August 06, 2019

Cove Student’s Future Blossoms at Flowers for Dreams

Written by Matt Huppert, Communiations Associate at The Cove School _______________ With the light of the summer sun pouring onto his workstation, Cove School Junior Sean Phelan of Wilmette trimmed the stems on a tall leafy stock, collected a handful of multi-colored flowers and bunched it all together for a bouquet. “Are you on your […]

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June 11, 2019

June for Young Girls

Written by Emily Ramstetter & Blair Brettschneider from GirlForward _______________ June is a busy month for many: graduations, celebrations, weddings, the start of summer, vacations, and more. (Which, by the way, are all fantastic opportunities to order a handmade bouquet!). Especially in the Midwest, June is a month of transformation as we can finally safely […]

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March 05, 2019

Rescue is our Favorite Breed

Written by Heather Owen, Founder & Executive Director of One Tail At A Time Prior to 2016 if a family came into Chicago’s city shelter with a pet they loved but could not afford to feed, or take to the vet, despite tears and regret, the animal would be impounded. Due to constant overcrowding in […]

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March 04, 2019

Improving & Protecting the Chicago River System

Written by Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River This year Friends of the Chicago River is celebrating our 40th anniversary and to be quite honest we have plenty to celebrate. Since Robert Cassidy wrote “Our Friendless River” in 1979, huge progress has been made. In the 1970s audiences laughed out loud when Chicago […]

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February 04, 2019

Healing and Empowering Sexual Assault Survivors

Written by our February Chicago charity, Resilience “Without [Resilience], I wouldn’t be alive today.” –Grace DeSant, former Resilience client and performance artist Meet Grace, a former Resilience client and performance artist. After Grace was sexually assaulted, she went to the ER, where a Resilience volunteer medical advocate provided her with care. A year later, when […]

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February 04, 2019

Planting Hope & Healing in our Community.

Written by Carmen Pitre, President and CEO of Sojourner “Through the years [at Sojourner] I have found and seen healing happen here. I have found a sisterhood of strong survivors, a building that was safer than home, and strong advocates guiding me. Here I find love, encouragement, and hope. Most important, I have found stability. […]

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January 25, 2019

STEM Education on the Shores of Milwaukee

Discovery World is Milwaukee’s premier, non-profit science and technology center for the whole family. Their 120,000 sq. ft. center offers fun and educational experiences and features interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, educational labs and programs, and other exciting activities. Unique, hands-on exhibits and programs focus on two areas — technology and freshwater sciences — with […]

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March 13, 2020

Flowers For Dreams Joins Motor City

Hello, Detroit! The Flowers for Dreams team has landed, and we couldn’t be more excited. Located next to the Shinola Hotel in Parker’s Alley, our doors officially opened February 12th, accepting walk-ins and pick-ups. We conducted our first deliveries on March 10th, and are happy to announce we’ll be open 7 days a week!  Our […]

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March 05, 2020

Sit Stay Read: Reading with Dogs

For the month of March, we have partnered with Sit Stay Read! An organization who works to advance children’s literacy skills using an engaging curriculum, dedicated volunteers, and certified dogs. This program originally started as a way to keep founder Mary Ellen Shneider’s older dog, Shandy, active. After Shandy had to retire from her volunteer […]

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October 16, 2019

The Flowers for Dreams Story—told through merch.

We’re celebrating 7 successful years of service by emptying our archives of iconic Flowers for Dreams Merch. October 22nd – 23rd we will deliver free merchandise* with each order. Check out some of our favorite highlights below! Our journey started out as a backpack for each bouquet and has blossomed into almost 500k in charitable […]

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