Volunteers created more than 60 Mother's Day flower arrangements for residents of Hope Place.

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The program partnered with nonprofit Seattle Works and Lacewing Fine Gardening and Botanical Design to help create more than 60 bouquets. Seattle Works program manager Liz Jose, who lost her mother a couple of years ago, said she thought of the idea while trying to make her own Mother’s Day less sad. “I just wanted to be surrounded by flowers,” Jose said. So she and friend Britt Willey, the owner of Lacewing, decided to turn it into a way to give back. Seattle Wholesale Growers Market donated half the flowers, and Willey and Jose purchased the rest. “When you’re in a tough situation you don’t often get a chance to be out of your head,” says Willey, who helped both volunteers and residents arrange bouquets.