Our History

Since its beginning in 2009, with a few volunteers arranging flowers in floral designer Joyce Bellefeuille’s basement workshop, The Power of Flowers Project has grown to include over 100 volunteers donating thousands of hours each year and scores of recipient facilities serving the ill, the elderly, veterans, and others in need of a lift.

Who We Are

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to enriching the lives of others by harnessing the proven power of flowers to lift spirits and promote healing. Our bouquets can be found many places, from bedsides in nursing homes to coffee tables of Meals on Wheels clients and disabled veterans.

We Make Bouquets in Our Tewksbury Workshop

We re-new and re-fresh gently used flowers recycled from weddings, banquets, business conferences, memorial services—any event where flowers are left behind or tossed in the trash while they are still fresh. We also receive donations from flower wholesalers. We make and deliver over 400 bouquets every week to the 130 care facilities on our roster. All free of charge. Over 100,000 bouquets have been made and delivered since 2009.

The gift of each resident receiving an individual arrangement is breathtaking for them… they all too often drop through the cracks of attention.

We Conduct Flower Therapy Workshops at Care Facilities

In addition to delivering bouquets to care facilities, volunteers conduct Flower Therapy Workshops on site at care facilities, which enable residents to create their own bouquets. The activity promotes the use of fine motor skills, engages the senses and creates a positive social setting.

If your Care Community would like more information about hosting a Flower Therapy Workshop, please contact Michelle Silveira, Executive Director, at michelle@pofproject.org or by calling 978-226-8545.

Supported in part through a generous grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.

Visit the Foundation at www.glcfoundation.org.

We Engage Businesses in the VIP Experience (Volunteer in Place)

In today’s world, companies are looking for more engaged employees.  One way to foster engagement at your company is through corporate social responsibility.  Why not consider a fun teambuilding event hosted over lunch that will benefit the elderly and veterans?   We call it Kindness Connection and it’s a great bonding experience for your employees who get together, talk face-to-face, and use their hands to be creative.

If you are interested in hosting Kindness Connection, please contact Michelle Silveira, Executive Director, at michelle@pofproject.org or by calling 978-226-8545.

 

We Help You Give Back with Your Friends and Family at a Buds and Blooms Party!

Are you looking for something new to do with your friends and family? Something that not only connects you through laughter and creativity, but is a way to give back and benefit the elderly and veterans in your community? How about hosting a Bouquet Creation Party?

If you are interested, please contact Michelle Silveira, Executive Director, at michelle@pofproject.org or by calling 978-226-8545.

 

Please Consider Donating

Although all our flowers are donated and all the work is done by volunteers, we have expenses such as foam and cups to make the arrangements, gasoline to deliver them, and workshop overhead. For this we rely on the generosity of people like you –people who want to see their charitable donations used to provide a valuable, uplifting service right in our own community.