Thanks to the ladies at WED Memphis for recently promoting and sharing information about Bouquets of Hope.
Bouquets of Hope, a ministry of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, recently launched in the Mid-South. Bouquets of Hope take flowers and floral arrangements donated from weddings and other events to repurpose them into new arrangements for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices. These patients do not typically receive flowers so the donations help brighten their day.
You can view more info about Bouquets of Hope in the flyer below:
Mike Allen, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, shared more about the new initiative and how it will help people in the community.
“This new outreach has four legs,” said Mike Allen, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. “First, we’ll be able to brighten the day of in-patients of local hospitals, hospice locations and nursing homes who, due to circumstances outside their control rarely, if ever, receive flowers. Second, all too often babies die in our community and it takes everything their family has to bury them properly. We’ll work with local funeral directors to provide a small spray of flowers for the baby’s funeral when we can. Third, this is an awesome opportunity to give some of our hard-to-employ clients a very practical job skill and real-life work experience which can lead to employment at local florists, garden centers or in the floral department of local grocery stores. Finally, this is a wonderful option for brides and other hosts / hostesses to easily give their floral arrangements an extended life.”
What a wonderful idea and sweet ministry! Instead of letting your wedding flowers die after the ceremony you can use them to brighten someone’s day!
For information on Bouquets of Hope, to volunteer or to arrange to donate flowers, please call (901) 722-4711 or visit Catholic Charities of West Tennessee’s website at www.ccwtn.org.