2015 Rittenhouse Square Flower Market Garden Party
- Charity & Causes
- Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Philadelphia PA
Rittenhouse Square Flower Market Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
You are cordially invited to a Happy Hour for the benefit of Rittenhouse Square Flower Market for Children's Charities and its 2013 beneficiaries being hosted by Raven Lounge. Please see event details below and on the attached flyer.
When: Wednesday, May 1st from 6 PM to 9 PM
Where: Raven Lounge - 1718 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Light appetizers will be provided, as well as half price drink specials for all guests from 6 to 8 PM.
Please come out and support the Flower Market and our four fantastic beneficiaries for 2013, who will all be in attendance!
Also, remember to visit the Flower Market on May 8th and 9th in Rittenhouse Square!
Founded in 1914 as The Rittenhouse Flower Market Association (RSFMA), in 2008, the name was changed to The Rittenhouse Square Flower Market for Children’s Charities (RSFMCC)(hereinafter referred to as “The Flower Market”), to better explain to the community the purpose of the Market.
Since its inception, The Flower Market, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been comprised solely of volunteers and has raised in excess of $1.6 million. Held on two consecutive days in May, this event has become a longstanding Philadelphia tradition——in fact, the Flower Market is the oldest continuously-held event in Rittenhouse Square. At The Flower Market, Committee members, beneficiaries, nonprofit and commercial vendors sell brightly-colored flowering standing and hanging plants, flower-related crafts and savory herbs.
The organization provides a unique service for the participating charities, not simply by issuing handouts, but rather by directly involving the beneficiaries in the fundraising efforts and affording them an opportunity to showcase themselves. The Flower Market days mark the culmination of a year-long project for these beneficiaries, in which their advisory boards, their constituents and their volunteers work together to plan their booth, order and/or create their products, and sell them in a colorful, fragrant arena.
The chosen beneficiaries for 205 are:
• THE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
• HMS SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
• LITTLE SMILES PA
• ST. CHRISTOPHER’S FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
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