SEATTLE — Monday is International Women’s Day and some ladies in Seattle will be getting a beautiful surprise.
Tulip growers in the U.S. have partnered with nonprofit Petals for Hope to give away 1,000 bouquets of tulips to women on the frontlines and others who are in less than ideal circumstances and need a pick-me-up.
The flowers will be delivered to women at the Jubilee Women’s Center and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Monday morning. A total of 25,000 tulips will find new homes.
Petals for Hope takes flоwеrѕ dоnаtеd frоm wеddіngѕ, еvеntѕ and flоrіѕtѕ and then restyles them іntо bedside bоuԛuеtѕ and other аrrаngеmеntѕ. The flowers are thеn dеlіvеrеd tо thоѕе іn thе соmmunіtу.
Drop-off locations include infusion centers, nursing homes, cancer treatment facilities, homeless shelters, schools and more.
The idea is to extend the life of blooms that would otherwise be thrown away while reminding people who may be in tough situations that they still matter.
The donated flowers are also used to host floral arranging workshops in children’s hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and other places.
Monday’s delivery is part of a monthlong tulip festival organized by growers in honor of International Women’s Day. The celebration culminates in a two-day virtual tulip festival, Gather Tulips, on March 27 and 28.