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Alberni Valley News -
March 30, 2017
Ty Watson House receives $20,000 for kitchen staff and meals .

Since 2012, Potluck Ceramics has donated $121,000 to the Port Alberni hospice Port Alberni’s Ty Watson House has recieved a $20,000 donation from the non-profit business Pot Luck Ceramics to pay hospice staff and go towards kitchen operations for the financial year. ..... Read more

Potluck donation 30,000Alberni Valley News
March 31, 2016
Pot of gold for hospice
Pot Luck Ceramics has donated $30,000 to the Ty Watson House hospice—enough to pay all the kitchen staff wages, says hospice house manager Chris Mellin.
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Alberni Valley Times - November 20, 2014
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Alberni Valley Times
Apr 24, 2014

Pot Luck Ceramics has donated $20,000


Pot Luck Ceramics has donated $20,000 to the Ty Watson House Hospice in Port Alberni. The money comes from part of the profits for this unique non-profit organization.

New this year is an additional $5,000 donation to Better at Home, a new seniors service that launched this week in the Alberni Valley.

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Alberni Valley Times
April 2, 2014

Pot Luck Ceramics gives back to community

Port Alberni Fundraising Co-op has donated $60,000 since opening its doors in June of 2011

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Alberni Valley Times
August 30, 2013

Pot Luck Ceramics launches new dinner jewels
Profit for non-profit hopes new product line will offer more opportunities to give back to community

Pot Luck Ceramics will launch a new product on Saturday.

The idea came from Pot Luck Ceramics co-founder Helma Swinkels.

Because most women love jewelry, Swinkels thought dinner jewelry would be a nice addition to the lineup of products sold at the profit for non-profit business on Cowley Road.

The D'Jewels can be used to decorate dinner plates, candle holders, lamp shades, wine glasses and napkins.

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Alberni Valley Times
August 28, 2013

Pot Luck Ceramics has proven it is worthy of its national recognition

Yesterday we told you about an innovative idea that was born in Port Alberni and is now receiving national recognition.

Pot Luck Ceramics started out because a local woman wanted to support the local hospice, Ty Watson House. They describe themselves as a profit for nonprofit - something that often makes people wonder a little bit about what they are up to in Cherry Creek where their pottery barn is located.

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Alberni Valley Times
August 27, 2013

Business given national nod

Pot Luck Ceramics nominated for Prime Minister's award for company's innovative, unique project. Pot Luck Ceramics is among the top-ranked nominees for the Prime Minister's social innovator award.

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Alberni Valley Times
April 26, 2013

Pot Luck Ceramics, while a young company, has already enjoyed huge successes.

Managed by a volunteer board of seven directors and supported by a host of other skilled volunteers, Pot Luck Ceramics is the first company in Canada whose profits are used solely for the operation of a non-profit enterprise.

In less than two years, Pot Luck Ceramics has made two sizable donations to Ty Watson House to augment its operating budget – $15,070 in the spring of 2012 and $20,000 this spring
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Alberni Valley Times
April 12, 2013

Group gives back with generous celebration

Pot Luck Ceramics is gearing up to celebrate the success of its unique “profit for non-profit” organization with a Spanishinspired afternoon.

The community is invited to the barn this Saturday for a potluck lunch, a chance to meet the volunteers and an opportunity to learn more about the contributions they have made locally.
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Nanaimo Daily News
January 25, 2013

Community Leader of the Year - Pot Luck Ceramics,
Port Alberni
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Alberni Valley Times
January 21, 2013

The top businesses on Vancouver Island will be unveiled Thursday at the 13th Annual Business Excellence Awards, and seven Alberni Valley businesses are among them. Of the 16 award categories, Pot Luck Ceramics has been nominated for three awards. Also nominated were Integral Hockey Port Alberni, Em Salon & Spa, Valley Vision, Alberni District Co-Op Beaver Creek, The Funk Trunk and Sharie Marie Francoeur - The Mortgage Group.
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Alberni Valley Times
December 20, 2012

Last year, the Alberni Valley business, which sells unique ceramic cookware as a fundraiser for the Ty Watson House Hospice, had a partial shipment stolen from its pallets. Owner Helma Swinkels imports the cookware from Spain.
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Alberni Valley Times
June 12, 2012

The Pot Luck Ceramics Story Grows

Helma Swinkels, along with her fellow AV Hospice Society Fundraising Committee members, had been agonizing for months over the challenge of developing a fundraising project that would help sustain the operating abilities of Ty Watson House.
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Alberni Valley Times
December 20, 2012

Last year, the Alberni Valley business, which sells unique ceramic cookware as a fundraiser for the Ty Watson House Hospice, had a partial shipment stolen from its pallets. Owner Helma Swinkels imports the cookware from Spain.
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June 4, 2012
Alberni Hospice News

Only eight months and forty retail days after they opened the doors of their unique “profit for non-profit” business, Pot Luck Ceramics was able to make an astounding donation of $15,070 to Ty Watson House and the Alberni Valley Hospice Society that operates the House. Owned and operated by the Port Alberni Fund-raising Co-op, Pot Luck Ceramics is run by a group of volunteers who have committed themselves to changing the way fund-raising is done in the Alberni Valley.
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Alberni Valley News
March 22, 2012

The Port Alberni Fundraising Co-op will donate $15,070—this year’s net profit from Pot Luck Ceramics—towards the operating cost of Port Alberni’s local end of life care facility, Ty Watson House.

Pot Luck Ceramics, owned and operated by the Port Alberni Fundraising Co-op (PAFCo-op) is an attempt to change the way fundraising is done in the Alberni Valley, allowing charitable organizations to reduce their own local fundraising efforts and better focus on their mission.
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