Big Hearted Bins

Old Time Pottery and Project One Four Foundation will work together to provide critical home essentials to improve the quality of life for community residents in over forty assisted living facilities and senior centers across eleven states where Old Time Pottery operates.  


These community residents have been temporarily socially distanced from family and friends to protect their health and reduce their risk of contracting coronavirus.  In turn, these community residents will be writing well-wishes cards donated by Old Time Pottery for coronavirus patients recovering in community hospitals.

“The outpouring of support to date for Big-Hearted Bins has shown that our customers want to do their part to bring hope and smiles to the faces of seniors and coronavirus patients,” said Jason Schmitt, CEO of Old Time Pottery. “Team Gleason, Project One Four, and Rugs USA will help Old Time Pottery bring even more joy to those who need it most right now.”

Big Hearted Bins

Donate to Our Mission.

Join the Big-Hearted Bins campaign virtually by donating online from the safety of your own home. The proceeds will go toward purchasing Bins filled with products pre-selected by the assisted living facility as the most critical essentials for their residents at this time of isolation and uncertainty.

Every $50 donation is worth one entry to a drawing to win a David Price autographed Los Angeles Dodger jersey. The drawing will take place on May 15th and the winner notified.


Project One Four’s mission is to provide children with resources to help them grow in a safe, supportive environment. This is an opportunity to serve that mission in a different way, to ensure children that their grandparents and great-grandparents – truly, a most valuable resource – who are in senior and assisted living facilities will remain safe, healthy and engaged throughout the coronavirus crisis. Many are confined to their rooms and are not allowed visitors. This program will help stimulate them and bring joy to their days.

“Big-Hearted Bins will help the grandparents and great-grandparents of many children we serve remain safe and stimulated, while many well-wishes card recipients will be children recovering from COVID-19,” said David Price of Project One Four. “I am so proud of what Old Time Pottery is doing to help our senior assisted living communities and nursing homes… we encourage everyone to join the team and fill the Big-Hearted Bins for our seniors.”

Individuals can donate online or visit their nearest Old Time Pottery in order to make a monetary or in-kind donation to the Big-Hearted Bins Campaign.