals, and the family of Doris Buffett!

And a shout out to the potters of our community who donate the beautiful handmade bowls and to the restaurants, breweries and coffee shops that donated great gift certificates. Please continue to support them throughout the year.

And finally, please take a look at a few photos from the 2021 Empowerhouse Empty Bowl. Our photos document a different style for our event from previous years but we still had fun! We hope everyone enjoyed their Empty Bowl bags.

Stephanie Till with a whale bowl by Christy DeHaven before wrapping it up
Sponsor packages ready to go out for delivery
Ann Lewis delivering a sponsor package to Joey Lambert at Atlantic Union Bank
Brandy Purvis and her team at Abberly at Southpoint receiving their Empty Bowl sponsor packages
Tauyna Gardner receiving her Empty Bowl sponsor packages for Atlantic Builders and herself
Jonathan Pittman from Radley Auto Group receiving his Empty Bowl sponsor package
Thank you Fred Nats for hosting the Empowerhouse 2021 Empty Bowl pick up event
Thank you Brian Kiernan of Fredericksburg City Public Schools for providing hot coffee and coca to keep our volunteers warm
Look at our beautiful sponsor banners (by Higahsi-Glaser Design) being hung up by Germanna Community College nursing students and our volunteer committee
Wonderful banners for wonderful sponsors
More wonderful sponsors
And still more wonderful sponsors
Sarah Hanson and Stephanie Till packed up their cars to bring all the bowls to the Fred Nats Stadium
We’re all set up and ready to go with our Covid19-safe Empty Bowl pick up stations
Germanna Community College nursing students checking in our ticket holders
Volunteers ready to hand out Empty Bowl bags to ticket holders
Handing out Empty Bowl bags
Sarah Hanson, Stephanie Till and Kathy Vining wrapping up beautiful handmade bowls