Flowers have power (see: your college boyfriend’s bong collection).
Unconvinced? Check out Flowers for Dreams. The company sells beautiful bouquets online; for each one sold, it donates a backpack filled with school supplies to a needy Chicago student through a nonprofit partner.
All the blooms are organic and grown sustainably. Choose single bunches (from white roses to blue irises) or sign up for a subscription, which delivers bouquets to your door weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Each arrangement comes with a personalized card and inspiring note about the charity’s mission.
Anywhere within 25 miles of the Loop is fair game for delivery. So the next time you want to spread a little love/say congrats/get out of the doghouse, all while helping an at-risk child, you know what to do.
Put your petal to the metal.
Available at flowersfordreams.com, single bouquets start at $39; subscriptions start at $29 per bouquet.
Photo: Courtesy of Flowers for Dreams