At the end of September we cleared the tables as our beautiful functional ceramics exhibition, A Place at the Table, finished its run. Paella fiestas and tea parties and sushi feasts were imagined as the place settings of dishes and platters gleamed in the gallery. If you came to see the show, you may have dropped a few dollars in our donation box in support of Bainbridge Island’s Helpline House—a nonprofit agency serving neighbors in need with counseling, legal, and social services, and our community’s only food bank.
We invited gallery visitors to donate generously to support the community-funded organization during the entire month of September, promising to pass each and every dollar along to Helpline. In thanks for those donations, BAC offered up a diverse collection of personal favorite recipes collected from every member of our staff. From Sara’s raspberry roll to David’s green sauce to Savannah’s molasses cookies and more, recipe cards were snapped up as the dollars went into the box.
Thanks to your contributions throughout the month, BAC Executive Director Lindsay Masters had the pleasure of delivering a check for $374.00 to Helpline House last week.
Said Helpline’s interim Executive Director, Matt Eldridge, “Thank you for having earmarked donations at your exhibit to support Helpline’s impact in the community! What a wonderful combination of gifts that will make a real difference for families and individuals in need.”