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Welcome to the 101st 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 6 and 7, 2015) 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 2015, the chosen projects for our beneficiaries are:

* Additional free group sessions for children who have lost a close family member (THE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN)

* iPads, computers, smartboards, and software to enhance communication with children with neurological disorders (HMS SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY)

* Fulfilling requests and special treats for critically ill children and those in shelters (LITTLE SMILES PA)

* Dental materials and supplies for cleanings, fluoride application, sealants, fillings and crowns for children in North Philadelphia who have no dental care (ST. CHRISTOPHER’S FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN)

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 Garden Party (major fundraiser and prelude to the Market) is scheduled for April 19, 2014 and our Happy Hour (more casual event) will be held April 29, 2014.  If you would like to participate in any of the activities of the Rittenhouse Square Flower Market 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 RSFMA@aol.com. 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 6-7, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the flowers, food, featured entertainment, and fun, as we celebrate Flower Market 101: A New Beginning.

Click HERE to see the list of our beneficiaries for 2015!

Click HERE to learn about our “$100 for the next 100 years” campaign and how you can help!

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.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

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

BOARD MEMBERS

Frank Mueller                            Patrick Mullen

Dee Daniele                                 Sue Sigmund

Lisa Silveri                        Rosemary Marino

Audrey Walters                               Tina Pakis

Chris Godwin

Questions or to volunteer, contact us @ rsfma@aol.com

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