Flower Market issues appeal for donations
May 16, 2016 12:12PM
● By J. Chambless
On May 11, the chairman of the Wilmington Flower Market issued the following appeal after the fundraising event was largely rained out. The letter reads:
Dear Friends of Wilmington Flower
We need your help!
Wilmington Flower Market is a
non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization that raises money for
children’s charities in Delaware. In the 96 years of operation, we
have distributed over seven million dollars to many agencies. We
have provided such things as camperships, coats, shoes, books,
furniture, car seats, food and more. The agencies we support depend
on the funds we give them each year and may have to postpone
purchases or cancel programs that we would be funding.
As many of you know, Flower Market is
an outdoor event and we were plagued with rain, cold and mud this
year. It was heartwarming to see those who came out to support us
despite the elements, but we still need your help. We raised about
half the money that we have in the past. We would ask you to
consider making a donation online on our website
wilmingtonflowermarket.org. You may also send in a check to
PO Box 3525, Greenville, DE 19807.
Thank you for considering a donation to
Wilmington Flower Market to help Delaware’s children.