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Chapel Hill man's yard blooming with generosity to help sick kids

Posted March 30

— Creighton Moeller’s garden is blooming with generosity – in the form of tulips and daffodils

The initial plan was to plant 4,000 bulbs on the front yard of his Chapel Hill home, but now, Moeller's garden has 7,000.

His passion for planting has a purpose. The flowers are a fundraiser for Project Stackhouse, benefiting the therapy dog program at UNC Children’s Hospital.

The project is named after his dog, Stackhouse.

Every dollar made from donations or flower sales will go to the program, Moeller said.

“Next year, now that I have the experience, I can go to double the amount,” he said.

Contributions can be mailed to Project Stackhouse, c/o Creighton Moeller, 12 Elmstead Place, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27517. Checks should be made payable to N.C. Children’s Promise.


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  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Mar 31, 6:31 p.m.

    What a nice thing! And how nice he named it after his dog, Stackhouse. Lovely yard, too!

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Mar 31, 5:49 p.m.

    Well, ok, but couldn't he have just used the money he spent on the bulbs to set up the project to begin with?

  • Obamacare returns again Mar 31, 1:43 p.m.

    This is what happens when you have too much money and don't know what to do with it all.

  • Obamacare returns again Mar 31, 1:42 p.m.

    Holy!!.....that guy likes flowers.....

  • 678devilish Mar 31, 1:32 p.m.

    Beautiful! I wish it was my yard. :)

  • RockGuitar Mar 31, 12:51 p.m.

    may we drive by to enjoy your flower of peace garden? Keep up the great work!

  • momeeee Mar 31, 12:25 p.m.

    We should have more people like him in the news. Might make the world a brighter place.

  • jacamoe Mar 31, 11:32 a.m.

    Sounds like a fantastic thing to do. We need more good stories like this one. I can only imagine where the name Stackhouse came from. Great story!!!!!