Monday, December 01, 2008

Beyond FUNDRAISING: Cups of Kindness

Debra, a blogger and talented potter over at FromSkilledHands, has helped organize a benefit for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank in northeast Ohio. Looking for a unique gift that’s got a special purpose? Check out Debra’s description of this very special fundraiser and the terrific community resource it’s designed to support:

Cups of Kindness has been on my mind for a long time. This year, we are pleased to join with the Peninsula Art Academy, the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce, local, regional and national artists and a group of dedicated volunteers to support the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

“The Foodbank uses its resources well: each dollar that is donated purchases seven nutritious meals. Meals that provide sustenance to people who are already stressed. No questions asked. When I recently toured the facility, I was amazed by the quantity of food that was ready to distribute to agencies large and small. The facility was immaculate; the people, both volunteers and paid staff, passionate about their purpose.

“We are reaching out to others by giving hope. There is, I think, joy and intrinsic satisfaction in helping people who will never know who we are. As members of a world community, we have a moral and ethical responsibility to share our resources and to preserve dignity.

“This show and sale of small-scale art will showcase artists’ interpretations of a Cup of Kindness, and will include both two- and three-dimensional artwork. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Foodbank. For information about this event, please go to Cups of Kindess.”

The Cups of Kindness show officially kicks off this weekend at an art academy and an art gallery in Debra’s town of Peninsula, OH, and is scheduled to run through January 10. On-line sales of Cups of Kindness artwork will begin Monday, December 8. Happy shopping!

Nifty Cup of Kindness artwork by Boston artist, writer, teacher, and blogger Cat Bennett


Blogger debra said...

Thank you for your lovely post, Karen. We are so excited about this. People have opened their hearts and their wallets to help their friends and neighbors in a time of need. It really is the Power of One.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Cups of Kindness is a wonderful project. Kudos to the artists and the wonderful people who are there for their neighbors.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Cat B said...

Thank you, Karen, for writing about Debra's amazing fundraiser. May every person have food in these times of change and challenge.

5:36 PM  

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