Any month at a budding nonprofit is full of milestones, memories and makers – joy makers, that is. Stay tuned as we share highlights, updates, and stories that are bringing us joy.
Giving Hearts Day 2020
Hope Blooms participated in our second Giving Hearts Day, and what an incredible experience it was!
In 24 hours, 235 giving hearts helped raise $22,970 for Hope Blooms. We couldn’t be more thankful. These funds will fuel our mission by supporting project and supplies costs and more!
Junkyard for Joy
Junkyard Brewery Company and Hope Blooms partnered this month at a special event to help spread more hope and joy in our community!
Attendees helped assemble bouquets for a suggested $5 donation. In total, more than $850 was raised. A big shout out to our board member, Becky Korf, who helped organize the event!
The awesome team at Junkyard shared this: “Over the years, our small local brewery has become a catalyst for many Fargo-Moorhead benefits, and the diversity of events put on to support local organizations is something we pride ourselves on. We’d like to say thank you to our guests for joining our mission & packing our taproom to the brim with benevolence!”
Belles & Blooms
And if we couldn’t celebrate any further, we gathered our girlfriends at Belles & Blooms – an evening dedicated to feeling good, looking good, and doing good for our community!
Also in its second year, this fundraiser raised more than $7,660 for our mission. A heartfelt thank you to Kaite Ehlis, Hope Blooms Board member, along with ADAE Salon owner Anna Joyce and the entire ADAE team for their time, effort, and support of our mission.
Fourth Grade Oak Grove Students Deliver Handmade Bouquets for Us
There are some times in life that are so special and tender, your heart runneth over. That’s how we feel about this sweet project. Oak Grove Lutheran Elementary School fourth graders collected and decorated jars for us in early February. Recently they saw their efforts in action when they delivered flowers for us in the jars they so lovingly created. Students hand delivered pint-sized joy and handwritten cards to residents at Touchmark at Harwood Groves Retirement Community.
The interaction left a lasting impression on not only the residents who needed a little extra joy in their day, but also the students who were able to witness how the smallest act of kindness can travel much farther than we could ever anticipate. A simple reminder that you matter is quite possibly the greatest gift one can receive. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this happen for our youth and our beloved elderly.
From a Touchmark resident: “I needed this today more than you can know.”
From an Oak Grove fourth grader: “This is the best field trip, we just get to make people smile.”
Floral Fun Facts!
– Number of volunteers in February: 20
– Number of volunteer hours: 37.5
– Bouquets delivered in February: 500
Special shout out to a couple larger groups who joined us for volunteering this month: United Way’s 2020 35 Under 35 class and Aspire Realty.