The Little Sisters of the Poor Holy Family Home in Philadelphia does something special for each of their 50 elderly residents each year: they purchase wrist corsages in celebration of Mother’s Day. But this year, they don’t have the money to do it.
Peicha and Emily of falls flowers, the fabulous flower shop in East Falls where I used to work, wanted to collaborate with me on making them since their shop is already so busy. Because the Sisters don’t have the budget to commission us at a regular price, or even enough to cover the flowers, we decided to raise money and give these residents a great Mother’s Day! And that’s where you come in. We only have two weeks until Mother’s Day, and depending upon how much you’re able to share, we can give them small or large wrist corsages dripping with roses, ranunculus, and other accent flowers. If we raise even more, they could each get a small bouquet!
Won’t you share your generosity and give some low-income elderly women a great Mother’s Day?
We need donations in the next week so we can then plan the acquisition of materials and do the labor. We will only use these funds to create floral designs for these residents, and if we receive excess of what we need to do so, the money will be contributed directly to Holy Family Home via me, Ann MacMullan. You will receive a Paypal receipt that can be used as a tax deductible donation to charity. Even just a few dollars will go a long way.
The blog will feature updates, how much we raise and how much we spend, photos of the process/making the flowers, and then the delivery of the flowers and hopefully the delighted residents receiving them! Lend a hand, and spread some beauty!