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Flower Angels USA Inc.

 PO Box 14
 West Dennis, MA 02670
[P] (508) 2809869
[F] --
www.FlowerAngelsUSA.org
[email protected]
Suzanne Carter
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INCORPORATED: 2014
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 46-4972867

LAST UPDATED: 10/28/2016
Organization DBA Flower Angels USA Inc.
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Flower Angels USA is a Massachusetts 501 (c) (3) charity that repurposes donated flowers from local markets and wedding venues into beautiful small bouquets.  These bouquets are delivered to the residents of 28 Hospice and Nursing Homes across Cape Cod, MA who deserve love and kindness.  Many of these wonderful people rarely have visitors. " Delivering Random Acts of Love...Recycling Flowers.....Warming Hearts" is our mission.

Mission Statement

Flower Angels USA is a Massachusetts 501 (c) (3) charity that repurposes donated flowers from local markets and wedding venues into beautiful small bouquets.  These bouquets are delivered to the residents of 28 Hospice and Nursing Homes across Cape Cod, MA who deserve love and kindness.  Many of these wonderful people rarely have visitors. " Delivering Random Acts of Love...Recycling Flowers.....Warming Hearts" is our mission.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $55,000.00
Projected Expense $35,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

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Overview

Mission Statement

Flower Angels USA is a Massachusetts 501 (c) (3) charity that repurposes donated flowers from local markets and wedding venues into beautiful small bouquets.  These bouquets are delivered to the residents of 28 Hospice and Nursing Homes across Cape Cod, MA who deserve love and kindness.  Many of these wonderful people rarely have visitors. " Delivering Random Acts of Love...Recycling Flowers.....Warming Hearts" is our mission.

Background Statement

Flower Angels USA was started by Suzanne Carter, a 5th generation Cape Codder whose mother was a patient at the Provincetown Seashore Point Nursing Home.  Suzanne would visit her mother and see the many, many residents who rarely, if ever received visitors.  Suzanne used to bring candy with her on her visits to her Mom and together they would visit the other patients and give out candy.  When her Mom passed away, Suzanne decided she would take a portion of her inheritance and start Flower Angels - delivering flowers instead of candy - to the lonely and forgotten residents of Cape Cod Nursing Homes.  Flower Angels was born March 2014 and has delivered 11, 218 bouquets to date! 

Impact Statement

1.  Flower Angels has delivered 11,218 bouquets to date to Nursing Home and Hospice patients all over Cape Cod!
2. Flower Angels has over 50 volunteers who create our beautiful bouquets, pick up and deliver flowers, and fundraise to make our mission possible.
3. Flower Angels also partners with 35 differently-abled adults from CapeAbilities and Community Connections organizations on Cape Cod who work in the workshop and deliver bouquets to the sick and lonely. 
4. Flower Angels raised enough money from local businesses to purchase a delivery van in August 2015, which has made the delivery task so much easier.
GOALS
1. Flower Angels has outgrown their present space in the West Dennis Community Church.  We are seeking a new home for our workshop - approx. 1500sft, handicap accessible and a Mid-Cape location at an affordable rent, by Jan. 1, 2016.We hope to have some retail space at this location to possibly have a store to support our mission.
2. Flowers Angels is seeking more corporate and Individual "Angel Donors" to cover rent and expenses.  Flower Angels is also seeking Grants to help in the expense of delivering love and kindness!
3. Once Flower Angels is settled in their new location, we would like to open a second location on Cape Cod to service the Falmouth area.  Also, we have had so many inquiries about individuals wanting to open other locations across the country.

Needs Statement

1. Flower Angels needs a new workshop location by Jan. 1, 2016. We have outgrown our present space.
2. Flower Angels needs donors and Grants to support our mission.  Approximately $50,000-65,000 is needed to cover rent, workshop expenses, insurance, gas, and our small payroll consisting of our Workshop Manager (15 hours per week), 3 differently-abled adults who work and clean our work shop (12 hours per week)- approximately $350 per week.  Monies would also go to further outreach,   and possible increased payroll for admin and fundraising individuals.
3. Further funding is needed to increase our mission to cover all of Cape Cod including the Falmouth area. Flower Angels receives so many more requests from Cape Cod facilities that would like to be the recipients of their beautiful bouquets and acts of kindness.


CEO Statement

Flower Angels USA is a non profit charitable organization dedicated to uplifting spirits. Volunteers collect donated flowers from the community-weddings, special events and grocery stores-to recycle and re-purpose into beautiful bouquets that are cheerfully
delivered to patients in nursing homes, hospitals and hospice centers who are alone and in need of a little cheer. Nurses and caregivers decide who would most benefit from this random act of love.
FA strives to be a 100% recycling “green” charity. We recycle and “up-cycle” flowers,vases, ribbons,wire, baskets, buckets, etc. Our discarded flowers, stems and leaves are composted.

Board Chair Statement

I have run successful businesses on the Cape for decades. I was happily retired and not  looking for a "next chapter" but sometimes the next chapter in your life finds you.  While traveling in Florida, I volunteered with my friend Karen for a wonderful group that  was taking flowers that would otherwise be thrown away, remaking them into  beautiful bouquets, and delivering them to patients in hospitals. I saw how a visit from someone delivering a beautiful bouquet could make such a difference.
Having spent time visiting my Mom in a nursing home, I met many lonely people. With a small inheritance from her, I created Flower Angels.  We are blessed with many volunteers and organizations who are delighted to help.  We are proud to  say we have delivered thousands of smiles. 


Geographic Area Served

CAPE &ISLANDS REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Senior Centers/Services
  2. Public & Societal Benefit -
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Flower Angels USA

The Flower Angels deliver recycled flowers to nursing home, assisted living, and Hospice patients.
Budget  $65,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Senior Residential Facilities Programs
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-Term Success  To increase the number of facilities we deliver to and the volunteer base along with the Cape Abilities people.
Program Long-Term Success  To service all areas of the Cape in bringing a bouquet and a smile to our lonely people.
Program Success Monitored By  How can one monitor the reactions of our patients.  A tear, a hug, a great big smile.
Examples of Program Success  Our program grew from 2-4 facilities to 28 in 18 months, with  more homes asking for visits. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Suzanne Carter
CEO Term Start Mar 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Suzanne Carter is a role model for young women all over the country.  She successfully ran the Portuguese Princess whale watching business, the ship and the store. After selling the business, Suzanne opened numerous Curves gyms for women across the Cape. And now she has successfully created Flower AngelsUSA 

Co-CEO --
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Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Myra Kraft Community MVP Award New England Patriots Charitable Foundation 2015

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 45
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 50
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Suzanne Carter
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder
Board Chair Term Mar 2014 - Mar 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jitka Borowick Treasurer Voting
Suzanne Carter Founder Voting
Paul Hebert President Voting
Megan Murphy Vice President Voting
Patricia Tun Member Voting

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $55,000.00
Projected Expense $35,000.00
Form 990s

2014 Form 990, covers 9 mos., Mar. 31, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 -- --
Total Revenue $35,685 -- --
Total Expenses $27,010 -- --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

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Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$10,000 -- --
Government Contributions $0 -- --
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    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $15,343 -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1 -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $10,341 -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 -- --
Program Expense $25,641 -- --
Administration Expense $1,369 -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.32 -- --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 95% -- --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% -- --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

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Total Assets $10,175 -- --
Current Assets $10,175 -- --
Long-Term Liabilities $0 -- --
Current Liabilities $1,500 -- --
Total Net Assets $8,675 -- --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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1st (Source and Amount) Royal Health Group --
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2nd (Source and Amount) Rotary Club of Hyannis --
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3rd (Source and Amount) Dream Homes and Estates --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Flower Angels USA is seeking a new workshop and office space. We have outgrown our present location at the West Dennis Community Church. We hope to find a new location that is centrally located (similar geographic location as our present space, Handicap accessible, potential for a cold room to store the flowers, all at a reasonable rent ($1000 per month including utilites) is manageable). Our move date is January 1, 2016
Campaign Goal $15,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Sept 2015 - Sept 2016
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $4,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 -- --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 6.78 -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 -- --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% -- --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990-EZs. Please note, this nonprofit is newer, and began its work in 2014. As such, the data above, and Form 990-EZ file for FY14, covers 9 months (March 31, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014). Additional data will be posted as it becomes available.

Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Flower Angels USA goal is to deliver love and sunshine to the lonely and forgotten residents of the Cape Cod Hospice and Nursing Homes.  Our beautiful flower bouquets are made from recycled flowers donated from local markets and wedding venues, by our wonderful and dedicated volunteers who range in age from 40 -92!

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

Flower Angels is already a success.  We have been delivering love for 18 months now.  Increased funding is now needed to continue, to grow, and to reach more wonderful people who need random acts of kindness.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

 Flower Angels has included people from Community Connections and Cape Abilities. These two organizations provide activities, work, and life coaches for disabled adults. Flower Angels includes adults from both organizations in picking up the flowers from merchants, creating bouquets, and delivering to nursing homes.
The increase in retired people living on Cape Cod has significantly led to an increase not only in beds, but in the number of healthy volunteers.
Media is backing us 100%.   The Flower Angels has an impact on the "grandchildren". The Yarmouth Summer Reading Club.donated all of their prize money to purchase 200 plastic vases for the Atlzeimer's patients.
Businesses on Cape Cod have been constant  supporters of our mission. The names of the major contributors are listed on our  Flower Angels van.  the Angels are currently located in mid-Cape with future thoughts of expanding to the outer-Cape and eventually to the Falmouth/Bourne area.





4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

 The Flower Angels deliver flowers to the lonely, the ill and the bedridden. and with a little visit,  a smile, perhaps a hug, we have brightened the hearts of the patients statistically for three days. It is our goal to try to deliver these random acts of kindness to as many lonely people as possible as often as possible.  By 2019, we hope to reach 78% of long time residents with a bouquet and visit on a regular schedule. We hope to be able to help other communities in Massachusetts start their own Flower Angels.
We hope to expand to all parts of the Cape. 
What we need is a place to rent that has walk-in coolers and parking with handicap access. In order to expand to other parts of the Cape, we need to duplicate the one in Dennis to a place that is easily accessible for seniors to reach.


5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

Flower Angels is hoping for "Angel Donors and Sponsors" who will step up and fund our mission. From March 2014 with only a few places to visit and fewer  flowers to use we have grown to 28 facilities asking for bouquets. That is over 11,000 floral bouquets delivered in an 18 month  period. We want the Flower Angels to expand to the Outer Cape and the Falmouth/Bourne area.