The students of A.L. Burruss Elementary hosted an “Empty Bowls” project to help MUST Ministries. Martie Moore, the art teacher who is part of the Special Area Interest Learning program (SAIL) wanted to do an Empty Bowls project for some time and thought this would be the perfect occasion to teach the students not only how to make bowls without using a potter’s wheel, but also to raise awareness and serve those in need.
The students who made the empty bowls researched charities at the local, national and international level. Once they narrowed the search to two non-profits, they visited the MUST website where they watched the video recapping the last 40 years of MUST service to their neighbors in need. Ms. Moore believes it was this video that was the deciding factor for the students to choose MUST as their charity to support.
The 14 students spanning grades 3 – 5 made 42 bowls for the fundraising event. One child even saved his own money during the 6 week project so he could purchase one of the empty bowls for himself. They sold 27 of the 42 empty bowls at a school event raising, raising $135.
A big thanks goes out to those inspiring students for their efforts!