Post # 1
So I just randomly came across this organization, http://www.bloomsfromtheheart.org, and I wanted to let you all know about it! Basically you donate your flowers to them, they make them into new arrangements and donate them to local hospitals, hospice centers, senior care facilities, homeless shelters, etc. etc. It looks like you can also specify where you want your flowers donated. (They have all of the details on their wesbite)
I think this is just a wonderful idea and wanted to share it all with you incase you wanted to donate!
Post # 3
Oooh that’s so neat! I wish there was one in Toronto!
Post # 4
I was an activity director at a nursing home for the past 3 years. I can’t tell you how excited the ladies are to have real flowers on their DR tables. In fact, after my daughter’s wedding, I did bring some of her flowers to work the next day. Nursing homes provide VERY LITTLE money for Activity Departments expenses. Basically, = or less than 23cents per day per person/less than $7.00/month/person!-SO-if you are interested in having your flowers go to a nursing home, I would suggest having a family member or friend drop them off to a local nursing home the next day-AND it would be extra nice for the Activity Director to be informed/prepared at least 1 month beforehand, so maybe they could plan a little extra special activity-(We plan monthly calendars)-Maybe they could plan a special party/event, or at least a flower arranging activity) BTW-We also LOVE volunteers and so do our seniors!!!! Thanks for allowing me this opportunity to provide some info/food for though! 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks for the info. I will definately look into that!
Post # 6
It also seems like the smaller nursing facilities/and their seniors are forgotten!
Post # 8
I’m doing something similar by donating my flowers to the local hospice. It took two emails to arrange with the community coordinator and for a friend to volunteer to drop them off. So simple but yet they bring joy to more people than just those who attend your wedding. 🙂
Post # 9
Thank you so much for sharing! I live in SD and have been looking for some volunteer work and this is perfect! I can’t wait to donate my own wedding flowers as well.
I received flowers from an organization like this when I was in the hospital and it totally brightened up my day.
Post # 10
I am totally going to do this! What a special thing to do!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
We’re going to take ours to all of the local nursing homes and hospice. 🙂
Post # 12
I am absolutely doing this, and I am so glad I saw this post. I think that donating your wedding flowers to brighten someone else’s day is just wonderful!
Post # 13
What a great idea! I am definitely going to do this!