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Annual Bowls for Beds fundraiser features work of young artists

The hand-painted bowls are for sale online, with proceeds supporting Home Horizon and the Barbara Weider House
2022-05-18 Bowls for Beds
The Bowls for Beds fundraiser is back in support of Home Horizon and the Barbara Weider House.

NEWS RELEASE
HOME HORIZON 
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This spring we welcome you to join Home Horizon and The Barbara Weider House for the annual Bowls for Beds fundraiser, a two-part event: with bowls from our young artists, and one-of-a-kind hand-painted bowls by local professional artists. This year’s event is 13 years in the making and stronger than ever bringing together art and education to raise awareness about youth homelessness in our community.

Here’s how it works:

Kids Bowls- Local elementary school children have been busy painting the handmade pottery bowls (made by local potter, Sandra Saunders) and learning about homelessness in our community. With a minimum donation of $75 you will receive a beautiful bowl painted by one of these amazing students and a Pom Pom’s voucher for a free scoop of ice cream (plus a partial tax receipt).

Bowls will be available to purchase between May 23 and June 18, and can be picked up in person on June 19 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Curly Willow Restaurant, in Collingwood. If you are unavailable to pick up your bowl, please let us know and we will arrange for delivery. Head to homehorizon.ca/buyabowl to get your bowl(s)!

Artists Bowls- On June 13, we'll be kicking off an auction platform where we will auction off 26, one-of-a-kind bowls, hand-painted by local artists. Bids will start at $100 and will close on Friday, June 17 at 4 p.m. We can’t wait to show off the artistic talent of some of our amazing local artists who have each hand-painted their own signature bowl.

Last year, Home Horizon raised approximately $30,000 and we are hoping to get close to that same goal this year!

About Home Horizon & The Barbara Weider House

Home Horizon is a local not-for-profit organization helping homeless youth in the South Georgian Bay area. Our mission is to transform the lives of youth at risk of homelessness by providing them with the opportunity to rebuild their lives and achieve their full potential. The need is so great that the Barbara Weider House has been full since it opened in July 2017 and there is an ongoing waiting list for our services. Youth desperately want and need our help.

Fund Development Manager, Deb Piggott would like to thank our lead sponsor C.F. Crozier & Associates, our supporting sponsors, the schools, young artists, and local professional artists for their support of Home Horizon.

For more information or to purchase your 2022 bowl(s), please contact Deb Piggott, Fund Development Manager at  debpiggott@homehorizon.ca or phone at 705-888-3636.  Partial tax receipts are available for your donation, and all proceeds go directly to Home Horizon.

Follow us on Instagram @home.horizon for our upcoming local artist auction!

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