BloomAgainBklyn Recycles Beauty Into Fresh Floral Arrangements For Those In Need


BloomAgainBklyn presented 300 flower arrangements at Cobble Hill Health Center earlier this month. Photos: Will Hasty / Brooklyn Eagle

Earlier this month, the brownstone stoops along Pacific Street in Cobble Hill were filled with fresh flower arrangements. It looked like an outdoor flower show, and it was briefly.

But above all, it was a staging area for BloomAgainBklyn’s generous contributions of fresh flower arrangements for workers and patients at Cobble Hill Health Center.

Participants held signs of support outside the Cobble Hill Health Center.

Founded by Cobble Hill resident Caroline Anderson and Heights resident Donna Whiteford, BloomAgainBklyn is the city’s only nonprofit dedicated to the reuse and donation of fresh flowers to the elderly and victims of homelessness and trauma.

Some 16 brownstone stoops on Pacific Street were designated a “staging area” before volunteers presented 300 flower arrangements at Cobble Hill Health Center.

BloomAgainBklyn co-founder Caroline Anderson attended the event.

The event attracted Brooklyn eagle photographers and crowds of socially distant supporters, and was greeted by BloomAgainBklyn volunteers, Cobble Hill Health Center CEO Donny Tuchman, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and City Council Member Brad Lander.

The Eagle covered BloomAgainBklyn’s first fundraiser in May 2019.

A cheering hyper-local crowd gathered to express their gratitude for the tireless work of the Cobble Hill Health Center healthcare team in April. The Cobble Hill Health Center reunited with the Arbeeny family to celebrate the life of Norman Arbeeny in May.

State Senator Brian Kavanagh attended the event.


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