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It's that time....

Posted by ontheteam 5a-6 (S.Eastern, MA) (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 19, 12 at 11:46

We are planning our 4th annual charity plant sale, benefiting Children's Hospital Boston through Children�s Miracle Network Hospitals, to be held this May 2012. This year we hope to raise $15,000. The plants are obtained from volunteer gardening enthusiasts, like ourselves, and from wholesale and retail donations.

This year's goal is going to take a lot of plants. And while we are looking forward to the challenge of growing them, we are asking for your support through donations of:

Any plant material, or propagation supplies (seeds, trays, plug cells, starting mix, potting mix, plant tags, fertilizer, etc.)

Trays of herbs and blooming plants each week in May

Any staff that would like to spend a few hours sharing their knowledge of plants at the sale. (they will get a one day shopping pass to Costco Avon as well as a free meal from the Costco food court)

Any items or advice you think would be helpful in this endeavor would be welcome as well.

Costco Wholesale in Avon not only provides the venue for the sale, but will also provide one extra large conspicuously posted Children's Miracle Network Sponsorship Balloon/Poster with your business information for any donation worth $500 at retail. Your contributions are tax deductible.

To make a donation or to learn more about our fundraiser, contact
Michelle Tarver (774-273-0020, or
Aaron Tarver (774-273-0018,

Please join us in helping a great cause that has a tremendous impact on the lives of so many children and families.

Michelle Tarver


Eric Desatnick, Marketing Manager, Costco, Avon � 508-232-4000

Jenn Kaczenski, Director, Children's Hospital Trust � 857-218-3100

Lori Packard, Owner Packard Farm, Brockton � 508-587-3556

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: It's that time....

Would it help at all if I sent a bunch of Baptisia leucantha seeds? I wish I could do more, but I'm in the middle of a messy (and expensive) divorce :grumble:

My niece had to spend quite a bit of time @ BCH when she was a baby...They are great there <3

RE: It's that time....

Hi annikasmommykate,

I help Michelle, the "fearless leader" with the plant sale and if you'd like to send me the seeds, I can plant them for 2013. The Childrens Hospital is a very special place with very special people working there. I have had several friends whose children have been there and all received excellent care.

Please send me an email and I'll send you my address (and Michelle's if you'd rather send them to her). Thank you very much for your contribution!

Marlene (aka Zahzeen)

RE: It's that time....

I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. Thank you for wanting to help! You can mail the seeds to me or Marlene and they will be gladly welcomed. ANY help is always welcome nothing is too small... if every one does a little it adds up to a whole lot! Thanks for joining the team.

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