Have you heard about The Happy Flower Day Project? I brought it to Montco S.A.A.C. in Norristown. Read the Times Herald story about the visit here.
I was also recently featured in Bellesprit Magazine, which is available to read in an interactive format. To view the pages of this article, click down at the bottom right hand corner of the picture on the cover and the pages will turn so you can read full four page article with pictures. Click about four times to get to the page with my article:
Listen to my interview with Bellesprit Magazine here.
There was also a feature about me in Woman Alive which you could read here.
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Cell: 267 939 0365
Patricia welcomes interviews and speaking engagements. May be available on short notice.
Articles in the Chestnut Hill Local about my projects and my life:
This picture is of a lady and her young daughter from New Jersey. They were moving out of state and she had a collection of more than 250 stuffed animals. We met at a meeting spot in New Jersey and she donated them all to my project. There wasn’t even room to fit a toothpick in my van after we loaded them all. They were all in perfect condition and were given and cherished by the seniors that we gave them to!
The young man and his mother came to my house three years ago with 30 beautifully crocheted blankets. Her mother had made them for another organization and after she spent countless hours and money to make all of them, the organization no longer needed them. She went on the internet – and Google showed my website. You can only imagine what the gift of those blankets meant to the people I gave them to that week. Absolute works of hand-made art to be treasured!
A few years ago, husband and wife team writers, Meryl and Tony tagged along with me to make a nursing home visit. I appreciate the way they chronicled the Stuffed Animal project in the article written below. I did the Stuffed Animal Project and the Collection of crocheted afghans and blankets for three years – over 11,000 donated new and gently-used stuffed animals, thousands of tissue paper corsages to decorate the walkers and wheelchairs, and four hundred blankets – all delivered to senior living community residents – all collected from friends, family and people who responded to my Craig’s List postings. We also collected small gift items to give to seniors for the holiday season of the past three years.
Read all about it here.
In May, 2013, I switched gears from stuffed animal deliveries to flower deliveries for nursing home residents. Just meant to be a gift of sunshine to brighten a day. A little surprise for a senior living in a continuing care community.
I began taking bouquets of fresh flowers donated to me each morning by Trader Joe’s. Because of the generous donation of their ‘day-old” flowers, I am able to bring bouquets of joy to people who might not ever get flowers. I guess it is sort of a Flowers to the Rescue project. www.happyflowerday.com
Listen to an interview with host Ruth Anne Wood with Patricia Gallagher about the Happy Flower Day project here.
Patricia can be reached at T) 267 939 0365. She welcomes interviews and speaking engagements. May be available on short notice in the greater Philadelphia area.
For the books that she has written and related to the Team of Angels Project, that she created (www.teamofangels.com) Patricia has appeared as a guest on many television shows including Oprah Winfrey, Maury Povich, Sally Jessy Raphael, CNBC, EWTN, Financial News Network, The CBS Early Show, Lifetime, CNN, QVC, The 700 Club and in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Woman’s World, Family Circle, Gannett Wire Service, Parents magazine, the Stars and Stripes and UPI, Associated Press and Scripps-Howard wire services.
Our family’s story related to our book No More Secrets – A Family Speaks about Anxiety, Depression and Attempted Suicide is on the link below. Please click the arrow on the picture to watch the video.
And who were the Seniors a few short years ago? What were they doing? What did their lives look like back in the 1950’s?
Pleased as punch with their little kids!
Here are a few interesting photos!
And pictures of a few of the stuffed animals that took over my life for more than three years.
About Patricia Gallagher:
HOW THE TEAM OF ANGELS PROJECT BEGAN – CLICK FOR VIDEO
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