Charity in Bloom 2016 « Blog

As the new Fund Development Manager at the IOCDF, I’ve had the privilege of meeting a very dedicated Board of Directors here. In fact, I was able to met Jo-Ann Winston, one of our newest board members, since she continues to volunteer her time in our national office in Boston. One of the first topics we discussed was something close to her (and now my!) heart—the Winston Flowers Charity in Bloom Program. Below, Jo-Ann describes this wonderful program and what it means to her (to learn more about Jo-Ann’s connection to the mission of the IOCDF, please click here).

Charity in Bloom Bouquet“Winston Flowers, my family’s business, has a wonderful program we call “Charity in Bloom.” This program was created to raise both awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations. Here is how it works: Each month, we partner with a different organization and 20% of all the proceeds from a specially designed “Charity in Bloom” arrangement are shared with this partner to support their initiatives. Winston Flowers works with florists all around the country to create these bouquets, so no matter where you are, anyone can send a bouquet to a friend or loved one within the United States.”

“Last year, we partnered with the IOCDF during the month of August and were able to raise close to $10,000 in proceeds that were then donated to the IOCDF! Due to this great success, the IOCDF will again be the partner organization for the month of August 2016. Please join me in raising money for the IOCDF by sending someone a beautiful arrangement. Starting today, simply go to and click on “Charity in Bloom,” or click here. You will be supporting a wonderful Foundation and making someone very happy with a lovely Winston’s arrangement.”

– Jo-Ann Winston

Personally, I think this is such a great way to show a gesture of gratitude to the people in your life. The flowers are vibrant and beautiful as you can see in these photos. Whether you have plans to spend a dinner at a friend’s home or wish to celebrate an upcoming anniversary, a beautiful arrangement from Winston Flowers will make things very special. We’re thrilled to partner with Winston Flowers, and the IOCDF is grateful for their and your support of our important mission of supporting those affected by OCD and related disorders.

Charity in Bloom is a philanthropic program run through longtime Boston-based florist, Winston Flowers. To order your flowers, please click here. Winston Flowers works with florists around the country to create these bouquets, so you can have them sent to anyone in the United States.

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