On April 21, 2018 an Empty Bowls Project fundraiser to fight hunger in Loudoun County was at the Laurel Brigade building in Leesburg. This is the fourth time the Loudoun Chapter of the VWAA has produced this event since 2009. All the bowls were hand-made and donated by amateur potters associated with Monkeytown Pottery, as well as by Amy Oliver, the professional potter at Monkeytown Pottery.
About Empty Bowls
Christine Mougin-Boal, a local Leesburg attorney, amateur potter and Chair of the Empty Bowls Project for the Loudoun Chapter of VWAA said “We are so pleased to again be sponsoring an Empty Bowls event during the Flower and Garden Festival to help supply our neighbors in need with food. The bowls will be lovely, but funds raised will be life-sustaining.”
This is the fourth time the Loudoun Chapter of the VWAA has produced this event since 2009. All the bowls have been hand-made and donated by amateur potters associated with Monkeytown Pottery, as well as by Amy Oliver, the professional potter at Monkeytown Pottery.
Jennifer Montgomery, Executive Director of Loudoun Hunger Relief, said “We are so grateful to the Loudoun Chapter of VWAA for again sponsoring an Empty Bowls sale during the Flower and Garden Festival. The empty bowls for sale represent both the need in our community and the beauty of giving to fill that need.”
The past three sales previously generated a total of just under $8400 in direct donations to Loudoun Hunger Relief (formerly Interfaith Relief). The Loudoun Chapter of the VWAA hopes that the net proceeds from the upcoming Empty Bowls Sale will bring that overall total to over $10,000.
So please stop by during the Leesburg Flower and Garden show to buy a beautiful hand-made bowl made by local potters and, through your donation, help combat hunger in our community.
The bowls will be $25 each. For further information please call 703.777.6161 and ask to speak with Christine Mougin-Boal.
About Loudoun Hunger Relief
Loudoun Hunger Relief (formerly Loudoun Interfaith Relief) is the largest food pantry in Loudoun County. Last year LHR provided 1.2 million pounds of food to more than 8,000 individuals. 40% of those served are children. LHR distributes food to families six days a week, year round. Loudoun Hunger Relief was voted Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 2014 Nonprofit of The Year, Leesburg Today 2015 Reader’s Choice Nonprofit of The Year, the Loudoun Times Mirror 2015 and 2017 Nonprofit of the Year, Loudoun Now 2016 Favorite Non-Profit. For more information on LHR, please visit www.loudounhunger.org.
About the Loudoun Chapter of VWAA
The Virginia Women Attorneys Association is a state-wide organization whose mission is to assist women attorneys in developing their professional practice and in achieving their potential, to bring about changes in the law and to affect public policy for the benefit of the women of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VWAA remains the only statewide bar association dedicated to the needs of women attorneys in Virginia as professionals and as women. Membership is open to all attorneys in good standing in Virginia. The local Loudoun Chapter was formed in 2002 and seeks to provide support to the Loudoun legal community as well as to the community at large through various events such as Empty Bowls. The chapter has approximately 50 members who practice in all areas of the law.