Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is grateful to Lineage Lane, a specialty cut flower grower in Piqua, Ohio, for its donation of nearly 500 sunflowers. The sunflowers brought joy to patients and families at the not-for-profit hospice provider.
Lineage Lane donated the sunflowers by the bucket to allow staff and volunteers to arrange them and decorate the Hospice House at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.
“We wanted to share the beauty of local blooms through donations of different flower varieties to charitable organizations, including two donations to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County,” said Michelle Perry, who owns Lineage Lane along with her husband, Pat Kleman. “We so appreciate the service that Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County provides to families at a difficult time, and we thought the flowers could bring a ray of sunshine to patients, staff, and volunteer areas of the facility.”
Perry also is the executive director of The Piqua Community Foundation, which has provided grant funding for projects at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. She said that experience has given her the opportunity to learn about the impact Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County has on the community and the comfort the services bring to patients and families.
Carey Short, executive director of Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, expressed how grateful the organization is for the donation.
“The sunflowers brightened the day for our patients, families and staff,” Short said. “We thank Lineage Lane for their gift and for their support of our mission.”