One of the things I have missed the most during the COVID-19 pandemic is the ability to get together with other creatives in the industry to network and build relationships. After postponing it for 2 years, we finally held our soon-to-be annual Spring Soiree at our Eastport-based studio this past March – and it was delightful!
Being able to see and hug our wedding vendor friends was just priceless and while we missed seeing so many, it was an evening full of flowers, friends and lively conversation. It was wonderful to catch up with so many of our dear friends, as well as see them all create their own floral masterpieces at our flower bar!
In addition to catching up, we also collected items to build 12 backpacks to donate to the Blue Ribbon Project, a wonderful local organization. Through everyone’s generosity we will be delivering 12 full backpacks along with dozens of additional blankets, stuffed animals and books for children entering the foster system. Thank you all for your donations, it means so much to have you all help us give back to our community.
More about the Blue Ribbon Project:
The Blue Ribbon Project’s Mission is to prevent all forms of child abuse and provide critical support to victims of abuse and neglect. They are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is 100% volunteer supported and directly serves abused and neglected children right here in our community. Currently serving 12 counties within the state of Maryland and the City of Baltimore, they are in the process of expanding to other counties in Maryland (and beyond). On their website, you will find various resources, articles, and several programs offered by The Blue Ribbon Project that directly serve children who are the victims of child abuse and neglect. You will also find items and resources for adult survivors struggling with the long-term effects of child abuse. The Blue Ribbon Project collaborates with survivors, victims, and professionals from various fields tied together due to child abuse and its long-term effects. It is this community approach of helping and guiding each other to overcome the obstacles presented to us.
Our donation will help support the Backpacks of Love Program:
This program supports victims of child abuse and neglect the moment they are being removed from a dangerous environment. Oftentimes, the child lacks essentials such as a toothbrush/toothpaste, a change of clothes, etc. The moment a child is removed, The Blue Ribbon Project is notified by the Department of Social Services, the Police or the foster parent receiving the child. A backpack containing those essentials is delivered directly to the child. This gets them through the first few days of care.
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