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.
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).
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 Bell family donated the flowers from their beautiful September wedding and the residents at Altercare St. Joseph so appreciated them. Thank you for giving them a second life after your big day!
Thanks to Jillian Taub and her family for donating the flowers from her lovely wedding on September 15th. The beautiful weather allowed us to re-assemble her arrangements outside for a change! Most important, we were able to surprise each family with loved ones at David Simpson Hospice House with a BigHearted Blooms bouquet.
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!
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.
Julie + Brett Andress's wedding flowers were amazing as are our volunteers. Thanks to many hands, bouquets from this beautiful wedding were delivered to the residents of Jennings Center. We received a beautiful thank you note from one resident who has just celebrated her 96th birthday! A simple act of kindness made her day.
Waited eagerly for this massive donation of flowers to arrive from Columbus in early July. A huge “BigHearted” thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Johnathan Hankins for helping us bring joy to those in need. Thanks to HeatherLily, Inc. for all your support. And we certainly couldn’t do this without all our volunteers.
We are only a few short months into our mission of delivering flowers to those in need and we doubled our events and volunteers last weekend. Thanks to the Leebow Family for their generous donation and to Tokar Event Design for helping our volunteers Saturday evening with pick up. Thanks to Janet Abbey of Sterling Event Services for coordinating the details for us.