Is there a Bloom Project near me?
We are headquartered in Portland, OR and serve the Portland Metro area, Salem, and Vancouver, WA hospice partners from this location. We also have two affiliate projects in Bend, OR and one in San Francisco, CA.
For Bend inquiries, please reach out to:
- Lisa McGowan for The Bloom Project at St. Charles Hospice
- Anne Wilson for The Bloom Project at Touchmark Mount Bachelor Village, benefitting patients served by “Partners in Care.”
For San Francisco inquiries, please click here to reach The Bloom Project at Zen Caregiving Project.
I want to donate flowers from a wedding/luncheon/event. How do I do that?
I am a wholesale florist or grower and want to donate product. How do I do that?
Please email Heidi Berkman at: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss in further detail.
I have a whole bunch of vases to donate. How do I do that?
Here in Portland, the majority of the bouquets we create each week are “hand-tied”-style bouquets similar to what you would purchase at a florist shop or grocer that are delivered to our hospice partners’ offices in buckets. For the 6 arrangements we make each week for OHSU’s Palliative Care floor, we use a specific style of vase called an ivy bowl in part because of its small footprint that fits easily on the hospital tray/table. You can find details on the vases we use as well as other items on our Wish List here.
My friend or family member is on hospice. How can I request a bouquet be delivered to them?
Due to HIPAA laws, our hospice partners are prohibited from sharing (or acknowledging) whether a particular patient is under their care; thus, we have no way to direct bouquets to specific patients. We also are not affiliated with every hospice provider in Oregon. You can see which hospices we are partnered with here and recommend that you ask your hospice nurse/social worker/chaplain/volunteer directly if they receive bouquets from us, and, if so, ask if they can bring one to the patient.
How many volunteers do you have?
We have nearly 200 volunteers in Portland, Oregon. This includes the Board of Directors, specially trained processing/arranging volunteers, pickup & delivery drivers, and project-specific committee members.
What days/hours do you work?
In Portland, our processing/arranging work sessions are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and we have a processing-only session on Saturday mornings.
What are the age requirements for volunteering?
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer.
Do I have to have floral experience to be a volunteer at a processing/arranging session?
While it can be helpful, it is not a requirement. We provide an extensive mentoring program for new volunteers that includes in-depth processing and bouqueting training.