Inspired by our Director of Services, Shelly Watson, the Bloomin' Hope flower cart became a reality in April 2013. A generous donation that included the construction of the flower cart by Soroptomist made this dream a reality. Through her position, Watson has been involved in two pair of women’s shelter at the Jesus Center; The Sabbath House and House of Hope.
One of the central efforts of the Bloomin’ Hope is to give people a sense of “purpose”. By providing an opportunity for the guests at the Jesus Center to develop vocational skills, they start on their path to self-sufficiency. Guests become engaged with the flower cart for several reasons, and get a multitude of things from their involvement.
A guest recently described her Bloomin’ Hope experience like this, “You feel good when you create something, when you have something. It gives me an inspiration to do something, and it gives me happy thoughts!”