Bouquets of Hope | Kindness in Full Bloom

Events & I John 4:19 & Weddings.

We are overjoyed to share with you the launch of Bouquets of Hope, a ministry of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee {CCWTN}. Bouquets of Hope takes floral arrangements and flowers donated from weddings and events and repurposes them in new arrangements to give to patients in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice that typically do not receive flowers. The ministry will also serve as a jobs training program for some of the CCWTN’s difficult to employ clients.

Bouquets of Hope

Bouquets of Hope will be sharing Christ’s love one bouquet at a time!

Within 24 hours of the launch of Bouquets of Hope on Wednesday, September 10th, the Catholic Charities of West Tennessee was notified of its very first donation! We were filled with joy when we learned that our September 20th bride + groom and their families will be donating their wedding reception flowers to this beautiful ministry. This will be the very first “re-purposing,” which will take place on Monday morning, September 22nd, and then, the flowers will be delivered that afternoon. We hope to share photos and stories of the extended life of this sweet bride and groom’s wedding flowers, so stay tuned!

“This new outreach has four legs” said Mike Allen, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. “First, we’ll be able to brighten the day of in-patients of local hospitals, hospice locations and nursing homes who, due to circumstances outside their control rarely if ever receive flowers. Second, all too often babies die in our community and it takes everything their family has to bury them properly. We’ll work with local funeral directors to provide a small spray of flowers for the baby’s funeral when we can. Third, this is an awesome opportunity to give some of our hard-to-employ clients a very practical job skill and real-life work experience which can lead to employment at local florists, garden centers or in the floral department of local grocery stores. Finally, this is a wonderful option for brides and other hosts/hostesses to easily give their floral arrangements an extended life” said Allen.

If you are interested in donating flowers or volunteering to arrange flowers, please call 901.722.4711.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:35-36

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is the social services arm of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis. It is one of the largest nonprofit, multi-social service providers in the Mid-South with special emphasis in the areas of homelessness, children’s programming, immigration services, veteran’s services and emergency services. For more information, please visit the agency website at and on Facebook.

  • Debra Sims
    March 12th, 2015

    Bright Glade Health and Rehab
    Our residents enjoyed the flowers that you brought. It brightened their entire day. I have also collected most of the vases and we would like to give them back to you to re-use. please contact me about this
    thank you


    • Kathryn & Patti
      March 12th, 2015

      Hi, Debra! Thank you for your message. I am so glad to hear that your residents enjoyed the flowers! I have informed Christine Hash at Catholic Charities of West Tennessee that you have collected the vases. I provided her with your contact information, but if you want to reach out to her directly, her email address is Thank you!


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