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Annual “Empty Bowls” Fundraising Event Hosted by Chrysalis Center

Hartford - Chrysalis Center, Inc. will be hosting their 6th Annual “Empty Bowls” Event on Wednesday, March 27th, 5pm to 7pm, in their TCC (Training and Conference Center), 255 Homestead Avenue, Hartford.  This event is a family friendly event and is open to all. 

Adult tickets are $20 and includes all you can eat soup and bread.  In exchange for the donation, guests are asked to keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.  (Children 12 and under are $5 for dinner and under 3 are free). 

The handcrafted bowls have been donated by local artists, including Doug Kobs of Vernon, the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts-Visual Arts Department, Rockville High School and Summergreen Pottery. Additionally, Chrysalis Center, Inc. is happy to have The Rotary Club of Avon-Canton as a sponsor for the event.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Annually, Chrysalis Center supports this event to raise awareness of the issue of hunger and raise funds to help benefit Chrysalis’ Freshplace program and La Cocina Culinary Arts program; as they work towards ending hunger and food insecurity in the Upper Albany, Clay Arsenal and Asylum Hill neighborhoods. 

To purchase tickets to this exciting event, register online at  For more information contact Ellyn Laramie, Chrysalis Center Volunteer Manager, at 860-263-4419, or   

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About Chrysalis Center

Chrysalis Center is a private, non-profit, socially innovative, multiservice organization that serves individuals and their families living in the State of Connecticut.  Chrysalis Center helps those living in poverty, Veterans, men, women, children, and young adults who are struggling with mental health, addiction, HIV/AIDS, those returning from incarceration and homelessness. Find more information about how Chrysalis Center provides supportive services to assist people in need to transform their lives at: Chrysalis Center. Getting help…Getting better…Giving back.

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