In a heartwarming gesture ahead of Mother’s Day, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas and renowned media personality Candace Jordan are joining hands with Fresh Farms International Markets, Bloom ‘N Toss, and community service organization Black Men United for a special giveaway event. The duo will be distributing flowers and chocolates on Chicago’s prestigious North Michigan Avenue on Saturday, May 13.
The event, set to occur between 12 PM and 1:30 PM at the junction of Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street, is a striking prelude to Mother’s Day. The day’s offerings include delectable chocolate treats, generously contributed by the Svigos family, proprietors of Fresh Farms International Markets. The family patriarch Dean, along with his sons Dean Jr., Niko, and Alex, will be personally involved in the giveaway.
Adding a touch of floral elegance, a variety of blooms will be gifted, courtesy of Bloom ‘N Toss. This noble initiative, founded by Catherine Costello, sources and recycles flowers for distribution to hospitals and nursing homes. The day’s selection includes hyacinths, roses, tulips, and a unique offering of two dozen white spruce tree saplings.
“This has grown into a tradition of random acts of kindness,” said Pappas, expressing her joy in contributing to this delightful celebration. “It’s our humble way of honoring mothers and spreading joy in the community.”
Candace Jordan, famed for running Chicago’s longest-standing lifestyle blog, candidcandace.com, and her role as associate publisher at Chicago Star Media, brings her immense popularity to the event. Jordan, a former social columnist for Chicago Tribune and Today’s Chicago Woman magazine, is all set to add glamour to the event.
Black Men United, a national community service organization dedicated to the restoration and rebuilding of Black communities, will also be joining the giveaway, adding to the spirit of community and giving.