Family Promise to fill empty bowls, new leaders for P.E.O. Sisterhood

May 14, 2013|By Joyce Rudolph
  • New officers of the Reciprocity Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) are, from left, Linda Rose, Chapter GD, president; Karil Drake, Chapter KD, vice president; Debbie Steffens, Chapter JI, recording secretary; Charlene Carnachan, Chapter IH, corresponding secretary; and Emily Whytock, Chapter FF, treasurer.
New officers of the Reciprocity Philanthropic Education… (Photo courtesy…)

Family Promise is having its third annual Empty Bowl fundraiser on June 2 with proceeds going to provide safe shelter, meals and support for homeless families.

Guests are welcome from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale.

The event brings together independent potters, arts associations and other community groups to donate their handcrafted ceramic bowls. Guests who purchase adult tickets will receive one-of-a-kind bowls that will be used to serve a simple meal of soup with bread and a dessert donated by area restaurants.

Guests can take their bowls home with them as symbols of the hunger and uncertainty homeless families face daily.

Participating potters include teachers and students from the Burbank Creative Arts Center, Glendale Community College, Harry Berman Studio, Juls Pottery, North Hollywood High School, Peachtree Studio and Los Angeles Valley College.

Porto's Bakery & Cafe headlines a list of fine local restaurants donating soup, bread and desserts.


Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley opened in July 2010 as one of more than 183 networks across the country affiliated with Family Promise, a national nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless families achieve lasting independence.

Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley serves Glendale, Eagle Rock, Burbank and North Hollywood.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For tickets or more information, visit, email or call (747) 333-6081.

Officers lead education group

New officers have taken their positions with the Reciprocity group of the Philanthropic Education Organization, more commonly known as the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Reciprocity is made up of 15 chapters with more than 700 members.

Leading the 2013-2014 year are President Linda Rose, of Chapter GD; Vice President Karil Drake, of Chapter KD; Recording Secretary Debbie Steffens, of Chapter JI; Corresponding Secretary Charlene Carnachan, of Chapter IH; and Treasurer Emily Whytock, of Chapter FF.

Members come from Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Burbank and the foothill communities to promote educational opportunities for women, said Donna Hekler, of Glendale.

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