Mother's Day

JWI Flower Project to aid battered women

Washington, D.C. — Through its annual Flower Project, Jewish Women International will honor 30,000 women and children spending Mother’s Day in battered women’s shelters.

In partnership with ProFlowers and OPI Products, Inc., JWI will send bouquets and beauty products to 150 shelters across the United States, including one in Tucson, on Mother’s Day. For each $25 contribution, JWI will send a Mother’s Day card to any woman the donor chooses, thanking her for the inspiration to help women in need.

Throughout the year, JWI advocates for domestic violence legislation and creates initiatives that help educate communities, empower women and break the cycle of abuse.

“When women come into the shelter, they are very broken in spirit,” says Anne Marie Bartlett, residential program manager at Cornerstone in Bloomington, Minn., a 2009 Flower Project recipient. “The roses that come to us from Jewish Women International are a beautiful sign that they are cared about, that someone recognizes them as special and that they are not forgotten. For some it may be the first time they have been honored on Mother’s Day. There is something about the beauty of a flower that is so touching to the senses and in its own way helps to revive the spirit. We are grateful to be recipients of this gift of hope.”

To make a donation and send a card, visit or call 800-343-2823.