Blooms from the Heart partners with San Diego area event planners, venues, businesses and individuals to collect flower arrangements, loose blooms or plants that might otherwise be discarded. The flowers may be from an event, gala or celebration, or business décor or product due to be replaced.
Collection of flowers following an event is done at the event venue or event planner’s place of business the day after the event and the flowers are transported to the Blooms from the Heart staging center. Flowers from other sources are picked up at the business location on a pre-determined schedule. Flowers can also be dropped off at the staging center. The flowers should be in good condition with at least 4 days of healthy life remaining.
Our volunteers quickly and lovingly repurpose the recycled flowers as needed, breaking large arrangements into smaller ones or arranging loose blooms in vases or other containers.
The new arrangements are then delivered to local hospitals, hospice centers, senior care facilities, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers and other facilities where they can be enjoyed. Blooms from the Heart partners with administrators, management and staff of these facilities to coordinate the deliveries. The recipients include the elderly and sick or terminally ill patients, those who have been abused, left homeless or otherwise forgotten, homebound individuals and others in need. We strive to send a message of caring and compassion with every single bloom delivered.
Our Flower Source Partners work with us to supply flowers and our Recipient Partners help ensure flowers are distributed to those most in need. Visit Our Partners to learn more.
Our Volunteers come from all walks of life, most with no previous floral experience except the desire to create something that can bring joy to others. Volunteers participate in flower collection, repurposing and delivery, promotional opportunities, and fundraising.
We also work with business and community groups on team building events. The groups work hands-on to experience the satisfaction of helping make a difference.
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In addition to flower donations, Blooms from the Heart accepts donations of vases and other containers, floral supplies, and monetary donations. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported through the generosity of others.
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The Special E is a unique “green” service that rescues leftovers from meetings, parties and special events throughout the country and recycles them in ways that help our planet and people in need.
Through speaking engagements, event participation, networking, marketing, and fundraising, we hope to share our mission, strengthen our program and promote San Diego as a community that cares.
“Thank you for the flowers. They really brought our building to life!”
"This was a great highlight for our residents."
"I just want to thank you very much for the beautiful flowers. The patients love having them in their rooms."
“(The flowers) not only brightened our dining room, but brightened our whole day! The ladies very much appreciated the gift.”
“Your gift to San Diego Hospice helps patients and their families during a special time in their lives, enabling them to live each moment to the fullest.”
"Thank you for your caring and compassion to those in need."
"I send you this email filled with many thanks, hugs and smiles!Thanks for your contribution...it truely blossomed our hearts."
"Thank you for your amazing work of bringing flowers to programs in our community."
"Our heartfelt thanks."
"Thank you for the lovely flowers."