Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The annual event raises money for ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf.
People flocked to the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Tuesday for the 15th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event, which runs through 7 p.m., raises money for ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf. People from all over the community first got together for bowl-making events, some of which were taught by school art instructors and local students. Attendees then make a free will donation; choose their favorite bowl from among 1,000s created by local artists, students and volunteers; enjoy a simple bowl of soup and bread and return home with the bowl. There is also be musical entertainment, and professional artists have donated bowls and related art for a silent auction. Last year, students, staff and community potters created 1,022 bowls—helping …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The pottery is for a March 12 fundraiser that helps ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf.
City council members, city attorneys and school administrators are all experts at building better communities. That doesn’t make them expert potters, though. Local leaders sat down at pottery wheels Wednesday to make bowls for the 15th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event raises money for ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf. People from all over the community first get together for bowl-making events. On Wednesday, Hopkins High School art instructor Terry Chamberlain’s pottery students guided the novices through the process. Empty Bowls then takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 12 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Attendees make a free will donation; choose their favorite bowl from among 1,000s created by local artists, students and …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nominations for the 2013 Caring Youth awards are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.
The following announcement comes from the city of Minnetonka: If you know a young person in grades 7 through 12 who shows an ongoing awareness of others through volunteering or other activities, consider nominating him or her for a 2013 Caring Youth Award. Each year the cities of Minnetonka, Hopkins and Golden Valley, the Hopkins and Minnetonka school districts and the Glen Lake Optimists host a Caring Youth Recognition event to honor the contributions of caring young people. The 2013 event is set for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center. To qualify for the award, a Caring Youth must meet at least one of the following criteria: live in Minnetonka, Hopkins or Golden Valley; attend school in Hopkins or Minnetonka…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Local food shelf takes a shot at a Guinness World Record.
It was a valiant effort, but ICA Food Shelf fell short of setting a Guinness World Record for the largest food drive in a 24-hour period. The goal was 600,000 pounds of food. From 12 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, donations were brought to the Minnetonka Cub Foods after weeks of preparation, online auctions, food and cash drives. The food shelf was able to collect 398,049 pounds of food during the time period. "I think we fell short because we didn’t have enough time to really engage more Minnesota food companies," said Winona Kraft, ICA's special projects coordinator. However, Kraft was impressed by the hard work of the volunteers. "They are rockstars," she commented. From this effort alone, ICA Food Shelf will be able to …
Friday, November 4, 2011
National Honor Society students collected more than 1,200 pounds of food items and raised more than $600 for ICA Food Shelf.
Hopkins High School National Honor Society students helped make a happy Halloween for needy families. Students participating in the first “Trick or Treating for Canned Goods” drive collected more than 1,200 pounds of food items and raised more than $600 for ICA Food Shelf. The students dressed in their best costumes on Halloween and visited local homes to ask for donations.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Costumed students will collect canned food Monday for ICA Food Shelf.
Hopkins High School students will be donning their best costumes this Halloween and heading out for some trick-or-treating around the school district. But the students aren’t looking to steal candy from the little ones. They’re National Honor Society students participating in the inaugural “Trick or Treating for Canned Goods” drive. All food collected will be donated to ICA Food Shelf. Students will meet at Hopkins at 7:30 a.m. Monday to organize the drive. All food will be brought back later that night.