On Tuesday, Dec. 12, local business and nonprofits collaborate once again, spreading holiday cheer to seniors throughout the region
Who / What: Through its unique partnership with Meals on Wheels People and The Bloom Project, Teufel Holly Farmswill donate 2,500 holiday centerpieces to seniors throughout the region. Just in time for the holidays, the fifth year of this collaboration will bring cheer and encouragement to those in need.
Where: Meals on Wheels People Central Kitchen in Multnomah Village, 7710 SW 31st Ave, Portland, OR 97219
When: Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m.
- Delivery of 2,500 holiday centerpieces to Meals on Wheels People by representatives of Teufel Holly Farms and The Bloom Project.
- Volunteers loading fleet of trucks, where a team of nearly 400 drivers will later deliver the holiday centerpieces to homebound seniors.
- Behind-the-scenes at Meals on Wheels People, including Executive Director Suzanne Washington.
About Meals on Wheels People: Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970. We provide hot, nutritious meals to older adults at dozens of meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties, and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound senior. With the help of 5,000 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.1 million meals each year. Visit: mealsonwheelspeople.org.
About The Bloom Project: Founded in 2007 by Heidi Berkman, The Bloom Project is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides fresh floral bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients. The Bloom Project receives each of its flowers as donations provided by wholesale floral companies, growers and local grocery stores. The flowers are repurposed by volunteers into beautiful bouquets ready to deliver to local hospice and palliative care patients. Berkman and her team of volunteers are committed to sustainable business practices. Not only are they eco-friendly in their efforts to repurpose flowers from their partners, but also by composting floral waste. For more information, please visit: http://thebloomproject.org.
About Teufel Holly Farms: Teufel Holly Farms, established in 1890, provides the most extensive line of Christmas holly and evergreens in the industry. The Teufel Family is committed to continuing the family tradition of excellence and superior quality set forth by five generations. To learn more, see: http://www.teufelhollyfarms.com.