As the weather continues to have trouble making up its mind if its midwinter or early spring, time is running out to make up your mind about participating in the almost-two-decades tradition of giving that is called Daffodil Days at Harvard. It’s a bargain in any season, and it’s for the best of causes.
A fundraising staple at the University for the past 17 years, the Daffodil Days at Harvard program will deliver a vivid bouquet to University faculty, staff, and students for just $7, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. With the help of more than 80 area coordinators throughout the University, the bunch of daffodils (10 flowers, to be precise) is delivered via mail services on March 21. The very last day to put in an order is Friday (Feb. 25).
Back in 1988, sales reached $2,500, and have since jumped to $35,500 last year as Harvard staff, faculty, and students purchased nearly 5,000 bouquets. Harvard was the second top-seller in New England and was subsequently honored by the American Cancer Society as top University seller for 2004. Total contributions to date, meanwhile, equal nearly $400,000.
Orders are placed through local volunteer coordinators around the University. To locate your coordinator, please contact Julie Russell in the Office of Community Affairs at (617) 495-4955, or firstname.lastname@example.org.