July 28, 2020

Weddings Are Different, We Must Be Different.

Why We’re Saying “No” to Weddings in a Pandemic. 5 years ago, in 2015, Flowers for Dreams launched weddings. We had no idea what we were doing at the time. And we had no idea how big they would become. For the previous 3 years, starting in 2012, our business was much simpler: beautiful $35 […]

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June 02, 2020

We Will Not Be Silent.

Do not confuse the response of the oppressed with the violence of the oppressor. We are here to inspire our communities and use our voices, our bodies, our brand, and our platform to help this wave of change materialize into something lasting. We chose four affluent, and mostly white communities, where many are removed from […]

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March 13, 2020

Flowers For Dreams in the 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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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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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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September 18, 2020

Gigi’s Playhouse: Educate, Inspire, Believe

We opened our doors on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2015. We want to change the way the world views Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all. Many of us have children with Down syndrome or other disabilities and want to be a part of place that will accept our […]

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September 01, 2020

Camp One Step is not just a place, it is a Community

A Community of Gold. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to Go Gold and recognize families that have been affected by a childhood cancer diagnosis. At Camp One Step, we celebrate the bravery, strength, and compassion of our campers and their families.  For over 40 years, Camp One Step has connected kids with […]

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August 07, 2020

New Leash on Life

For the month of August, we have partnered with two amazing Dog Rescues in the Chicago and Milwaukee area. We are so excited to be working with these two charities that focus on rescuing, adoption, and educating their communities. Fetching Tails began in 2015 with the mission of lowering euthanasia rates by rescuing adoptable dogs and placing […]

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