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10/29/2018 – Press Release – The Bloom Project Receives Generous Donations From Henry Lea Hillman, Jr. Foundation and Autzen Foundation

These contributions will support the nonprofit’s mission to donate floral bouquets to a growing number of hospice and palliative care patients.

PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 29, 2018) – The Bloom Project, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides hospice and palliative care patients with fresh floral bouquets, has recently received a $4,500 contribution from the Board of Trustees of the Henry Lea Hillman, Jr. Foundation, as well as a $3,000 grant from the Autzen Foundation. These donations will support The Bloom Project as it continues to donate bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients in their homes and care facilities.

“With these generous gifts from the Henry Lea Hillman, Jr. Foundation and The Autzen Foundation, The Bloom Project will continue to share the power of flowers with hospice and palliative care patients in hopes of enriching their end-of-life care,” said founder of The Bloom Project, Heidi Berkman. “As an organization, we are both eager and excited to invest this money towards the continuation and expansion of our mission throughout the Portland Metro area.”

The Bloom Project receives all of its flowers by donation, from wholesale floral companies, growers and local grocery stores. Volunteers then repurpose the donated flowers into beautiful bouquets ready to deliver to local hospice and palliative care patients. All financial donations to The Bloom Project, like those from the Henry Lea Hillman, Jr. Foundation and The Autzen Foundation, cover operational and program costs.