Joined together by their sense of “give-back” to the community; Hennie Corrin, Barry McArton and Joyce Berry, long-time friends, founded Floral Philanthropy. Having witnessed numerable events which are forced to waste many of their floral arrangements, a need was acknowledged, a recycling goal established and a recipient list identified.
A certified horticultural therapist and nurse, understood the value of flowers, and their strong positive effect on one’s emotional and physical well being.
Barry McArton’s involvement with Winnipeg Harvest and other fundraising efforts enabled him to recognize this project as another opportunity to better the lives of others.
Joyce Berry’s organizational skills, love of flowers and the appreciation that a simple bloom can bring such pleasure to people who rarely receive such petal-pick-me-ups made her a perfect fit for the team.
Floral Philanthropy Day Committee Members
Daniel Gurevich, Eleni Wener, Hennie Corrin, Johanne Pitura, Jordan Meagher, Kristen Wiltshire, Nessa Werier, Rachel Nedelec, Tyler Specula.