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The Bloom Project to thank caregivers, volunteers

November represents National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and - in commemoration - from Nov. 7 through Nov. 11, The Bloom Project will “Give Back to the Giver,” donating bouquets to the hard-working physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and volunteers that provide care for hospice and palliative care patients.

“Throughout the year, The Bloom Project provides fresh floral bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients. We could not be more thankful for our partners in executing this mission, and the hard work they complete all day, every day,” said The Bloom Project founder Heidi Berkman. “We recognize the power of flowers, and hope that this gesture will help us to communicate the appreciation we have for the special work they do.”

The Bloom Project receives each of its flowers from donations provided by wholesale floral companies, growers and local grocery stores. The flowers are repurposed by volunteers into beautiful bouquets ready to deliver to local hospice and palliative care patients. For its weeklong “Give Back to the Giver” program, the organization’s bouquets will be donated to caregivers in lieu of patients.

Find The Bloom Project on social media at www.facebook.com/TheBloomProject/ and www.instagram.com/the_bloom_project/. Be sure to use the hashtags #GiveBackToTheGiver and #TheBloomProject.

About The Bloom Project

Founded in 2007 by Heidi Berkman in Bend, Ore., The Bloom Project is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides fresh floral bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients. The Bloom Project expanded to Portland in 2013, and receives each of its flowers from donations provided by wholesale floral companies, growers and local grocery stores. The flowers are repurposed by volunteers into beautiful bouquets ready to deliver to local hospice and palliative care patients. Volunteers come from all different backgrounds; many are retired or have little to no floral experience. Members of the team with floral design experience host training sessions, teaching new volunteers how to: care for the flowers, identify which flowers to keep and how to create a bouquet. Berkman and her team of volunteers are committed to sustainable business practices. Not only are they eco-friendly in their efforts to repurpose flowers from their partners, but also by composting floral waste. For more information, please visit: http://thebloomproject.org.


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