Suzanna Cameron, the owner of flower shop Stems Brooklyn in Bushwick, packed up more than 30 vibrant bouquets of flowers last Sunday to help the fight for systemic change.
Her most recent project, “Solidarity Sundays,” which runs through the month of June, donates revenue to non-profit organizations and social justice groups around NYC.
“Flowers are the great connectors and can help bring joy during these very important times,” say Cameron. “I’m a firm believer in the idea that we all have something we can give.”
The Stems NYC team is putting their floral design skills to good use through their textured arrangements of bright-pink peonies, climbing sweet peas, blueberry branch, pillowy poppies and other flowers sourced from local farms.
Last Sunday, the eco-friendly flower shop donated their day's proceeds, which came out to just over $1,000 dollars, to the American Civil Liberties Union. This Sunday, June 14, they will be raising funds for the Equal Justice Initiative, which focuses on criminal justice reform, racial justice and public education in the community.
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You all SHOWED UP for #solidaritysunday! Thank you all for bringing your suggestions on organizations you align with. We learned of some new ones which we will be posting about in our stories shortly. You all contributing as a community shows me that we are all in this together. We can continue to bring our hearts and minds together to create change✊ Also, to brag on you all, we raised $1,075 to contribute to @aclu_nationwide 🎊 Next week we will be making twice the amount of fresh bouquets and we have a little surprise for those that show up. Keep an eye on our stories 🙈
Customers can order any of their bouquet designs online for pick-up on Sunday, or meander down to their physical shop on Sunday (11am-4pm) to purchase a pre-made bouquet or plant.
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