Tracy has been busy doing more workshops for the Plate Project (more on that in a future post) which has really got us thinking about our motto: ”Designed to Serve.” Since we like to have a bit of fun now and then, we like the play on words. All of our cups are designed to serve up your beverage of choice. Whether ice water or whiskey, they can handle the job no problem. The bowls, can serve up anything from soup to nuts or look gorgeous on their own. The plates, especially the ones from the Plate Project, look stunning covered in your most delicious dish. You get the idea.
But more than this, we at Clementine Porcelain feel so strongly that WE are designed to serve. To set a precident for our daughter (rocking her CP t-shirt) and be the best possible people we can. To serve our community making a difference locally, by leading through example and helping fight hunger in our area. To educate, raise awareness, and act as advocates for those who can’t always help themselves – hungry children.
The statistics on child hunger are heartbreaking. Nearly 50 million Americans are unable to put nutritious food on the table on a regular basis. Of this number, which is on the rise, over 16 million of those Americans are children. It is hard to comprehend such a large number. So think of it like this: 1 out of 5 children right here in the United States does not have enough nutritious food to eat on a regular basis. 1 in 5 children right in your own neighborhood might be going to bed hungry. At No Kid Hungry you can find up-to-date statistics on hunger in your area, as well as some great resourses.
The good news, we are all designed to serve. Every single one of us. Yes, even you:) You might organize a bake sale to raise awareness (here are some recipes), giving all proceeds to a homeless shelter. Maybe you choose to fight the good fight for another cause. We can all make a difference, bit by bit. Remember, even the smallest gesture can have a huge impact. There truly is no act of kindness too small. Keep fighting your good fight!!