A strong commitment to our community has been important to the Winston Family since the opening of the first Winston Flowers store in 1944. The Charity in Bloom program was more recently created to increase awareness and raise funds for individual non-profit organizations who work to improve health and wellness of children and families through medical research, education and mentorship. Each month, proceeds from our custom-designed arrangements are shared with our partner organization to support their initiatives.
Through our Charity in Bloom program, Winston Flowers is proud to donate 20% of the proceeds from this floral design (available in red or white) to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club for the month of December, anywhere in the United States.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston's mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. Today, BGCB operates eleven clubs throughout Boston and serves approximately 17,000 children and teens. For more information about BGCB, please visit: www.bgcb.org.
Since 1884, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing youth development services for children in New York City’s most disadvantaged communities. Madison currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at four Clubhouses throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx. For more information about Madison, please visit: www.madisonsquare.org.
With great excitement and gratitude, we are pleased to announce that
our philanthropic program, Charity in Bloom, has raised more than $1
million dollars for our partner organizations. Since its introduction
in May 2010, Charity in Bloom has generated needed funds for more than
thirty organizations who work to improve the health and wellness of
children and families through medical research, education and mentorship.
It is with great appreciation that we share this milestone with you— and
look forward to your valued support of this program in the future.
We are currently reviewing candidates for the 2019 cycle. If interested, please assemble background information about your organization and send it to:
A Boston organization dedicated to helping young people build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
Funds raised from one month of Charity in Bloom helped:
Perkins is committed to providing education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults around the world who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with or without other disabilities.
Corinne Grousbeck, Chair-Elect for Perkins Board of Trustees:
“We were fortunate to be selected as the very first Charity in Bloom partner. We were honored to co-brand with such a reputable, socially-conscious business. Our collaboration not only raised valuable funds— but another major benefit is one we never anticipated. Due to our partnership with Winston Flowers, every associate within the company has learned about our mission. One of our biggest challenges is finding jobs for our students who are visually impaired. Upon discovering that we have a horticulture center on campus, Winston Flowers created a summer vocational program run by their employees to teach our students about business and the art of floral arranging.”
The One Family Scholars program helps homeless and at-risk single parents as they enroll in, or return to, college to make a better life for themselves and their children.
Penny Fireman, Board of Directors of One Family:
“Each year that One Family has been a partner in the program, the amount of money raised has grown. This past year, as a result of Charity in Bloom, we were able to provide financial aid and coaching services to six single parents as they seek the college degree that will help them secure a family-sustaining career. Through Charity in Bloom, One Family and our mission of ending family homelessness have reached new audiences that we would never have touched before.”