Contribute to the Bridge of Flowers:
Donate or Volunteer

Please consider contributing to the beauty and maintenance of the Bridge.
Ways to donate and volunteer opportunities are
outlined below.
Ways to Donate

Donations may be made online, through the form below or by check (see instructions under the form), and they directly support the maintenance of the gardens of the Bridge of Flowers. The Bridge of Flowers Committee, which oversees the day-to-day operations of the Bridge, is entirely made up of volunteers and is a subcommittee of the Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible (visit the IRS website to learn more).

 

Ways in which donations may benefit donors and their loved ones are described in detail on the Donations Form and also on the pages related to each type of donation:

Thank you for your generosity!

Donation Form

Use the top half of this form to fill out your information and the bottom half to select the type of donation you wish to make.

 

Donation types are described in detail, below.

 

For technical reasons, we require you to enter a minimum amount of contact information. If you would like to remain anonymous, please let us know by checking the appropriate box on the form. If you do not check the box, you are giving us permission to contact you if we have questions about your donation.

 

Clicking the Donate button will take you to a Checkout page showing your contact information and donation amount. Clicking Continue on that page will send you to PayPal to complete your payment.

 

Your contact and donation information will be emailed directly to bridgeofflowersmass@gmail.com and it will also be used for secure verification by PayPal. The Bridge of Flowers will not share your information with anyone. Please refer to PayPal's privacy policy about their use of contact information.

Donor information:

Type of Donation:

Friends of the Bridge receive a lovely window decal, and their names are listed in our annual report, on our website, and on the Bridge of Flowers.

To become a Friend of the Bridge, please note the following donation levels:

  • Green Thumb: $25-99

  • Silver Trowel: $100-249

  • Gardener's Circle: $250-499

  • New England Aster: $500+

A business making a donation as a Friend of the Bridge in the amount of $250 or more will be considered an Area Supporter. Area Supporters receive Friends-of-the-Bridge benefits as well as a special listing on our Area Supporters page with a link to their own website.

Donations In Honor Of and In Memory Of can be made in any amount. Submitted names appear in our annual report, on this website, and in kiosks on the Bridge of Flowers. Donors made In Honor Of and In Memory Of at Friends-of-the-Bridge levels also receive the Friends benefits outlined above. Those being honored or families of those memorialized are notified and donation amounts are not disclosed.

Simple donations in any amount, without designation, are also always appreciated.

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Thanks for donating!

To Donate by Mail:


Please download and print this form,
fill it out, and mail it, along with your payment, to:

Bridge of Flowers
P.O. Box 335
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370


For more information or questions, please CONTACT US.

Volunteer Opportunities
Blossom Brigade

Volunteers from the community, calling themselves the Blossom Brigade, work on the gardens of the Bridge under the supervision of the Head Gardener, Carol DeLorenzo, and the Assistant Gardener, Elliston Bingham. These volunteer gardeners work as often as they can. The two-hour work sessions take place twice weekly, beginning in April and continuing through October, on Wednesday evenings, 5:00-7:00 p.m., and on Friday mornings at seasonally adjusted times: April, 10 a.m.-noon; May, September, and October, 9:00-11:00 a.m.; June, July, and August,  8:00-10:00 a.m. Instructions to Blossom Brigade members are given by email from the Head Gardener. New helpers are welcome. Prior gardening experience is not required. Contact us for more information about joining the Blossom Brigade.