Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston-Galveston Unite in Greenery and Goodwill, Supporting Local Communities
In a heartwarming display of community spirit, Calloway’s Nursery and Cornelius Nursery have once again proven that the season of giving extends far beyond wrapped presents and twinkling lights. The horticultural giants, renowned for their top-quality plants, have recently announced a remarkable donation of $48,000 to Lena Pope, a non-profit organization dedicated to building strong foundations for children, families, caregivers, and communities.
The botanical benevolence unfolded during the annual holiday poinsettia event, which ran from November 6 to December 25. Calloway’s and Cornelius, with a combined total of 28 nurseries across Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston-Galveston, pledged to contribute 10% of the proceeds from locally grown poinsettia sales to Lena Pope’s noble cause.
Calloway’s President and CEO, Marce Ward, expressed the company’s long-standing commitment to making a tangible impact within the community. “Years ago, Calloway’s Nursery had the desire to partner with a local organization that supports the community in a very meaningful way and then concentrate our available resources to that organization to make a real, measurable difference within our community,” Ward shared.
This philanthropic partnership has yielded impressive results over the years, with the cumulative donation now exceeding $500,000. The funds raised during this holiday season alone will contribute significantly to Lena Pope’s mission, which encompasses vital services such as counseling, education, and behavior interventions.
Ward went on to acknowledge the pivotal role played by the community, stating, “Numerous community members and their families have been positively affected by the tremendous work of Lena Pope, and thanks to the support of our loyal customers, we’ve been able to donate more than $500,000 over the years.”
The synergy between Calloway’s, Cornelius, and Lena Pope exemplifies the power of local businesses coming together to make a meaningful impact. Beyond providing top-quality plants, these nurseries have become beacons of community support, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in fostering positive change.
For those eager to delve deeper into Calloway’s Nursery and Cornelius Nursery, further information can be found at www.calloways.com and www.calloways.com/cornelius. As the vibrant blooms of generosity continue to flourish, the story of Calloway’s and Cornelius’ heartfelt contribution is a testament to the enduring spirit of community and the profound impact that can be achieved when businesses and residents join hands for a shared cause.