This post was originally posted by Beth Bealle at The Enrichment Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The Enrichment Center helps adults with life-long intellectual and developmental disabilities develop life skills, social skills and job skills through an arts-based program that stresses creativity and collaboration. You can learn more about The Enrichment Center here.

At The Enrichment Center, our participants and staff care deeply about helping out in the community. We help by volunteering regularly at a variety of local nonprofit organizations, and by donating our artwork for special community events. The Enrichment Center has a longstanding tradition of helping Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC by donating pottery for their annual Empty Bowls event. For Empty Bowls 2018 we donated 20 pottery bowls, plus a few of our one-of-a-kind garden gnomes for the silent auction.

For artist Sue DeHart, pottery is one of her favorite classes – “It’s good for my hands,” says Sue, “And I love to paint.” Sue creates a variety of pottery pieces, like fairy houses and gnomes and bowls to help the food bank. “I like to help in any way I can.”

We help because we can, and this is what we can do to help. What can you do?

Empty Bowls 2018 is JUST AROUND THE CORNER: April 17th (dinner) and April 18th (luncheon) are the dates! Get your tickets now here.

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