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Flower Girl

Welcome to the 102nd annual Rittenhouse Square Flower Market for Children’s Charities. The organization hosts its signature French flower market in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square for the benefit of four annually-changing children’s health and welfare service organizations, plus the maintenance of the Square. We are a 501(c)(3) organization composed solely of hard-working, hands-on volunteers.  Held on two consecutive days in May, the Wednesday and Thursday prior to Mothers’ Day, (this year, May 4 and 5, 2016) the Flower Market has become a longstanding Philadelphia tradition, in fact, the oldest continuously held event in Rittenhouse Square, where Committee members, nonprofits and commercial vendors sell brightly colored flowers, related crafts and pungent herbs, and our beneficiaries sell unique items and promote their respective organizations. RSFMCC provides a unique service for these charities, not simply issuing handouts, but rather directly involving the beneficiaries in the fundraising efforts and affording them the opportunity to showcase themselves. A further distinguishing feature of the Flower Market is that it provides a vehicle for donation which goes directly to a particular project within our beneficiary organization – in other words, each dollar directly reaches the children.

For the year 2016, the chosen projects for our beneficiaries are:

* An accessible outdoor classroom at campus farm, allowing children with disabilities to active participate in cultivation, learn about and incorporate fresh produce in their meals (for ELWYN)

* An outdoor playground for a preschool for medically fragile children (for FRANKIE’S WORLD FOUNDATION)

* Arts and Sports Programming for deaf students, who cannot participate in traditional programs, as well as family workshops for deaf advocacy (for PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (PATCH&S))

* Cutting-edge program of information dissemination designed to minimize symptoms of  pediatric post-traumatic stress resulting from children’s hospitalization, incorporated with pillowcase deliveries (for RYAN’S CASE FOR SMILES)

In addition, at the Flower Market, we give space to other worthy youth nonprofits as well as prior beneficiaries to exhibit in our children’s Resource Center.  This year’s Happy Hour (casual event) and introduction of beneficiaries will be held October 15, 2015, and our Garden Party (major fundraiser and prelude to the Market) is scheduled for April 17, 2016.  If you would like to participate in any of the activities of the Rittenhouse Square Flower Marke t for Children’s Charities, become a corporate or community partner, make in-kind or monetary donations to the Market, rent a food or floral booth at the Market or sponsor another booth, become a member of our board, volunteer at the Market, or if you know of a nonprofit children’s health and welfare organization that would like to apply to be a future beneficiary, please email us at You may also donate to us through the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Code #45931)

Finally, we invite everyone to come to the Square on May 4-5, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.and enjoy the flowers, featured entertainment, and fun.  At the Flower Market, A Small Donation Makes a Big Difference!

Click HERE to view the press release for our Annual Garden Party!

Click HERE to view the invitation for our Annual Garden Party!

Click HERE to view and print the RSVP for our Annual Garden Party!

Click HERE to buy tickets for our Annual Garden Party ONLINE!

Click HERE to see learn about our beneficiaries for 2016 and their upcoming events!

Supporters making a donation of $25 will receive their choice of a Flower Market poster (excluding any winning posters).  A $50 donation will enable the supporter to choose any poster, including winning posters.

To make a donation, click on the gold “Donate” button on the right side of this page or send a check made out to “RSFMCC” to P.O. Box 30613, Philadelphia, PA  19103.


Barbara Pomerantz - Co-President

Ricki Lou Hildebrand - Co-President

Miriam Kane – Treasurer

Teresa Morone – Corresponding Secretary

Grace Labouchere – Assistant Treasurer

Curtis J. Roth, Esq. – President Emeritus


Frank Mueller                            Patrick Mullen

Dee Daniele                                 Sue Sigmund

Lisa Silveri                        Rosemary Marino

Audrey Walters                               Tina Pakis

Chris Godwin                               Eileen Baird

Questions or to volunteer, contact us @

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