One of Solus’s founding principles is social responsibility. We believe it’s important to support and nurture the city in which we live and as such, have just participated in another Vancouver fundraiser, Project Empty Bowl held on June 11th. Here we happily donated a Solus Water bowl for auction.
If you’re not yet familiar with Project Empty bowl, it’s an annual fundraiser put on by A Loving Spoonful which is a volunteer-driven, non-partisan Society that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver.
The evening was joyous with food, music and friendship all for the sole purpose of raising funds so that A Loving Spoonful can put specially prepared meals on the tables of those unable to provide for themselves due to their medical condition. Each attendee at this event receives a special handcrafted bowl as a reminder of their generous contribution to this very worthy cause. We like to think our Solus water bowl was also symbolic for this purpose.
Solus Water bowl:
The Solus water bowl was auctioned off and won by Jay Boucher of Vancouver. We’re happy that our donation helped towards the $95,000 raised. Have a sneak peak at our new water bowls in action!
For years now, Solus has been a proud sponsor of A Loving Spoonful, a local charity that delivers free nutritious meals to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver. Last Thursday, we celebrated Project Empty Bowl, their largest fundraiser, which was a smashing success raising over $125,000.
This year’s Project Empty Bowl Gala Presented by Coast Capital Savings was hosted by Jonny Staub from The Beat 94.5 FM. The evening of charity began with the ‘Complicated Cosmo’ martini, a bowl swap, complimentary wine and beer, and a stunning silent and live auction including rare and incredible works of art. Solus is proud to have donated our new Firecube firepit with its matching propane tank holder to this auction (as seen above).
The money raised will help provide about 28,000 locally-produced meals from Mava Foods (almost 1/3 of annual meals) and serve about 350 people each month. A loving Spoonful only receives about 20% of their funding from the government so relies heavily on community support and its fundraising events to provide these essential services.
Solus prides ourselves on supporting our community and are touched that the money raised from our Firecube will feed many people in need. Check out A Loving Spoonful if you would like to donate or volunteer your time.
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