We're changing lives, one bouquet at a time.

Hope Blooms is solving a problem, one in which people can feel forgotten or  unimportant with a beautiful but simple message of “You matter.” These two tiny words hold a special meaning in our heart because they are the inspiration behind the inception of Hope Blooms. They exemplify belonging and inclusion, and they illustrate a person's fundamental value as a human being.

Hope Blooms repurposes donated flowers and rearranges them into beautiful bedside bouquets so that those who are in need most in our community feel this sense of inclusion.

Founder Story

Kelly Krenzel founded Hope Blooms in the basement of her home in 2016 to provide comfort and joy to community members who need it most - while also honoring her sweet Grandma Freda. She hopes to inspire others to act out of kindness and offer a gentle reminder that even in dark times, hope blooms.

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Our Community

We believe small acts of kindness can change the world - and we’re on a mission to just that. We make people feel loved, hopeful and provide much needed emotional healing in their time of need.

Hope Blooms was created out of a mission to bring the message of belonging and foster kindness right here in our community. We call each one of our volunteers joy makers because we know that a small act of kindness—a selfless act of service—will spread joy to others. We are proud to play a role in building the type of community we all want to be a part of. 

Who We Serve

We provide bouquets to individuals in hospice care, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and assisted living, memory care centers, shelters, women and families in need as well as individuals facing difficult times. Overall, we serve 70-plus organizations, facilities and groups/segments of the population. We serve Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo and surrounding communities, such as Casselton, Dilworth and Barnesville.

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Meet The Joy Makers

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Kelly Krenzel

Founder/Executive Director

Kelly is chief joy maker, hug enthusiast and main high-fiver at Hope Blooms! She leads the organization by relationship building, strategy, gratitude and her perennial love of flowers. She is the founder of the organization. Kelly lives in Fargo with her husband Scotty and two young boys, Henry and Finnegan.

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Katie Gehring

Operations & Development Manager

Katie is the organizational wizard behind our day-to-day operations. She keeps our shop running smoothly, processes improved and brings so much joy! She's a professionally trained florist with a keen sense of creativity that's only matched by her joyful nature. Katie fosters meaningful relationships in our community and among our supporters. She lives in Lake Park with her husband Colten and two dogs, Daisy and Sunny.

Karina Zimney

Karina Zimney

Volunteer Coordinator

Karina is our people champion! She organizes all our volunteer activities and keeps our volunteer joy makers happy and feeling appreciated - all with huge heart! The minute you meet her, you'll want to be her friend because she radiates genuine kindness and warmth. Karina lives in Fargo with her husband Mike and their three children.

Mary Noah

Mary Noah

Marketing & Operations Assistant

Mary is the tik-toking, sky's-the-limit, creative and doer of all things on our team! She helps share the impact of our work with the community and our supporters through leading our social media, volunteer events and a host of other things. She is the embodiment of a servant heart, full of pure goodness and positivity. She is a senior at Concordia College, triple-majoring in business management, communication studies and studio art.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jessi Zenker

Jessi Zenker

Board President
RD Offutt Company

Erica Johnsrud

Erica Johnsrud

Board Vice President
Dale Carnegie of ND & MN

Brittany Dunn

Brittany Dunn

Board Treasurer
Eide Bailly

Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

Board Secretary
Choice Bank

Denise Tollefson

Denise Tollefson

Board Past President
Serenity Assisted Living

Alex Rydell

Alex Rydell

Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home

Donna Heck

Donna Heck

Spherion

Maggie Walker

Maggie Walker

Microsoft

Trevor Mathew

Trevor Mathew

Thrivent Financial