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Feature Of The Month

Sistering

$54.00

Sistering is our YWCA Feature Arrangement; for the months of May through August, a portion of all sales will go towards YWCA and their Harbour House and Domestic Violence Programs.

“Carpenters know that the building block of a structure is the joist. A joist is a special, strong beam that supports a greater structure.
Sometimes a joist has to carry such a heavy load that is starts to weaken.

When that happens, the carpenter connects another board to the left of the weakening board. If that doesn’t strengthen it enough, she connects another board to the right. With that extra support, the joist is strong enough to carry almost anything.

Guess what this this process of joist strengthening is called?
SISTERING.

You can’t build a strong, beautiful, complicated structure – whether it’s a building or a life – without SISTERING.

Women are special, strong people who hold up the world. But sometimes life’s load gets too hard and heavy for them to carry alone. I think the hard is purposeful: so that we’ll need our sisters.

If everything feels too heavy right now, it might mean that you need a sister to your left and a sister to your right to help steady you and strengthen you and hold you together.

It might be time for a sister joist.

My life is just a dance between being sistered and sistering others. And my favorite thing about being part of a sister joist is that you don’t have to say the right thing — You just have to stand there and be strong.

SISTERING. It’s the best part of life.
When I’m weak – then I’m strong.

Find your sister joists. Be a sister joist.”

-Glennon Doyle

P.S. There is always room for brothers in the sisterhood, too.

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why


We encourage our clients to Live Exceptionally & Give Exceptionally.
When reviewing the core values of BLOOMdiggity, we realized that in order to truly inspire exceptional GIVING, we had to begin at home.

Playing a positive role in our community has always been important to us. For this reason, we've created a way to give back every single day.

what

Community BLOOMS is an initiative that provides financial assistance to Lethbridge Local Charities & Organizations; created so that BLOOMdiggity and its team may LIVE & GIVE exceptionally, further strengthening our own investment & passion for community, as well as leading others to do the same.

our promise

To give 2% of daily sales* to local charities/non-profit organizations.
ALL year, EVERY year.

how it works

To begin, BLOOMdiggity has selected three local organizations based on the passions of its team.

These three organizations will receive 1/3 of the 2% of daily sales during the following periods:
January through April,
May through August, and
September through December.

That way, selected organizations are positioned to benefit from key floral holidays – allowing equal distribution and opportunity for each chosen organization.

Organizations may apply to be one of three featured in a given year. In addition, nominations of organizations will be accepted by our local community.

2020 Organizations

January - April: OUTreach Southern Alberta
May-August: YWCA (Harbour House/Amethyst Project)
September-December: Youth One

why only 2%

If it were possible to give 100%, still do what we do, while ensuring our team has happy, liveable lifestyles, we would! However, after doing many calculations that ensure all parties will benefit, we are committing to 2% of daily sales (excluding weddings & large events).

This 2% will stand until the means become available to potentially up the ante, so to speak. It is also a feasible promise we can keep, rather than over promising and under delivering.

How much is 2%, anyways?

In the spirit of total transparency, we are hoping to put between $6000-9000 back into local charities for our first year.

This is slightly lofty and based on our projected budget numbers. But this is the goal.

why not weddings & events?

Weddings and Events are designed on a lower markup than daily sales. That’s right! How’s THAT for a Myth Buster?!

Truth is, our market just doesn’t allow for its florists to charge full price for wedding work. For this reason, we are excluding wedding and event work so large scale events still meet market demand, and are able to be designed at the same quality.

Status: Pilot Project

Everything in life is trial and error. In order for this project to be sustainable, we need your support, too!

At the end of 2020, we will review the Community BLOOMS Initiative to ensure it is sustainable for our local organizations and BLOOMdiggity. After all, we need to stick around in order to keep giving.