Mother’s Day Flowers – Donations Update

Thank you to the 19 people who have donated to our Mother’s Day Flower Project so far. Your generosity is stunning, and will make a big statement to the 50 elderly residents of Holy Family Home, run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Philadelphia. We’ve received Paypal donations from family members, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances we’ve only met a few times.    It was my sister Amy and her husband John who brought us over the $500 mark! Right now, at $563, we have enough to make some simple wrist corsages.  If we get more, we can give these elderly residents something really over-the-top!

combos2Our Donations Hero List, last names omitted for privacy:  Motria L., Aaron B., Elizabeth C., Shannon O., Jen S., Amy K., Walter B., Emily M., Carolyn D., Josh L., Lise N., Mandy G., Mary F., Emily M., Vincent T., Jason H., Michael B., Joseph K., Amy K. (2nd time!), and Rebecca M.

We are still accepting donations! Please visit the Paypal site by clicking this link: DONATE.  You will receive a Paypal receipt that can be used as a tax deductible donation to charity.  Even just a few dollars will go continue a long way.  

I’ll leave you with some quotes on mothers, who all deserve flowers on Mother’s Day:

  • A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  –Tenneva Jordan
  • All mothers are working mothers. –Author Unknown
  • Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. –Ambrose Bierce
  • Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. –Oprah Winfrey
  • Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met. –Marguerite Duras
  • There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids. –Stephen King
  • Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. –Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. — Abraham Lincoln


Help Give Elderly Residents a Great Mother’s Day

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.

Residents at Holy Family HOme

Residents at Holy Family Home, from their website

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!

bouquet created by peicha chang of falls flowers

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!