Dream Foundation Hosts its 9th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon
Community will celebrate and raise funds for beloved local program
This annual tradition was held off last year due to the natural disasters that plagued the region. "We are humbled and delighted to welcome back an event that has been so very special to the organization and the community we love," says Dream Foundation's Chief Executive Officer, Kisa Heyer. "It's incredibly overwhelming to see the program continue to thrive amongst all odds. We are thankful to all of our volunteers, growers, and friends."
Dream Foundation's Flower Empower program is a Santa Barbara-based, volunteer-driven program that delivers more than 150 floral bouquets, fresh-baked cookies, fine chocolates, and hand-made cards to people in hospices, cancer centers, and their homes every week from Ventura to Goleta. Since its inception, twenty-five years ago, the program has made more than 115,000 bouquets..
Last year, in response to the disasters, the program was able to reorganize funds and bring cheer to affected children with toys and games. "It was an easy decision," says Heyer. "I'm pleased we could continue our work of bringing comfort and joy to our community."
This year's event will honor and recognize the following groups and individuals:
- National Charity League, Inc. Santa Barbara, 2019 Organization of the Year
- Tracey Morris, ella & louie floral studio, 2019 Florist of the Year
- Flower Empower Honorary Committee, 2019 Volunteers of the Year
NewsChannel3's Alan Rose and Alys Martinez will co-host the joyous event. Andrew Firestone will spearhead a festive live auction and paddle raise. Rose, Martinez, and Firestone have all been long-time, dedicated supporters of Dream Foundation, its mission and programs, including Flower Empower.
A limited number of tickets are available for $150. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and provide wonderful benefits for brands and families alike. https://nightout.com/
Flower Empower is made possible by the generosity of community growers, retailers, volunteers, and 2019 Program Sponsors, Robin & Roger Himovitz and Shelley & Paul Schulte, Rudi Schulte Family Foundation.
The 9th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon humbly recognizes its 2019 Event Sponsors, Magnolia Level Sponsor: Lisa & George Hagerman, Peony Level Sponsors: Colleen Barnett-Taylor & Michael Taylor, Kate & Arthur Coppola, Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught, and Rose Level Sponsors: Wells Hughes, Arlington Financial Advisors, and Montectio Bank & Trust.
To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.dreamfoundation.org/
Remember your flats, hats, and wraps!
About Dream Foundation:
Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 30,000 final Dreams over the last twenty-five years. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator's four-star rating—its highest—for sound fiscal management, ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding—we rely solely on private donations. To support our mission please visit DreamFoundation.org/