March 13 was the 1 year anniversary of our first flower delivery to Seashore Point, Provincetown in honor of my mother, Helen Carter. Sometimes I feel her smiling down on me for creating such a beautiful organization with the soul purpose of serving others. Our many amazing Flower Angel volunteers have the same feeling in their hearts for their mom’s as well. For 20 months, my mom was a patient in SSP nursing home and I visited her daily. Each time I delivered big bags of candies and goodies, it brought her great joy to fill up little Dixie cups and distribute them to others. It was there I discovered very few residents have many visitors, if any at all. Using my small inheritance, Flower Angels USA, was born-a non profit charity with the purpose of delivering random acts of love to patients who have been confined to nursing homes simply because they have no other choices. At first I purchased flowers and vases. Friends came to help make the bouquets. Then Trader Joes generously offered to donate their flowers. Wonderful and talented Flower Angel volunteers began streaming in…Kathleen T. was our first and has been dedicated ever since! Our vase drive quickly produced 6000 vases! Once the wedding season was in its glory, brides and event planners from large wedding venues began donating their magnificent centerpieces. We were on our way! What began in Provincetown, quickly spread throughout the Cape bringing sunshine, kindness and smiles to many. We soon began receiving help from our awesome differently-abled communities. They happily collected flowers from Trader Joes and eventually from several Shaws Supermarkets, too. Our workshop was blooming with gorgeous flowers everywhere! In November, Cape Abilities and Community Connections Flower Angels teams began assisting us with the deliveries. The patients loved seeing their smiling faces and our delightful special assistants thoroughly enjoyed delivering the flowers…a partnership made in heaven!
Recently, 210 bouquets were delivered to Seashore Point, Provincetown, Rosewood Harwich, Cape Regency, Centerville, Eagle Pond, Dennis, EPOCH Harwich, Windsor nursing homes, Yarmouth. and to Beacon Hospice patients in nursing homes Cape-wide. The vibrant spring bouquets also brightened the hearts and dinner tables of Neighborhood Nutrition, a wonderful charity committed to feeding the less fortunate at Faith Assembly of God church in Hyannis.
We need your help!
Flower Angels USA is supported solely through private donations from individuals like you. We are currently seeking corporate sponsorships and grants. A tax deductible donation of any amount will make an immediate difference in the impact of our mission, help pay for our operating expenses and provide part-time paid jobs for our three differently-abled employees, Tabby, Kevin and Mara. Together we can deliver random acts of love and kindness to others.