Spreading the word on WKYC about the power of random acts of kindness

We have SO many stories from our deliveries that show how powerful a random act of kindness can be and we were excited to share our mission on Live on Lakeside. We are working hard to grow our impact. If you have flowers to donate, are part of a care facility that would like to receive flowers or could spare a few dollars to help us grow, please contact us. It takes a village.

https://www.wkyc.com/article/entertainment/television/liveonlakeside/sue-buddenbaum-delivering-joy-through-recycled-flowers/95-86d2aecc-c37d-41b1-b8f9-bc0d97cf8ef2?fbclid=IwAR262Q5qkSWvy48xVqSyZtcSYblSEWOsV7SqoBnK8qiog_Oe1Bsr0Ur8Ctg

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Drumroll please......big news!

We could not be more excited to share that BigHearted Blooms has put down roots (pun intended). Yep, BigHearted Blooms has a new home!!! It could not be more perfect for BHB’s needs and we are thrilled to be able to take this next step in our growth. A truly grateful thank you to MethenyWeir for sharing its studio to get BHB going last year. Now it’s all systems go at our combination storefront/ warehouse operation at 5122 St. Clair Avenue.  It’s easy to reach from the east or west side, and nicely located as we collect flowers from events across greater Cleveland. 

Every step in our growth - from when we picked up our first flowers last May to our move to this new space - has somehow fallen into place thanks to the great community supporting our mission. It takes a village. Thank you.

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The reciprocal joy of a random act of kindness

In mid-December BigHearted Blooms tried something different. We took our operation on the road to The Temple Tifereth-Israel where 7th to 12th graders assembled bouquets of recycled flowers and then traveled to The Weils to hand-deliver their bouquets to residents. It was, as always, heartwarming to see the joy of the recipients of our surprise arrangements but it was equally rewarding to see the joy in the youth delivering their random acts of kindness. A good day had by all.

Spreading the joy of fall

The colors of the flowers being donated to BHB are changing with the seasons. These October wedding flowers were amazing, and generously donated to BHB by the Southard family. As always our volunteers rock and the crew of 15 that helped redistribute these flowers knocked it out of the park. The time our volunteers give makes such a difference. We brightened the days of folks at St. Augustine, The Woodlands, Forest Hills Place, Malachi House, Sober Living and Beachwood Commons. Many smiles created (and a few grateful tears).

The Cleveland Orchestra Rocks!

Our amazing Cleveland Orchestra is celebrating its 100th birthday and BigHearted Blooms was extremely fortunate to be the recipient of the flowers from its gala celebration! Thanks to HeatherLily for making this connection. These orchids are stunning and great for recycling because they last for weeks. We shared them with Altercare St. Joseph (skilled nursing), The Weils (assisted living, skilled nursing/rehabilitation, memory care), Kemper House (alzheimer’s care) and Holy Family Hospice. Thank you, thank you from BHB and all whose spirits were lifted.

The Taylor Family Wedding

A beautiful wedding at The Country Club and a van full of flowers for BigHearted Blooms!  Thanks to some great new volunteers we were able to take more than 50 vases of flowers to The Malachi House, The Gathering Place and Sober Living.  Thank you Taylor family for making it happen!  

The Zittel Wedding

 

Another great wedding with amazing flowers.  Thank you to the Hyland family for your generous donation.  Your flowers’ second life was enjoyed by residents of Ronald McDonald House, Malachi House and Kemper House. We also shared joy with some folks receiving cancer treatment at SouthPointe Hospital and visiting the Gathering Place.

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