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Turn around is more than fair play with The Bloom Project. They will deliver their beautiful blooms to caregivers next week in celebration of Give Back to the Giver week.

COURTESY PHOTO  - The Bloom Project will celebrate Give Back to the Giver week starting Nov. 4. Volunteers will make bouquets to be distributed to hospice and palliative caregivers.

In partnership with The Bloom Project, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared the week of Nov. 4 the fourth-annual Give Back to the Giver week.

Throughout the week, hospice and palliative caregivers will be acknowledged for the integral role they play in the community, particularly with end-of-life care. The Bloom Project will orchestrate Give Back to the Giver by creating and donating fresh floral bouquets to the hard-working physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and volunteers who provide care for hospice and palliative care patients.

"We are honored by the opportunity to celebrate the fourth annual Give Back to the Giver by gifting fresh floral bouquets to the hard-working individuals who dedicate so much to hospice and palliative care," said The Bloom Project Executive Director Kamla Hurst. "Every day we see how much these individuals do for our community, and we hope recognizing this week will truly show caregivers how much we value everything they do."

The Bloom Project repurposes donated flowers received from wholesale floral companies, growers and local grocery stores. A dedicated team of nearly 200 volunteers build bouquets from the flowers, ready to deliver to local hospice and palliative care patients. During Give Back to the Giver, this model is shifted on its side, with the flowers instead being gifted to the caregivers.

The Bloom Project gifted more than 400 bouquets in 2018 during its Give Back to the Giver week, which added to more than 260,000 bouquets donated by The Bloom Project during its 10-year history. The nonprofit's volunteers also recently celebrated a milestone — having contributed more than 125,000 hours over the past decade.

To learn more visit thebloomproject.org.


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