Winnipeg Bulb Project 2017

$1,610 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 19 people in 23 months
Derek Yarnell  Winnipeg, MB
Spring flowers spread joy and convey a sense of hope. This is especially  true after a long, cold, dark Winnipeg winter.

The Winnipeg Bulb Project, through the generous support of its donors, supplies spring-flowering bulbs to charities and homeowners in lower-income neighbourhoods. 

Since 2013 our donor community has enabled us to spread joy & hope across the city by distributing 37,000 spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, Siberian Squill and Grape Hyacinths.

Past recipients of our donors' generosity inlcude:
- Barber House senior's centre in Point Douglas
- Polson Elementary and dozens of other schools
- West Broadway Community Organization
- Spence Neighbourhood Association
- Habitat for Humanity
- Andrews Street Family Centre
- North End Community Renewal Corporation
- and many more worthwhile organizations.

Organizations such as St. Amant Centre and Special People in Kildonan East take full advantage of the opportunity,  incorporating our bulbs into their programming with residents. Charities like this do not have their own budget for bulbs, which is why I need your support.

100% of your donation goes directly to purchasing bulbs and helping homeowners proclaim their neighbourhood pride. The Project only asks of bulb recipients that  bulbs are planted where their bold spring colours will be visible to neighbours and not tucked away in private backyard gardens.

Won't you help us raise enough for 13,000 bulbs in 2017 and bringh our five year total to 50,000 bulbs?  That's a lot of smiles thanks to donors like you.

(To eliminate processing fees from your gift, cheques made out to the Winnpeg Bulb Project can be mailed to 115 Girton Blvd. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0A4 c/o Derek Yarnell)

***The Bulb Project relies on word-of-mouth, so your tweets, shares and likes are  important too.***
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Update 4
Posted by Derek Yarnell
14 months ago
Through a generous last minute donation of 200 daffodil bulbs we were able to spread joy even further, including some to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg for their front garden bed.

A thank you from the church to our donors and volunteers:

"What a wonderful gift – I can’t wait to see a host of golden daffodils at the church next spring!"
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Update 3
Posted by Derek Yarnell
15 months ago
A thank you to all our donors from our contact at West Broadway Community Organization:

"thank you so much for dropping the bulbs off! Maybe I'm just a big dweeb about flowers but I am obscenely excited to send them out into the world and see their beautiful blooms around our community next summer. :)

Thank you so much for your wonderful work!"
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Update 2
Posted by Derek Yarnell
18 months ago
I've been meting with our bulb wholesaler and it is looking like next year we will be giving away Muscarri and a wonderful mixed collection of mini daffodils.
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Update 1
Posted by Derek Yarnell
22 months ago
Did you know that 40% of bulbs go to charities that plant the bulbs themselves and 60% of bulbs go to community organizations that further distribute the bulbs to individual homeowners in low income neighbourhoods?

None of it would be possible without the help of our generous donors.

Won't you help spread joy by making a donation today?
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$1,610 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 19 people in 23 months
Created January 29, 2017
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Ross & Shelagh Yarnell
15 months ago (Offline Donation)
Lesley Mondor
15 months ago (Offline Donation)
Cam Inch
16 months ago

Keep up the great work!

Keith Carpenter
16 months ago (Offline Donation)

On behalf of the Van Noort Bulb Company

Jake Rempel
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
Winnie Layland
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
Riva Bartell
18 months ago (Offline Donation)

Keep up the good work.

Karen Tereck
19 months ago

Life is more beautiful with flowers. I love what you are doing.

Joyce Bullman
20 months ago (Offline Donation)
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