Empty Bowl 2020 Ticket

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“Participate in our Empty Bowl 2020 Event. Upon purchase, you will receive a promo code for 100% off all items during our event. All proceeds directly help those in need, in our community. Thank you for your generous support.

The Empty Bowl Event 2020: A Virtual Success!!

Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Time: Bowls will be revealed at 12 Noon

Location: www.jessetree.net

Hosts: The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County and The Jesse Tree

Proceeds: Support the Nutrition Programs of The Jesse Tree

Table Sponsors 2020: (see list)


Welcome to The Annual Empty Bowl Event 2020 – A Virtual Success!

For the past eighteen years, The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County, Texas has sponsored The Empty Bowl Event in an effort to raise funds sponsoring the Nutrition Programs of The Jesse Tree. This entails:

Purchasing all the raw materials to handcraft ceramic bowls; gathering a group of talented individuals (lovingly known as The Bowlers!) and meeting weekly to mold, shape and hand-make bowls for the event,
Handcrafting over four hundred, unique ceramic bowls, painstakingly hand decorating and glazing each one; firing them and finishing them,

Wrapping storing and preparing for the Annual Empty Bowl Event.

Madeleine Baker, a member of UU Galveston and a former member of The Jesse Tree board of directors introduced the event to the Galveston Community.

The Jesse Tree is a convening organization, founded in Galveston, Texas by a group of concerned individuals who wanted to harness the creativity of the internet to better serve those seeking assistance in our community. The Jesse Tree acquired its 501c3, non-profit status in a letter of determination from the IRS in 1995.

Since its inception, The Jesse Tree has created a network of information, resources and services to link, bridge and fill gaps that help those seeking healthcare, social services, ministerial assistance and community resources. For example, each month a box of food is delivered to the seniors and disabled individuals living in Holland House, Gulf Breeze and The Oaks – some of the poorest members of the community – to assure that they have improved nutrition and access to the resources and services they need. All of the proceeds generated by The Empty Bowl Event support this effort.

The Empty Bowl Event 2020 Event Honoring Freddie Black who was serving as President of The Jesse Tree Board of Directors at his untimely death in August of 2020.  Recently, COVID19 Claimed the life of Neil Huddleston, one of the Bowl Makers who worked for nearly twenty years to make this event happen.  Both Freddie and Neil will be sadly missed by all.

(see information on Freddie)

The actual event:

Welcome to The Annual Empty Bowl Event 2020 – the event begins at Noon and continues until 6 PM – after 6 PM remaining bowls will be available at $25 per bowl.  The Silent Auction will begin at Noon on Friday, January 22nd and continue until Noon, Friday February 5th, 2021.  Make your bid by email TedHanley@aol.com; all Silent Auction Items have a reserve bid of $100 – bids will be accepted until Noon on February 5th and winners will be able to collect their items on Saturday, February 6th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 502 Church Street, Galveston, TX  (or call to make arrangements (409) 762 2233).

Where? Locate the Virtual Event online: www.jessetree.net”

Instructions on how to select a bowl:

  • If you pre-purchased a ticket, enter the number of the ticket and receive a coupon code.
  • If you have not pre-purchased a ticket, click on “purchase ticket” and use your credit card or PayPal to purchase a ticket and receive a coupon code.
  • Once you have your coupon code, click on “Enter Gallery of Bowls”.
  • Scroll through the Gallery to see all 368 bowls; to take a closer look, simply click on the picture of the bowl and it will show you a close-up and an additional photo of the bowl.
  • When you have made your final selection, click on “add to cart”.
  • Click on “cart” to finalize your purchase, until you have made your purchase, and entered your coupon code, the bowl is still for sale and someone else can purchase it; however, once you have entered your coupon code and finalized the sale the bowl will cease to be available.
  • At 6 PM the remaining bowls will be “on sale” for $25 each; you may purchase as many additional tickets as you wish to purchase bowls.

Here’s a message from some of our sponsors.

  • Ted Hanley, Executive Director
  • Madeleine Baker, UU and person who introduced The Empty Bowl Event to Galveston
  • Pat Patterson – Bowl making, the process, the team
  • Bets Anderson, UU and person who coordinates the Silent Auction
  • David Mitchell, The Jesse Tree, Director of Programs and Services


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