IN 2021, WE BUILT
A decade in the making
It was a year of firsts.
First decade in business
First million donated? Almost!
* Donated through 12/31/2021
Help us get there. When you buy, we give. Because giving is who we are.Shop flowers
It makes me feel incredibly grateful to work for a company who just *gets it* and has always kept their word to give back to the communities we serve.
We started our own nonprofit to maximize our impact, contributing $236,121 to local causes in 2021 alone.See the foundation
Housing & Homelessness
Women & Girls
Contributed $39,441 to Housing & Homelessness
We launched our Foundation in 2021 by supporting creative solutions to house the homeless. In the peak winter months of the COVID-19 pandemic, too many of our fellow citizens went without shelter, housing security, or stability.
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Helped 296 people become homeowners
Provided financial education to 1,564 individuals
This family of five will reinvest over $85,000 into the City of Milwaukee by purchasing and rehabbing a vacant tax foreclosure for owner occupancy.
Doubled Digs with Dignity’s yearly impact to 38 families.
Contributed $69,929 to Mental Health
1 in 4 people in the United States will experience a mental illness, and many experts expect this number to increase due to the impact of COVID-19.
The Foundation provided its largest grant in Flowers for Dreams' history to NAMI chapters in the Midwest dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness.
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Supported the free, mental health helpline, which answered more than 13,000 calls for help in 2021.
“I was in DESPERATE NEED for someone to talk to and found NAMI on the web. Julia took the time to speak to me that day and it made a huge difference in my state of mind. Thank God your organization exists!!!! It saves lives!”
Provided mental health education and support classes to 110 family members of those experiencing mental illness
Funded crisis training to teach law enforcement to better handle mental health crises.
Contributed $66,854 to BIPOC Communities
Less than 10% of grant dollars are awarded to BIPOC nonprofits. We are committed to breaking this cycle. In 5 chronically under-resourced neighborhoods in our cities, we wanted to change the misdirected attention on violence or death, to celebrating growth and life.
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Funds supported the workforce development program, which grew from 55 to currently 76 people enrolled.
One of our current participants was recently released after serving 23 years in prison. He was just hired for a delivery driver position. He is very excited to start his new role with this as the first step towards his long-term goal of receiving his Driver’s License.
Two graduates from this year successfully completed a lengthy application process and began the CTA Second Chance Program which often leads to full-time employment opportunities within the CTA.
When the supply chain failed, We helped Urban Growers Collective provide food access to over 36,000 families.
Austin Harvest is a youth-led fresh produce market. In 2021, we helped grow it into a year-round entrepreneurship program.
Contributed $59,896 to Women & Girls
The future is female. Our investments should reflect that. Unfortunately today, there is a lack of gender equity in education, nonprofit funding, and the arts from a young age. This holiday season, the foundation will be funding 3 neighborhood nonprofits empowering young women & girls in need.
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Helped 296 people become homeowners
I choose to work for Flowers for Dreams because we stand for more than just profit.
We donated way more than money in 2021. We used our voice.
$2,000 for reproductive justice to Midwest Access Coalition
First funds to the Cook County Rehabilitation Flower Farm
First regional and national florist in the US to raise wages to $15
Over $60k to Black & Brown communities- all from the sale of flowers
To get there, we arranged a lot of flowers.
ACROSS 9 STATES
WREATH & WREATH KITS
Other companies can learn a thing or two from Flowers for Dreams about how to give back to their community. Whether it's with a campaign, a fundraiser, a group project. It's important and not enough companies do it!
At Flowers for Dreams, we believe that business should do more than make money, and we do our part by donating 25% of our profits to an incredible group of charities.
Weddings are changing for the better
We reimagined our wedding collections to work for any budget.
We don’t believe in miminums, upsells and vendor gimicks. We take it back to the beautiful basics: natural flowers for fair and honest pricing. A stylish wedding designed for ease and simplicity, not wealth or opulence.PLAn your wedding
We use business as a force for good, that’s why we’re a B Corp.
Certified by the nonprofit B Lab as voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance.
Community involvement, giving back to local charities and collaborating on diverse issues are the main reasons I work here. We actually walk the talk!
We're constantly focused on how we can help others and connect with our neighbors. I've been involved with the charities we work with and I can't explain how cool it is to see how excited they are for us to be a part of what they do.