Blossom Buddies is a group of volunteers who recycle flowers into beautiful bouquets and deliver them to residents in health care facilities who need a little extra cheer. Recipients are consistently surprised and delighted by their bouquets.
How does it work?
Fresh flowers that are slated for discard are donated by grocery stores, florists, and event coordinators. Volunteers pick up the donations, usually on Monday mornings, and deliver them to our garage workshop.
Volunteers sort and trim the flowers, selecting the ones that still have plenty of life in them for use in bouquets.
Volunteers arrange the flowers in donated vases. Each arrangement is hand crafted and a gift card is signed by the volunteer who created it. The flower donor is also noted on the gift card.
Volunteers transport the finished bouquets to health care facilities. Most often, Blossom Buddies volunteers personally deliver the bouquets to patients, sharing a smile and a few moments of cheer. Sometimes the bouquets are delivered to patients by the health care facility staff.
How can I help?
Donate flowers from your special event.
Events such as weddings and other celebrations often include flower arrangements that are used for a short time and then discarded. Blossom Buddies welcomes the opportunity to repurpose your special event flowers into bouquets that will bring cheer to patients in health care facilities.
Contact Blossom Buddies (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange pick up of donated event flowers.
Generally, flowers from weekend events are still plenty useful for creating bouquets to be delivered on Mondays.
Donate flowers from your business.
If you are a business that would like to donate flowers weekly or occasionally, please contact us. Donated flowers must be available for pickup before 10 a.m. on Mondays.
We use small and medium sized vases for our bouquets. If you have vases to donate, let us know. It is helpful if the vases are clean when we get them.
Our garage workshop is getting crowded!
If you have a space available for use at no cost on Mondays, please contact us.
For more information
about donations, volunteer opportunities, and other questions, contact us at email@example.com.