Meals on Wheels of RI is proud to announce that we have welcomed a new philanthropic partner in support of our mission to help our fragile Rhode Island seniors receive the services they need to remain living independently in their own homes.
What Cheer Flower Farm was formed as a nonprofit in October 2017 with the goal of growing and distributing bouquets to other local nonprofits whose clients would benefit from the gift of flowers—such as Rhode Islanders residing in nursing homes.
While our Home-Delivered Meal Program is most recognized for providing homebound seniors nutritious meals and vital safety checks that keep them healthy and safe, the daily visits our meal-delivery volunteers provide also help our seniors overcome isolation and loneliness.
Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and organizations, we are often able to provide our seniors with small items that let them know there are people who care about their wellbeing and happiness.
Recently, regional Aetna team members assembled goodie bags for our clients full of useful items—including water bottles and jar grippers—donated by the company. And, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island employees have regularly donated hand-written Veterans Day cards for our clients who have served.
These are many more examples of kindnesses bestowed upon our seniors, and we are thrilled to now be able to deliver gorgeous floral bouquets to those are celebrating a birthday or are in need of some cheer.
Our seniors are really enjoying receiving the bouquets, remarking that, among other things, they are adding some beauty to their homes and days.
All of us at Meals on Wheels of RI are looking forward to continuing this partnership and are very grateful to What Cheer Flower Farm for thinking of our seniors.