“Oh great! My favourite day of the week! Nothing makes me feel better than playing with flowers”.
“I love making flower arrangements. Waking up to see flowers on my bedside table puts a smile on my face in the morning”.
“Those flowers sure smell good”.
“Ooooohhh! Look at all the colours! They are so beautiful”!
These are just some of the comments staff at Yaletown House hear from residents about the Divine Vines Bouquet of Kindness – Community in Bloom program.
Every Tuesday morning, Divine Vines welcomes a Yaletown House resident and volunteer with bunches of free flowers to take back to the Vancouver complex care facility. Yaletown House cares for people who are no longer able to live independently due to illness such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease, mental health or physical challenges. For the last eight years, Divine Vines has been donating flowers to residents through its Bouquet of Kindness – Community in Bloom program.
When Divine Vines creates its custom, one of a kind floral creations for customers, the flowers must be at their peak of freshness. Other flower shops may throw out flowers that are past their prime, but with its Bouquet of Kindness – Community in Bloom program, Divine Vines has found a way to reduce waste and help the community. Divine Vines donates the not quite perfect flowers to Yaletown House so residents can use them in flower arranging and enjoy fresh bouquets every week.