Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is the signature event for Urban Ministries of Durham, the private, non-sectarian downtown charity that provides food, shelter and a future to neighbors in need, ending homelessness for 185 people in a single year. For several years, the Chapel Hill Woodturners has donated wooden bowls that are offered to those who buy tickets to the Empty Bowls event.  In 2017, Chapel Hill Woodturners made and donated more than forty bowls to the event some of which are pictured below.