Flowers for Dreams™ is a socially conscious floral delivery and floral catering service. Our flowers are sourced organically, grown sustainably, and hand-delivered locally for half the price of a traditional florist. For every bouquet, arrangement, or centerpiece sold, we commit to donating a backpack complete with school supplies to a local student in need.
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The Flowers for Dreams project began outside the doors of a commencement ceremony. An inspired college student on summer break - Steven - convinced a friend in the floral industry to ship 300 rose bouquets to his home in Chicago. On credit and good faith. His plan? Sell the bouquets as congratulatory gifts outside his former high school's graduation. For each bouquet sold, he would fund a backpack complete with school supplies to a local 1st grader in need. For every bouquet, a backpack. For every congratulations, an opportunity. Profit and purpose working together.
After rallying the commitment of his longtime friend Jo, the concept took off at commencements across the city. Just two months in and hundreds of bouquets later, 400 1st graders in need each received the supplies they needed to start school. Unleashed was an uncontainable movement of two-way giving.
Today, Flowers for Dreams is more than just a floral fundraiser. We’ve bridged the gap between the big online floral retailer and the mom-and-pop florist to offer designer, local floral at affordable prices to gift-givers everywhere. Pay an Internet price, support a local cause, and get your flowers hand-delivered fresh. Nowhere else but here. And with all this, our mindset remains the same: make a net social impact in everything you do. That’s why we offer organic, sustainable flowers and deliver them all for an empowering cause: increasing childhood access to education. Conscious consumers take heed.
How Far Can a Backpack Take You?
This video has been provided at the courtesy of our 501(c)3 partner Supplies for Dreams:
“The most important door a student will ever walk through is the front door of their own home.”
-Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago
86% of students in our Chicago Public Schools system come from low-income families. Inner-city homes are fractured and basic utilities deficient. So how is it we expect students to continue their learning outside of the classroom without the requisite materials?
It is Flowers for Dreams belief that by providing an individualized backpack - equipped with binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, schedulers, and more - we’re giving each student a chance. A chance to compete from the start. A chance to organize and compartmentalize their work. A chance to more easily finish and transport their homework assignments. And more than anything, a chance to take pride in and own their learning experience.
School Supplies Matter
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Flowers by subscription. Fresh-cut, organic, and sustainable stems delivered locally on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Choose the delivery day, arrival time, floral style, and quantity with a personal floral concierge at your behest.
Plans start at just $29 and the 1st arrangement comes FREE!
Send designer arrangements to anywhere in the metropolitan area. Say goodbye to brokerage fees, double digit delivery charges, and suffocating packaging. Say hello to local, organic floral hand-delivered fresh in water and vase for half the price.
Consider a Gift Membership if you're a frequent giver and guarantee 25% OFF every single time you order.
We specialize in school and corporate events. Whether its a commencement, prom, recital or beyond, we provide congratulatory bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres for fundraising. Whether it's an executive reception, a nonprofit gala, or even a small office conference, we'll turn your elegant event into a meaningful soiree with classic centerpieces and ceremonial decor.
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