The latest-breaking developments:
Making A Difference
Petal Power (formerly, Flower Power Gives) has salvaged flowers for more than 20 organizations and passed along the bouquets to nearly 20 non-profits, which include nursing homes, shelters, psychiatric hospitals, veterans hospitals, Ronald McDonald House, transitional homes and low-income housing developments. In our first year, approximately $220,000 in flowers were salvaged and shared.
Petal Power provides non-profit organizations and others an opportunity to extend their giving beyond their formal fundraising events, out into the community where people need the validation, joy, and hope that flowers can bring. This philanthropic gesture gives our community’s most overlooked and unsung citizens the delight of a simple unexpected gift of happiness and beauty–flowers! .
Petal Power also affords mothers and daughters an opportunity to work together in service, hone their business and philanthropic skills, and cultivate a legacy of service and giving through the generations. We help share joy, bring smiles to our neighbors faces, and mitigate waste of a powerful natural resource.
Beaumont Chapter launched by mother-daughter duo Camille and Loni Briggs Oct 2019!!!
Association of Fundraising Professionals honors "Young Philanthropists 2017," Jordan & Lauren
Lauren Elie and Jordan Fein received a thousand dollar award for Petal Power (formerly, Flower Power Gives). With this money we plan on continuing to salvage flowers and brighten others' days. The presentation took place at the Junior League, and the Elie family accepted the check on behalf of the organization. Thanks to the FPG friends who nominated us.
CKW Luxe honors Petal Power (formerly Flower Power Gives) Young Founders
Congratulations Lauren and Jordan for being honored by CKW Luxe magazine as Star Award winners as Young Philanthropists! The Young ladies shared the stage with two other young honorees and Margaret Alkek Williams, The Honorable Joanne King Herring and Robin Angly!
CKW Luxe honors Petal Power (Flower Power Gives) Young Founders
We salvage floral arrangements from...
Table and stage floral décor from philanthropic galas, balls, tea parties and brunches.
Weddings and Private Parties
Floral arrangements from large weddings, engagements, baby showers, and other special moments.
Conferences and Corporate Events
Fresh flowers used at large conferences, corporate activities and events.
We had a remarkable delivery thanks to H-E-B Grocery donating about $20,000 in flowers for us to deliver. Our wonderful partnership with @NCLBRIGHTSTAR #NCL provided us with an 'army' of #motherdaughter#volunteers who delivered to 8 organizations: Memorial Villages Police Department Fisher House Friends of Houston Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Gracewood Ronald McDonald House Houston Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page)Star of Hope Mission UTHealth Psychiatry !!!
Thanks to Laura Ward and our friends at Houston Children's Charity!
and we Give them to...
Non-Profits, Nursing Homes, Civil Servants, Hospitals, Government-Assisted Housing Developments, Shelters
Rauch Wedding party delivers to Star of Hope, Second Servings & Memorial Village Police Department December 2016
Texas Executive Women "Women on the Move" delivers to UT Psychiatric Hospital & Neighborhood Centers November 2016
United Negro College Fund gala to Star of Hope November 2016
The Women's Fund "Rockin' Resiliency Luncheon" to Ronald McDonald House November 2016
Elliott Chandler Gala to Cuney Homes April 2016
Elliot Chandler Gala to Cuney Homes April 2016
5th Ward Empowerment Luncheon
5th Ward Empowerment Luncheon to Brookhollow Heights Transition Center October 2016
Holocaust Museum of Houston dinner to Seven Acres June 2016
Holocaust Museum of Houston to Seven Acres Jewish Center June 2016
The Events Company to Memorial Village Fire Department December 2016
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston to Covenant House Houston October 2016
The Events Company to Sally's House (Salvation Army) and Star of Hope and Memorial Village Fire Department December 2016
National Charity League Bright Star Chapter partners with us to pickup from Rauch wedding and deliver to Star of Hope December 2016
Search for Homeless Services luncheon to Search Residential complex May 2016
Women of Distinction to Ronald McDonald House January 2016
Women of Distinction to Ronald McDonald House January 2016
University of Houston Moore's School of Music gala donates to Star of Hope Mission January 2017
Wedding at Rice University Cohen House to Covenant House January 2017
Our First Board of Directors meeting at Ciao Bello January 2017
Norman is always there to help us at the Hilton Americas hotel downtown!
60 exquisite bouquets for Star of Hope Mission in time from r #MothersDay! Thanks to Latin Women's Initiative and Ellie Francisco for making the donation, along with H-E-B Grocery. Volunteers from @NCLBrightSTAR and our friend Amber Elliott, alon with Norman and other staff from Hilton Americas-Houston helped with this extra special delivery! (Value: $3000)
Thanks so much to American Heart Association - Houston #GoRedluncheon and staff for making sure the residents of The Salvation Army of Greater Houston Sally's House got a special delivery the Friday before Mother's Day! We teamed up with @NCLBRIGHTSTAR National Charity League to give 25 bouquets worth about $750. But money is not the way to measure the joy of being thought of on a special holiday. We also shared heart healthy information to help these women reach their full potential.
We are very appreciative of our gracious donors!
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The Mother Daughter Duos
Co-Founders of Flower Power Gives
Lauren is a Houston native and co-founder of Flower Power Gives. Lauren has attended Awty International School since she was 3 and is fluent in French. Lauren is passionate about volleyball, scuba dives and skis. She is a triplet with two brothers, Gaston and Glenn.
Jordan is a Houston native and co-founder of Flower Power Gives. She is an accomplished pianist, enjoys volleyball and basketball and is an avid traveler; having visited Nepal, India, Antarctica and Tibet. Her brother, Isaac, is a helpful Flower Power volunteer and she attends Kinkaid.
Gina Gaston Elie
Gina is a television news journalist at KTRK-TV. She is a native of Santa Barbara, California and graduate of the University of Southern California. She is an active supporter of the Children's Museum of Houston, Making It Better, Easter Seals and March of Dimes. She is married to Mario Elie.
Kelli Cohen Fein
Dr. Fein is a pediatric radiologist and adjunct faculty member at UT Health's McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. She is a native Houstonian active in supporting the Houston Symphony, Medical Bridges, the Health Museum and the Holocaust Museum. She is fluent in French and married to Martin Fein.
Lani & Camille Briggs
Board of Directors/Advisory Board
Our Petal Power (Flower Power) Family
We Thank you...
Gina Gaston Elie, Lauren Elie, Jordan Fein, Kelli Cohen Fein, Monica Fulton, Emma Fulton, Elnaz Morardi, Cynthia Guill, Craig Howard, Stephanie Howard, Stacey Swift, Phyllis Williams
Grace Kim, Katie Kim, Elyse Kalmans, Aerin Kalmans, Kendall Kalmans, Tali Kalmans, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Laura Max Rose