Our mission is Love…
Photo Above: Suzanne Carter (Founder) on the left with her daughter Mara.
After visiting her mom Helen every day at a nursing home in Provincetown and seeing how many people never received visitors, Suzanne Carter knew her next chapter in life had found her. Using her modest inheritance, Flower Angels USA was born to honor her mom’s memory and for Mara, her delightful special needs daughter, to learn the importance of kindness and service to others.
With over 2000 nursing home beds on Cape Cod, the idea of delivering random acts of love to patients who often have minimal contact with a friend or family member emerged. Flower Angels became a friend to all who are often forgotten in elder care facilities. Flower Angels USA was founded on the idea that perfectly good repurposed flowers and lonely people were a match made in heaven. Suzanne, her daughter Mara and her amazing “angel” volunteers are thrilled to uplift spirits by delivering 200 or more bouquets of joy weekly. By the end of each month residents in 28 facilities on Cape Cod have been visited. Many of our senior volunteers have found camaraderie and a renewed life purpose as Flower Angel volunteers…a win-win for all!
Flower Angels USA has benefited greatly from the kindness of others including our awesome floral partners, Trader Joes, Shaws Markets and many local brides and event planners. Our 501 (c) (3) charitable organization began in March 2014. Since that time it has expanded its mission to include other organizations; Community Connection, Cape Abilities and L.I.F.E., who have become an important part of the Flower Angels delivery team. These organizations facilitate the hiring and volunteerism of adults with disabilities-another match made in heaven.
Recipient of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s ‘Myra Kraft Community MVP Award’ and the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, Suzanne and the Flower Angels USA team are dedicated to “Delivering Random Acts of Love, Recycling Flowers, Warming Hearts”
Suzanne is a fifth-generation Cape Codder who has run successful businesses on the Cape for decades. She was happily retired and not looking for a “next chapter” but sometimes the next chapter in your life finds you!