2021 BBBS Plant Sale A BIG Success!!!

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, staff and customers for making the 2021 BBBS Plant Sale a success.  the plant sale sold over $185,000 in product and sponsorships in support of our mission!!  That means vulnerable children in our service area will continue to benefit from a caring adult role model and advocate in their lives!  Your support of this event ignited the potential of hundreds of children in our community!!

There are many "thank yous" that need to be extended.  First and foremost are our site hosts who allow us to use their locations for our sale.  They include:

Northwest Bank, Fortress Bank, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, and North Land Shopping 

Next we wish to thank our many sponsors who provided underwriting and in-kind support for the event.  Our title sponsors were:  Mel Foster Company, Iowa American Water and Solutions Management Group.  Our media sponsors were: WHBF-TV4, Quad City Times and Townsquare Media.  Other sponsors are listed below.  Thank you all!! 

Our event would not be successful without strong organizers that include Kayla Kiesey, Ally Sweeney, Beth Clark, Amy Barth, Sarah Baca and Nora Wenzel.  We received over 1,000 pre-orders which all had to be processed and prepared for delivery and pick-up within a three day window.  They worked tirelessly marketing the event, securing volunteer support, lining up logistics, and providing our customers with the best in service and support.  Thank you!!

Our site volunteers make the event a reality.  They were led by Joe Farrell, long time BBBS board member and chair of Plant Sale.  This quiet leader was behind the wheel of the forklift, unloading four semi trailers full of flowers, driving a truck and trailer for deliveries and helping wherever needed throughout the week!  We also had employee groups from Iowa American Water, SMG, Mel Foster, WHBF, Target, and others who provided the energy needed to keep the event positive and fun!  We also had students from Pleasant Valley High School and Davenport Central High School provide needed "youth power" during the week!!  

Lastly, we would like to thank all of the customers new and old who have supported this event and our organization through many challenging times.  COVID presented many obsticles to our organization and this event.  Our customers continued to adapt to our model and support our cause.  Thank you!

 

We hope your flowers, business, organization and family continue to grow and blossom throughout 2021!!  We look forward to 2022 has in store for next years event!!

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Media Partners

How does Pre-ordering work?

Pre-ordering is a process of selecting and purchasing your flowers online or through mail order.  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 been submitted and payment is received, it will be prepared and available for pick-up or delivery.  Currently, pick-up and delivery is planned for May 5-7th.  We have a number of individuals who order for their home, or get a group of neighbors, family or co-workers for a group order.  Many business/organizations order for their flowerbeds, planters or offices.  Golf courses, senior centers, bank branches, churches and senior centers are all examples of orders we receive annually.  We are competitively priced offering a wide selection coupled with the convenience of pick up or delivery!  The FREE DELIVERY OPTION is available for ANY PRE-ORDER of $50 OR MORE.

Is pre-ordering right for you?

Due to COVID-19, we are only offering pre-order options at this time.  There will be no pick-up or retail option in Rock Island this year.   We will have pick-up sites in Davenport and Macomb.  We will not have retail/on-site purchases, so pre-ordering is the only way to support this event this year.

The pre-order process:

1) For most annuals, you can only pre-order full or half flats of the same flower color and variety. For example: if you want white impatiens, you can order a half or full flat of this color and variety through the pre-order process.

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.  Note: Color choices for hanging baskets may be specified and we will make every attempt to fulfill your request.  However, color is not guaranteed because we are reliant on our grower to provide available colors and quantities. 

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.

To group order:  each individual participating in a group order needs to complete an individual order form by using the PDF form on this page OR through the online ordering process.  Please determine your "group name" and communicate that name to each person participating so we can coordinate the order.  Space is provided on the PDF form and online checkout to indicate the "group" you are affiliated with.  Payment must be included with all individual orders to be included in the group order.  

6) Pre-ordering either through mail or online enters you into the Heritage Landscape Helping Hands Give Away!  One lucky winner will receive a $500 gift certificate for design or labor services or products from Heritage!

7) Pre-ordering secures the quantity and selection you need before the general public! 

Call or email (563) 323-8006  kkiesey@bbbs-mv.org to request printed order forms or use the link above. 

 

Types of Pre-Orders

Individual, business and group orders can be made through our online system.

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 either online or mail-in. Please make sure the individuals with your group indicate the group name with their order.  Please indicate delivery or pick-up.

Corporate Orders:  Companies and organizations can place on-line orders through our shopping cart.  If you have interest in expanded variety items, you can elect to download our corporate order form above and complete a mail-in order. 

 

Pick-up or Delivery?

All pre-orders will be prepared at our Davenport and Macomb location on May 5th.   You have the option of selecting which method you would like to receive your flowers.  You have two options- pick up at our site through a drive thru process, or direct delivery to your home/business (for order over $50).  Social distancing will be used in both methods to ensure the safety and well being of the customer and volunteer.  

Pick-up dates for both locations are: 5/5-5/7

Delivery date for both locations are: 5/5-5/6

Pre-Order Purchase Options

Mail-In:  Complete the order form, include payment (check or credit card) and mail by April 27th to:

Big Brothers Big Sisters
130 W. 5th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801

Online Orders:  Click here to begin your online order.

2021 Pick-Up Locations

Davenport: May 5-7th, NW Bank Tower, Welcome Way & Kimberly, 100 E. Kimberly Road (8AM-7PM)
Macomb: May 5-7th, Fortress Bank, 500 E. Jackson Street (8AM-7PM)