Monday, December 13, 2010

Empty Bowl

On February 27, 2011, the Gateway Center will present its thirteenth annual Empty Bowl Dinner. From 12:30-2:30, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta joins with the Gateway Center by opening its doors to the community for this fun and tasty fundraising event. Empty Bowl benefits the Gateway Center, and is designed to give participants the eye-opening experience of how a homeless person might receive a hot meal from a soup kitchen.

Soups, breads and desserts are provided by some of Atlanta’s best dining establishments. When leaving the event, diners take home a free one-of-a-kind soup bowl made and donated by local artists. The empty bowl serves as a reminder that many in our community would go hungry if not for the generosity of our citizens. Tickets are $20 per person (children under the age of 6 are admitted free).

The Gateway Center is the keystone project of United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and the Regional Commission on Homelessness’ effort to impact chronic homelessness. Operating as a twenty-four hour shelter and services center for the homeless in metro Atlanta, the Gateway works to end chronic homelessness by providing the support and training people need to achieve self-sufficiency. We are committed to helping the homeless move into employment as well as transitional and permanent housing.

The Gateway Center, a self-managed 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized by the IRS as a Non-Profit Organization (ID# 26-1193832). Make checks payable to the 24/7 Gateway LLC. Mail to: Gateway Center, PO Box 250028, Atlanta, GA 30325