Feature Of The Month
From May through August, BLOOMdiggity Floral Studio will be donating a portion of daily sales to the Lethbridge Canadian Mental Health Association via our Community BLOOMS Program, as our way of inspiring fierce kindness and giving back to our community.
“CMHA, ASR offers programs specifically designed to help provide supports and services to Lethbridge and the surrounding areas.
Their Mission Statement:
To promote the mental health of all and support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
One of the greatest assets that CMHA, ASR has is its flexibility in creating and developing programs and services that meet the specific needs in Lethbridge. As things change and evolve in the city, so to does the way in which CMHA, ASR is able to offer supports to a wide array of people.
CMHA, ASR regularly collaborates with other organizations to ensure that people accessing our programs and resources receive the best possible service. Through these partnerships and roles in community discussions CMHA, ASR actively works as a voice in the community to identify and address service gaps for people facing mental illness and addictions.”
Excerpt quoted from https://lethbridge.cmha.ca/about-cmha/Read More
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.
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.
To give 2% of daily sales* to local charities/non-profit organizations.
ALL year, EVERY year.
how it works
BLOOMdiggity selects 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.
why only 2%
If it were possible to give 100%, we would! However, after doing many calculations towards sustainability, we are committing to 1-2% of daily sales (excluding weddings & large events).
This % 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.