Flowers From The Heart
Although we are not active with this program due to current health concerns, Flowers from the Heart had its debut delivery January 2020. The initiative gives our participants an opportunity to learn the art and zen of arranging flowers and then surprising people with unexpected flower bouquets!
The participants also learn important social and customer service skills, all while delivering a bit of joy. We look forward to surprising people with our newest program once restrictions are lifted, and we can safely share. In February 2020, we delivered hundreds of bouquets in the community - Police and Firefighters, senior citizens, and our first delivery, Mayor George Van Dusen and his assistant, Vicky Varga.
Thank you to our volunteer flower team. They rescue slightly spent blooms from local businesses, such as KD and Company of Wheeling, Grand Food Center in Winnetka and Whole Foods of Glenview, and bring the flowers to be recycled in the newly created Flowers from the Heart Workshop at The Douglas Center.