Home Suite Hope’s Empty Bowls 2015 - A Success

Posted by Kathy Snow on October 21st, 2015

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A crisp, sunny fall October day was the perfect background for Home Suite Hope’s annual fundraising event called Empty Bowls.  The local Oakville charity raised funds to support homeless single parent families with all proceeds going towards housing, education and skill training to help families facing homelessness.

With more than 400 unique, hand painted bowls donated by potters, local businesses and individuals the first stop at the event was to choose the bowl that spoke to you – a hard decision with so many beautiful bowls to choose from, all emanating the purpose of the event and the imagination of the creator.  


The sheer number of volunteers was a compliment to the positive impact Home Suite Hope has had on the community and the willingness of people to give back in support of this event and the families it helps.

With bowl in hand, the next step is joining hundreds of supporters who get to sample (no less than) 15 choices of gourmet soups from establishments in the Halton region such as Jennifer’s Kitchen, Panera Bread, Dana Hospitality and so many more.

The clear favorite of one of the Surround team 20151018_132907members was the Pumpkin soup with an artistic swirl of Creme Fraiche and Chili Oil.   Panera Bread provided fresh bread and coffee.  At the end of the event you take your bowl home as a souvenir of the experience and a reminder of the work Home Suite Hope does in the community.

Surround is honored to call Home Suite Hope a client and not only supports their efforts as a fellow business in the Oakville community but admires the work they do to make a difference in the lives of families that need their services.  

The services of Home Suite Hope Shared Living Corp. (HSH) fill a much needed gap in the shelter continuum by providing transitional housing to a growing homeless population in the Halton Region that needs support beyond what is provided by emergency shelter facilities.


HSH provides long-term refuge (average stay of up to 24 months) for low-income, precariously-housed, single parent families so that they can have the time necessary to stabilize their lives. HSH provides the next stage after emergency shelter services.

Congratulations Michelle to you and your team on a well planned, successful and delicious event.  We look forward to next year’s Empty Bowls.