When picking out flowers, I try to ask the florist if they are grown organically or by local farmers. I thought that was pretty good, but I recently learned there was another socially responsible question I should be asking: Do you do anything to help out the community? If I buy a bouquet from Flowers for Dreams, I know the answer is yes. That’s because with every purchase, Flowers for Dreams donates a backpack full of school supplies (binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, and more) to a Chicago student who needs it. The best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice quality or make do with cut-rate stems. All flowers are grown from organic and sustainable farms and get hand-delivered anywhere in Chicago. Oh, and they’re beautiful, too.
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