Covenant Day School will feed six village orphanages in Haiti for an entire month from proceeds of their international Empty Bowls Project, “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School.”  Three thousand dollars was raised and 100 percent of these funds will be used to feed the hungry children in these Haiti orphanages. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger around the world.  Four hundred seventy Covenant Day School lower and middle school Fine Arts students sculpted and hand painted ceramic bowls which were offered for a nominal donation in exchange for a simple meal of soup and bread.  The “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School” occurred  during their annual GrandFriends’ Day celebration.
While the CDS students on campus were sculpting their bowls, fourteen CDS High School students and five faculty members traveled to Haiti and missioned at some of the same villages that the Empty Bowl project will benefit.  When the students and faculty members arrived home, they brought with them many pictures of the very children that the proceeds of these soup bowls will feed.  These pictures evoked many of our students to proclaim, “We have a heart for Haiti.”
By Dottie Bedell – Contributing Writer