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Creating Kindness with Repurposed Flowers

Kelly Krenzel, founder and executive director of Hope Blooms plans to highlight the importance of a simple act of kindness and how it can create a lasting impact at Giving Hearts Day at 1 Million Cups Fargo on February 12th from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Please note that 1 Million Cups has changed its usual location to NDSU Barry Hall in the Mezzanine level.

 

About Kelly

Kelly Krenzel, founder of Hope Blooms of Fargo, North Dakota received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead. One of the highest parts of her entrepreneurship journey was presenting at TedXFargo and one of her lows was getting to the point of burnout before her first employee was hired. Kelly says, “I know all entrepreneurs face this same challenge.” Hiring her first part-time employee helped save her from burnout and impacted the amount of people her business served! When asked to share something fun about herself, she explained, “I’m a hugger. I have a ridiculous amount of love in my heart, and I love to share it! It usually comes out in the form of a hug.” It seems fitting that Hope Blooms is her business!

 

About Hope Blooms

Kelly Krenzel founded Hope Blooms in July of 2016 in the basement of her home and officially became a non-profit in June of 2017. Kelly became a mom in late of 2015 and really wanted to find a meaningful way to give back to her community while also setting a good example for her son and eventually Hope Blooms bloomed. Kelly contributes the service part of Hope Blooms to her sweet Grandma Freda. Kelly said, “She taught me many things about life, and two of the most significant were: doing kind things for others just because and gardening.” The mission of Hopeful Blooms is to inspire hope, happiness, and emotional healing through repurposed flowers. Kelly says the best part of going to work every day is “spreading joy through flowers has to be one of the coolest things I’ll ever get to do! It’s an absolute joy to share my time in a way that I know is creating meaning for others.” Hope Blooms serves more than 30 organizations in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and Dilworth. The repurposed flowers are delivered to those in need. Recipients include those with long-term illness, residents in nursing homes, and struggling mothers and families facing loss or difficult times.

 

Event Details

Giving Hearts Day at 1 Million Cups Fargo takes place on February 12 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Again, the location of 1 Million Cups has changed to NDSU Barry Hall in the Mezzanine level.

Kelly plans to highlight the significance of kindness and love at 1 Million Cups. She hopes that her message will cause a ripple effect in the community, with the attendees asking themselves, what small thing can I do today to make a difference? If you’d like to learn more about Hope Blooms visit their website. To view their work, follow their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Emily Avdem

Emily is a student at NDSU and a Content Creator for The Nice Center, the entrepreneurial department located within NDSU's College of Business.