On Saturday, May 12, 2018, we celebrated all of our volunteers for their dedication to supporting our student parents as they build brighter futures for their families. The Fruit & Flower Award was given to the Heritage Circles for building and sustaining a charity that would support families through times of hardship for decades. The organization exists today, 111 years later!, because of the love and compassion our volunteers have shown local families in times of need.
The Fruit & Flower Award is a nod to Seattle Milk Fund’s original name, The Fruit & Flower Mission. Women from all over Seattle would gather in social fundraising circles to collect donations of fruit and flowers to deliver wishes of wellness to those who were recovering in hospitals.
Great thanks and appreciation to Joy Goodenough of the Katherine B. Friele Circle and Terry Dessert from the Terese Smith Howard Circle for speaking so eloquently on behalf of the heritage circle members.
And, thank you to our photographer, Amelia Vaughn, for capturing our event! Photos from the morning are available on Flickr.