Beautiful Bouquets for Life-Changing Charities

The Flowers for Dreams Foundation proves that business can be about much more than just making money.
Written by
Angel Kidd

What started as two college guys peddling flowers and donating backpacks has since turned into a company and a foundation that has donated nearly $1 million to charities across the United States, all while providing the best flowers and service to their customers. Flowers for Dreams was founded one decade ago by an entrepreneurial duo with the desire to make a difference in their community. The company donates 25 percent of their profits to local charities, proving that businesses can be about much more than just making money.

In Wisconsin, the Flowers for Dreams Foundation has a strong focus on bringing opportunity through arts and education to the next generation of Milwaukeeans. They have donated over $80,000 to nearly 50 charities across Wisconsin, with True Skool and Pearls for Teen Girls among their repeat grant recipients.

By partnering with companies like The Roof Crop in Chicago, as well as using techniques such as rainwater capture and compostable hydrating sponges for their delivery bouquets and wedding products, Flowers for Dreams has taken the initiative to become a sustainable and eco-friendly business.

“Flowers for Dreams strives to offer exceptional service of quality products for a reasonable price,” says lead wedding and event consultant Drew Hawley. “By partnering with local wholesalers and farms, we are able to receive fresh floral products in a shorter amount of time at a fair market price.” Their sales consultants and producers can put together a proposal that will reflect your wants and needs within the budget you have available.

At Flowers for Dreams, the staff knows that each couple brings a unique personality to their memorable day, so they will customize and tailor each event to a couple’s preferences using an inventory of rental items.

Don’t know what kind of flowers will be best suited to your venue and season? Hawley’s advice is to keep it simple. “A color palette tells us everything and will ensure your big day looks just as you imagined.” The team knows exactly what blooms are in season and which will bring out the beauty of your magical day.