If there’s one thing that is a widely agreed upon fact, it is that 2020 has been a stressful year for all of us. In an effort to alleviate this common stress and bring a smile to the face of our friends at H.O.M.E., one gloomy Tuesday in October our team set out on a mission with the help of Ashland Addison Florist Company.
A small group of volunteers composed of leadership, staff, and associate board members teamed up to deliver fresh bouquets to the door of every resident at H.O.M.E. 's three affordable intergenerational living buildings: Blackhawk Manor, Pat Crowley House, and Nathalie Salmon House.
It's incredible how a small gesture like an unexpected bouquet of flowers can brighten someone's whole day, and we cannot express how much H.O.M.E. appreciates community-minded businesses that think creatively about how to give back. With every bouquet delivered kind words and smiles were exchanged, providing the gift of joy & connection in this unfamiliar “social distanced” world we all currently live in.
Our team is looking forward to fostering more partnerships and creating new initiatives to bring smiles to the face of our residents, while keeping the health & safety of our seniors a priority. If you are with a business or organization that may be interested in partnering with H.O.M.E. to continue fostering joy, independence, and connection for our seniors this winter please reach out to Cassidy Olson, Direct of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again to Ashland Addison for their generous and thoughtful donation, and our flower delivery volunteers for their help! Together, home is what we make of it.