Empty Bowl Sponsor Placemat

Last year, Family Promise put on an Empty Bowl event, where potters in the community create (and donate) handmade bowls and people can come and purchase a bowl and get a soup lunch (donated by area restaurants.  All proceeds went toward the operating budget for Family Promise, which helps situationally-homeless families get back into jobs and housing.

The event was a huge success, and we are throwing a 2nd annual Empty Bowl event, happening this weekend!  (Tickets still available if you’re interested — email tickets@familypromiseesfv.org or call 717-333-6081)  Like last year, I created the promotional materials — poster, tickets, flyers, website, etc.  Since I created them last year, I was able to just update the dates and send them to the printer, easy enough!

But one thing I didn’t post on the blog about last year’s event was the sponsor/donor recognition placemat that I designed both for last year’s event and this year’s.  Instead of creating a program or something similar, I thought it was a clever idea to create placemats for the event to recognize all of the people and businesses who contributed to make the event a success.

Here is a picture of the placemat for this year’s event (a sneak preview!):

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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3 Responses to Empty Bowl Sponsor Placemat

  1. jenny says:

    Yes, I think people liked the placemats! We have one problem in that it’s hard to keep putting them out as people sit down and then eventually leave, making space for the next person. Maybe we need to have someone assigned to placemats to continually walk around.

    I wish you could have made it, too! It was a good showing — I think the rain definitely helped people want to come and be part of the event!

  2. Jenn says:

    Awesome advertising idea!! I wish I could have made it this year. How did it go? Did you have a good turnout? Anyone compliment your placemats?

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