AAW Charitable Activities: Return to the Community


Empty Bowls

Each year at the AAW International Symposium, AAW members create and donate woodturned bowls (and other turned items), which are sold in the symposium's Instant Gallery to raise money for a selected local nonprofit in the city hosting the symposium. Large or small, each bowl costs only $25 and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of bowls benefits the nonprofit.

Recent AAW Symposiums have donated the proceeds of Empty Bowls sales to the following local charities: Special Olympics of Wake County (Raleigh, NC), Meals on Wheels People of Portland, Variety the Children's Charity of Kansas City, Variety the Children's Charity of Georgia, Variety the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh, and Seeds for Autism of Phoenix.