Kris Johnson and Stephanie Radman had been delivering meals to the Meals on Wheels of New Canaan clients for the past few years. A few years ago, they took it upon themselves to cut flowers from their own gardens to give to the Meals on Wheels clients when they delivered the meals. The small gift of a single flower really meant a lot to the Meals on Wheels clients. The flowers brought big smiles to their faces and made a real difference in their lives.
Stephanie was also a member of the Board of Meals on Wheels of New Canaan when she came up with the idea of “Flowers on Wheels”. Several members of the New Canaan Garden Club now participate in this initiative. We cut flowers from our own gardens for delivery to the Meals on Wheels of New Canaan clients. Needless to say, the Meals on Wheels clients are delighted to receive our simple, but lovely, floral gifts. We deliver the flowers to all of the Meals on Wheels clients twice a month, from April through October – when we are in bloom. As you can imagine, for many of the Meals on Wheels clients we are the only faces that they see the entire day. It does not cost us a single penny, we are cutting the flowers from our own gardens. This is a donation from our hearts. It is a small gesture, but it is one that really does mean a lot to several individuals in our fabulous community.