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Seeing You in 2019!
Empty Bowls Mercer County is Our Home Family Resource Center’s signature fundraising event. Empty Bowls Mercer County kicks off in January with the “Create A Bowl” event and culminates with Empty Bowls Dinner & Auction in April. Proceeds from ticket sales, auction items, donations, and sponsors are directed to support and expand Our Home’s programs and projects here in Mercer County.
Why Empty Bowls?
We chose this event as our annual fundraiser because empty bowls represent the myriad of needs faced by families in our community – in each bowl, one can see a victim of domestic violence/sexual assault, or a person between addresses, or someone struggling with illness, or a child separated from a parent, or someone who feels helpless, hopeless, and hungry.
Our Home Family Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) organization and our work is carried out through four distinct programs: Direct Services & Referral, Family Crisis Network, Raft Supervised Visitation Center, and Family & Children First Council. Each program seeks to assist people in need, motivate them to develop and achieve their goals, and inspire their confidence and self-sufficiency.
Our Home also coordinates several special county-wide projects, including school supply drives, coat drives, and the Mercer County Angel Tree program. To provide these services, resources are required; support of Empty Bowls Mercer County provides valuable funding to continue and expand these programs.
$1000 to shelter & provide support for an abused mom and her children for 1 month
$500 for a month of supervised visits so children in foster care can stay in touch with their mom or dad
$300 for a weekend of respite for the mother of a special needs child
$150 for supervision to introduce a non-custodial parent to his child
$100 to advocate for a victim of domestic violence, and accompany to court
$75 to help a senior citizen repair his wheelchair
$50 to operate crisis line for domestic violence/sexual assault victims for a week
$25 to support and counsel a person in a financial emergency and give her referrals
$10 for a 3-day supply of nourishing food for a family of four
$5 for a 4-day supply of diapers and wipes for a baby whose parent is unemployed
Questions? Call 419-586-4663
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Mon – Thurs 8:30 to 4:30