Cups for a Cause
Each year, the Independent Potters' Association selects a charitable concern within the Central New York community and organizes a fundraiser known as "Cups for a Cause." In past years, this has been a festive event when the price of admission guaranteed the participants a wonderful spread of food, as well as beverages and live music. On display throughout the party was the work of individual potters, most of whom are members of the IPA, who contributed unique handmade drinking vessels (a.k.a. cups and mugs) to sell for an additional donation.
The IPA enjoys the generous support of other individuals and organizations to make this a successful event. Because all food, beverages, ceramics, man and woman power as well as the use of the venue are donated, 100% of the admission fees and sales are given to the chosen charity.
We look forward to having an in-person event again when we can safely do so.
The 2021 fundraiser was held to benefit Caden's Wish Break Box Program, a program of the Food Bank of Central New York that provides nutritious food for school-age children and their families. $10,500 was raised through our online event.
Many thanks to our sponsors at
Heidi from the Food Bank with Casey, our Committee Chair!