Flower Empower


Photo Credit: Kelly Sweda Photography

Dream Foundation’s Flower Empower program is a Santa Barbara-based, volunteer-driven program that delivers floral bouquets, fresh-baked cookies, fine chocolates and cards hand made by school children to people in hospitals, hospices, cancer centers and their homes. Volunteers prepare dozens of arrangements using donated flowers. Flower delivery referrals come from cancer centers, nurses, doctors, hospices, elder support organizations and others.

If you know someone who has lost a loved one, is recovering from surgery, or is in the hospital or a rehabilitation facility, you can refer a flower recipient by contacting us online at Dream Foundation or by calling 888-4Dreams.

Flower Empower Florist Network

We are also looking for florists across the country who would like to donate their time and floral arrangements, and deliver them to hospitals, hospices, cancer centers and other places to people who could benefit from a bouquet to brighten their day.

If you are interested in volunteering for Flower Empower in Santa Barbara, or joining the Flower Empower Florist Network, please contact flowerempower@dreamfoundation.org.

Photo Credit: Kelly Sweda Photography

Our Flower Empower Partners

B and H Flowers
Bo-tan-ik
Chocolats du CaliBressan
Ever-Bloom
Florabundance
Maximum Nursery
Myriad Flowers
Trader Joe’s
Westerlay Orchids
Westland Floral Company Inc.
  • B and H Flowers
  • Bo-tan-ik
  • Chocolats du CaliBressan
  • Ever-Bloom
  • Florabundance
  • Maximum Nursery
  • Myriad Flowers
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Westerlay Orchids
  • Westland Floral Company Inc.
  • B and H Flowers

    B and H Flowers produces a variety of commercial, Veriflora-certified flower crops for both mass retail and wholesale distribution, providing customers nationwide with sustainably grown, vibrant, and long-lasting California flowers.
    Website: http://bandhflowers.com/
  • Bo-tan-ik

    Located just south of Santa Barbara and Montecito in the charming beachside town of Summerland, botanik is a destination for garden enthusiasts, discerning designers and those anxious to indulge their senses. Set within the backdrop of a 1920’s Victorian, the boutique has garnered both regional and national acclaim for nearly a decade. An ever-changing collection of unique wares fills both the interior and private garden of this must see stop along California’s Central Coast. Website: http://www.botanikinc.com/
  • Chocolats du CaliBressan

    Those of you already familiar with “Le CaliBressan” from France can now enjoy Jean-Michel’s delicious artisan chocolates created fresh right here in the United States! If you are not already acquainted with us and our chocolates, please explore the surprising imagination of Chef Jean-Michel and his wife Jill. Website: http://www.chococalibressan.com/
  • Ever-Bloom

    Ever-Bloom's flower-growing tradition can be traced back 15 generations, to 1699 and the Cornelius family of Holland. Every generation since then, for 288 years has grown flowers or fruit and vegetables. Website: http://www.ever-bloom.com/
  • Florabundance

    Florabundance is located in Carpenteria where the mountains of the Los Padres Forest meet the Pacific Ocean, just south of Santa Barbara, California. The fertile flower growing conditions coupled with favorable temperatures ensure a steady harvest of California grown fresh cut flowers and foliages. Our flower packaging techniques are highly developed allowing us to offer a 100% quality guarantee. We invite you to tour our newly improved site, sign-up for our newsletter, and shop online in our store designed for the floral professional. Florabundance is known for excellent and knowledgeable customer service. Website: http://www.fabulousflorals.com/
  • Maximum Nursery

    Our commitment keeps Maximum Nursery on the cutting edge. The environment, our customers and our employees are our keys to success. Maximum Nursery Inc, the "oldest" grower of gerbera daisies in the United States of America has been in the forefront in producing high quality gerberas for over 30 years. Website: http://maximumnursery.com/
  • Myriad Flowers

    Myriad Flowers is located along California's Central Coast about 5 miles south of Santa Barbara. With 14 acres of Rose greenhouses, 4 acres of Pompon greenhouses, and 20 acres of field flowers, Myriad Flowers sits on three separate locations throughout the Carpinteria Valley. Along with the Roses and Pompons, upcoming crops of Tulips, Iris, Miniature Carnations and Misty Blue will be soon be added to our current field production of Gypsophilia, Statice, Solidaster and Sunflower. Website: http://www.myriadflowers.com
  • Trader Joe’s

    It's not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value. Website: http://traderjoes.com/
  • Westerlay Orchids

    Founded in 1978 as Westerlay Roses, Westerlay Orchids is a family-owned and operated commercial grower of orchids located in Carpinteria, California. The company was started by Joe Overgaag following his emigration from the Netherlands to Carpinteria, and later he earned the distinction of being among the first in the nation to widely apply hydroponic growing technology to flowers. Website: http://www.westerlayorchids.com/
  • Westland Floral Company Inc.

    Growing & delivering farm fresh, environmentally friendly floral products nationwide. Our 100-acre farm in Carpinteria, CA offers the ideal climate for producing the finest fresh-cut bouquets & potted flowers. Website: http://www.westlandfloral.com
  • B and H Flowers
  • Bo-tan-ik
  • Chocolats du CaliBressan
  • Ever-Bloom
  • Florabundance
  • Maximum Nursery
  • Myriad Flowers
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Westerlay Orchids
  • Westland Floral Company Inc.

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