Month of Invincibility
A month ago, a few days after the start of the war in Ukraine, we launched a charity fundraiser to help the Ukrainian people. This was an offer for our customers to buy a blue and yellow bouquet of flowers 'Stand with Ukraine'. In a month of hard work, more than 1500 bouquets were sold and free delivered at $50 each. We created symbolic bouquets in our flower shop at Galbraith Florists. And volunteers delivered them in Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton. Together we raised $106,950 for Ukraine.
#standwithukraine — call of my soul
"My name is Oksana and I am the owner of Galbraith Florists, a flower shop in Saint John, NB. I am from Ukraine, a beautiful, peaceful, independent, democratic, and strong European country. Russia began an open full-scale war against my country on February 24th at 5 am - 11 pm our time.
The fear, terror, and panic — this is what Ukraine woke up to. Calling my parents in the middle of the night and checking to see if they were still alive was the absolute hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life. And the fear of going to bed tonight without knowing what I will have to wake up to tomorrow is sickening."
Check out the video interview with Oksana Posatska on the CBC News website.
"I can't be silent when my peaceful Motherland is being attacked. I ask you to #standwithukraine.
We, here at Galbraith Florists, continue to work and our family has already donated as much as we possibly can via the Canadian Red Cross, including 100% of the proceeds earned from these blue and yellow ‘Stand With Ukraine’ bouquets.
We regularly check on our Ukrainian friends, neighbors and colleagues. Please don't forget about yours! Ask how you can help. Show your support. It's very important to them during such horrific days…"
We were supported by our community
My heart was incredibly inspired by the huge number of letters, phone calls, words or encouragement and warm supportive hugs. It’s amazing — 112 volunteers joined us! Thanks to our community, we were able to raise $106,950: thousands of dollars for medical supplies, donations to the National Bank of Ukraine. We have already sent 100% of the proceeds from the sale of bouquets ‘Stand with Ukraine’ to the Canadian Red Cross Ukrainian Relief Fund.
I appreciate your generous support, I am forever grateful for my Canadian home and the community we live in and work for. My heart is broken but I believe — we are making history and this is only the beginning of our victory."
Saint John's On-demand Flower Delivery
Galbraith Florist works hard to craft outstanding floral arrangements and provide exceptional customer satisfaction to Saint John, NB since 1960. Our arrangements are florist-designed and hand-delivered. We offer free delivery for local online orders.
Make Your Contribution Today!
We continue to create blue and yellow bouquets in support of Ukraine, and we will continue to send proceeds from the sale to help the Ukrainian people. You can join and support our fundraiser.
Choose the ‘Stand With Ukraine’ bouquet to send a meaningful gift in New Brunswick and do a good deed with Galbraith Florist.
UPD This Fundraiser discontinued. Thank you to all for your support. We really appreciate that!