Thank you to everyone who helped make our 10th Anniversary Empty Bowls a fabulous event this year!


Empty Bowls is a Home Suite Hope fundraising event that raises funds to support homeless single parent families in our community. All proceeds go towards housing, education, and skills training to help families get back on their feet when facing homelessness.

Each year hundreds of bowls are donated by potters, potter’s guilds, and individuals like you in the community, and delicious soups are prepared and ladled out by Oakville’s most eminent chefs. Each of the donated chef creations have soup lovers begging for more!

With gratitude to our volunteer Empty Bowls committee

The event would not have been possible with the countless volunteer hours put in by our event committee members to plan, organize and run the event.  Thank you events committee for a job well done!

Gladysse Cristofaro – Co-Chair
France Theriault-Martin – Co-Chair
Dianne Lemieux
Janet Pickell
Stacey Sinclair
Valerie St. Germain
Pat Broughton
Tamika Ramsay
Nathalie Wilson
Other Volunteers

Erica Barbosa
Yvonne Robertson
Sharon Richardson


With sincere appreciation for our generous event sponsors.

If you or your company are interested in becoming an event sponsor for our next event, please contact


With gratitude for our amazing food sponsors.

Scrumptious Desserts By
Elm Hill Cookies
Whole Foods Market Oakville

Artisan Breads By
The Empty Bowls Committee

Beverages By
Muldoon`s Coffee
Life Source Water

With great thanks to all our raffle sponsors.

  • Sherwood Dental – Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean ToothBrush
  • Oakville Cycle and Sports – Gift Certificate
  • YMCA of Oakville – 3 month family membership
  • Masterworks of Oakville  Chorus & Orchestra – 4 concert tickets
  • Brahms German Requiem April 1 or 2 2017
  • Pauline and Ross Bragdon – 2 Oakville Choral Christmas Concert tickets
  • Zuri Fashion, Burlington – Handmade bracelet, pendant
  • Clean Kiss Organics – Gift basket and certificate
  • Fleur de France Spa, Oakville – Gift Certificate (Facial)
  • Fortinos, Neyagawa – Gift basket
  • Ricardo Media  –  Cookware set
  • 1 year subscription and cookbook
  • Panera
    • Catered dinner for 10
    • Gift Certificate – free bread for a year
    • Gift Certificate
  • Oakville Racquet Club – 6 week membership and manicure

Thank you everyone for your great generosity in supporting the families helped by Home Suite Hope!