Bouquets for Backpacks


This blog is written by our Co-Founder & CEO Steven Dyme. In the summer of 2010, my cofounder Jo and I set out to sell a few dozen roses outside our old high school’s graduation. For each dozen sold, our plan was to donate a backpack with school supplies to one of the Chicago Public Schools students I tutored a summer earlier. […]

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Funding School Gardens


Here at Flowers for Dreams, we are committed to using fresh, locally grown flowers whenever possible. We also believe in using flowers and horticulture as a tool for gainful learning and job training (see our unique partnership with Cook County Jail). As an extension of this, selecting and funding our August 2017 charity Gardeneers was an incredibly […]

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Empowering Refugees with GirlForward


This March, our partner charity, GirlForward, is as timely and as important as ever. Right now, our world is seeing the biggest refugee crisis ever, and GirlForward wants to help a particularly vulnerable group: girls. In conflict, women are more prone to violence, isolation, and limited access to education. Many find themselves trying to take […]

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Why Milwaukee


Today we launch our first market outside of Chicago. A dream four years in the making. After spending the past 50 months (can’t believe it’s been that long) iterating in Chicago, perfecting our craft and quality, building out the supply chain, investing in brand, and getting the right people in place, we feel we’re ready […]

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Meet: Our Wedding Designers


Jason Williquette “Creating is living doubly.” – Albert Camus Favorite Charity of the Year Random Acts of Flowers Must Have Flowers Big, lush, hydrangea in every color and shade! Best Part about Weddings As cheesy as it may sound, knowing that I am part of someone’s happiest, most treasured moments still gives me goosebumps when I see my […]

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Farm Profile: Mayneland Farms


Mayneland Farm is a 15-acre farm in Naperville, IL. In operation since 1976, owner Jeremy Mayne has been running the farm since 1980. Spring through Fall, Mayneland’s farm stand is open daily, keeping the community stocked on fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, and berries. And of course, flowers!  

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The Arts of Life


We believe art is for everyone. Founded in 2000, The Arts of Life was the first certified program in Chicago to provide employment opportunities – in the arts – for adults with developmental disabilities. They’re set on making art-based learning and expression available to all. The Arts of Life has 2 studios: one in West Town and one […]

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Pride, Equality, & Healthcare for All


Every year, people from all across the world celebrate the LGBTQ community during the month of June. Through equality parades, community festivals, educational workshops, pride marches, concerts, and more, people in support of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary communities show support. In the year 2000, President Bill Clinton was the first U.S. President to […]

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