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Spotlight: The Yellow Daffodil

Smiles blossom from nuns’ flowery review of the Yellow Daffodil

“We were thrilled with the bouquets – they were just beautiful, and we knew they were put together with love and care,” said Debbie Adams, Co-Executive Director of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in Philadelphia.

To commemorate its Sisters’ Feast Day, the nuns requested daisy bouquets to symbolize its founder, St. Marguerite d’Youville. The Yellow Daffodil, a social enterprise of Woods Services, gratefully filled the order.

A social enterprise is a business with a social mission. For Woods Services, it’s creating more employment opportunities for the disability community, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), emotional and behavioral concerns, cerebral palsy, and other physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The Yellow Daffodil’s work even more critical as we’ve become more distant during the pandemic. The nuns were faced with the challenge of social distancing for their Feast Day, so they ordered the bouquets and delivered them individually, creating a special moment amid tough times.

“The pandemic has made it very difficult and sometimes impossible for the Sisters to gather together, so it was wonderful to see how happy they were to receive this gift,” Adams said. “We send our sincerest Thank You to everyone who was involved in putting them together. Please know how grateful we are for such a wonderful job!!”

With the ability to order online at www.yellowdaffodil.org, in-person shopping in our store at 194 N. Pine Street, Langhorne, PA 19047, and over the phone at 215-750-4159, the Yellow Daffodil offers a shopping experience that’s right for you.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you can get exceptional arrangements at any budget while supporting inclusive employment. Your loved one’s appreciation is sure to follow!

About Woods Services

In 1913, schoolteacher Mollie Woods founded Woods with two goals: advance quality of life and standard of care for individuals with disabilities. We continue her mission by helping people with disabilities and challenges achieve their highest potential. Visit woods.org/ledger.

PHOTO CAP: Getting ready for Valentine’s Day is the favorite time of the year for Kim, a long-time Yellow Daffodil employee and resident at Woods.

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