In late September, a huge fire left beloved Park Slope soup kitchen/women’s shelter/transitional living facility CHIPS with major structural damages, damages significant enough they were force to shutter the doors. For now, the women and children who were living in CHIPS’ residences are staying in temporary shelters, and the soup kitchen’s hot meals have been replaced with bagged lunches. That’s no way to spend Thanksgiving! Help CHIPS get back on its feet (and back in its building) this Saturday, when Brooklyn Potters and Ozzie’s team up to sponsor Empty Bowls for CHIPS in Brooklyn. There, $25 gets you an arty handmade bowl (filled with soup!) donated by a Brooklyn Potter, and an afternoon of homegrown poetry, music and storytelling, with 100 percent of proceeds going to rebuild CHIPS.
The soup starts flowin’ at 2pm and festivities continue through 8 at All Saints Episcopal Church at 7th St. and 7th Ave (enter at 463 A on 7th St.). The event is part of the worldwide Empty Bowls project.