United Way of Tri-Valley is holding a Mother’s Day fundraiser through Monday, May 2. All proceeds will benefit local programs like the Hope Fund. From left are Pierce House resident Dot Wing, Mt. Blue Middle School student Madeleine Ernest-Rothert, Cascade Brook School student Margie McCarthy, and Pierce House resident Marie Lucarelli. Area students will deliver donated bouquets to each of the nursing homes in Greater Franklin County on May 6. Submitted photo

The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is holding a Mother’s Day fundraiser through Monday, May 2.

People can purchase a spring bouquet for $20. All proceeds go back into the community through initiatives like the Hope Fund, programs or partners addressing youth mental health, and transportation.

The bouquets are scheduled to be ready for pick up after 1 p.m. Friday, May 6. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8.

In past years, more than 200 bouquets were ordered for this event, according to United Way. Organizations who order five or more dozen bouquets can have a United Way staff or volunteer deliver them directly to the business.

There also is the option to purchase an extra bouquet (or more) to donate to area nursing homes. United Way key volunteer Morgan Leso is spearheading an initiative to ensure that mothers in the community who reside in local nursing homes are remembered and cherished. She is combining this with a focus on getting area youth involved. Area children will deliver the donated bouquets to the area nursing homes after school on May 6.

For more information about United Way or to place an order, call 207-778-5048, ext. 5, stop in at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington, or visit uwtva.org.

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