What is the Plant Sale?
For 29 years Big Brothers Big Sisters has hosted its annual Plant Sale fundraiser. The event has grown to become not only a community tradition but also one of the largest plant sales in the Midwest!! We now have three retail locations (Davenport, Rock Island and Macomb) and a robust pre-order program that allows individuals, schools, groups and businesses to pre-select their annual flowers for pick-up at our retail location or delivered directly to the customer. We expect to have available for purchase this year over 3,500 flats of flowers and 2,500 hanging baskets, just in time to welcome spring and celebrate Mother's Day.
How does Pre-ordering work?
Pre-ordering is a process of selecting and purchasing your flowers ahead of our retail sales week. Individuals, groups, businesses and organizations can pre-select and pay for their flowers through our online shopping cart or our hard copy order form. Once an order has submitted and payment received, it will be prepared and available for pick-up or delivery during the week of our retail sales. We have a number of individuals who order for their home, neighbors, family or co-workers who put together a group order, and business/organizations that order for their flowerbeds, planters or brand offices. Golf courses, senior centers, bank branches, churches and staff staff are all examples of orders we receive annually. It's a great convenience for those who know what they need, want to make sure of the color/variety and the ease of pick up and delivery.
Is pre-ordering right for you?
That depends. We have many customers who pre-order items to have ready when they arrive at our site and also shop for other items. Other customers order their full flower needs through the pre-order process and either pick it up at our site or have it delivered.
The pre-order process does have its limitations.
1) For most annuals, you can only pre-order full or half flats of the same flower color and variety.
2) You can't order LESS than a half flat of a variety/color.
3) You CAN order individual hanging baskets and Geraniums. Waves are available by the six pack and full flat.
4) Only paid pre-orders will be filled. We accept cash, check, credit and debit.
5) You can "combine" other orders (family, friends, co-workers) to create a group order for pick-up or delivery. Each individual order needs to be: 1) completed and paid, 2) "grouped" AND 3) submitted together. Please clearly indicate the pick-up location or delivery option and make sure you put the point of contact for the group on the first sheet. Note: Group and corporate orders need to use the PDF or mail version of the pre-order form versus the online shopping cart. Call or email (563) 323-8006 firstname.lastname@example.org to request printed order forms or use the link above.
Types of Pre-Orders
Only Individual orders can be made through our online system. Group and company/organization orders will need to use our hard copy order form.
Individual Ordering: Two ways to participate- using our online order system or downloading and completing our individual order form
Group Orders: you can organize a group of individual orders at your office or with your family or neighbors. We have delivered to businesses, schools, and neighhoods!! Each participant completes an individual order form and provides it to the coordinator with payment. The coordinator collects the orders/payment and submits them as a group to BBBS. Each individual order is prepared and kept within the group order.
Corporate Orders: companies or organizations can use the corporate or individual order forms to complete their order. The Corporate form offers a broader selection of annuals, including speciality 5 inch pots.
Pick-up or Delivery?
All pre-orders are prepared first when the flowers arrive. You have the option of selecting which method you would like to receive your flowers. If your order exceeds $150, you can elect the order to the delivered to your business or home. This is very popular with group and corporate orders, as well as larger individual orders. You also have the option of picking up your flowers at our retail sale sites. Be sure to indicate your preference (pick-up or delivery, and pick up location) on your pre-order form.
Pick-up dates are: Davenport 5/4-5/7, Moline 5/3-5/5 (after 1PM on May 3rd) and Macomb 5/9-5/12
If you select the delivery option: If your total order is over $150 and you select delivery on your order form, delivery orders are filled at the Davenport (for Iowa/IL QC area) or Macomb (for McDonough County area) locations. Deliveries can be made to homes, schools, organizations and/or business'. Please indicate the preferred delivery day and we will do our best to accommodate. Delivery date options are May 4-7 for immediate QC area (Scott/RI counties).
Pre-Order Purchase Options
Mail-In: Complete the order form, include payment (check or credit card) and mail by April 22nd to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters
130 W. 5th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
Online Orders: Click here to begin your online order.
2020 Retail and Pick-Up Locations
Davenport: May 1-9th, NW Bank Tower, Welcome Way & Kimberly (8AM-7PM)
Rock Island: April 30- May 3rd, American Bank & Trust (1-7PM 4/30, 8AM-7PM 5/1-3) NEW LOCATION
Macomb: May 8-11th, Fortress Bank (8AM-7PM) NEW LOCATION
Checks, cash, debit/credit cards accepted!!!