I couldn’t think of a better way to start the day than with a post about giving back to others. Jaime at The Monkey Flower Group in Napa launched a great new project called Flowers to Care that brings flower arrangements to members of the community who don’t have the resources to acquire them. We’ve been posting all sorts of ideas to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones, but if you have the ability to help others, it’s always wonderful to share with people outside of your family and friends.
Jaime’s program lets you buy a small arrangement ($20 each, made using local, fresh flowers) that will be delivered to the Cope Family Center to be enjoyed by those in need. I know this is highly regional, but whether you’re in this area or not, it’s so important to give back whenever possible. Jaime inspired me to take part in this idea, and I hope it will inspire some of you to try the same idea in your town. Flowers really do help brighten someone’s day, so if you’re picking up some blooms for yourself, consider dropping them (or some extras) off at your local shelter or another organization that can distribute them to a needy family or display them for everyone at the home to enjoy. Click here to check out Jaime’s program and donate an arrangement (you receive an email with the flowers you bought) and here to find a charity close to you that might be in need of some Valentine’s donations.