Empty Bowls Project Supports UMOM
During the months of September and October the Pre-K classrooms create individual clay bowls, selling the bowls and donating 100% of the sales to UMOM of Phoenix.
Each child creates one bowl. It is a 7 step process which requires the one-on-one assistance of an adult. It can take as long as 30 minutes to make a bowl. We discuss with the children the importance of the child doing the work and taking ownership of the bowl construction. They are so proud when they have completed their work! This year, the classrooms and families will celebrate their bowl creations on Wednesday, November 13th with a picnic of noodles.
Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. UMOM of Phoenix Center 's mission is to provide homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential.
Watch our video from last year's project: