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Chapel Hill man puts green thumb to work for UNC Children's Hospital

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Project Stackhouse is named for Creighton Moeller's dog, who in turn is named after former UNC basketball star Jerry Stackhouse. Project Stackhouse is named for Creighton Moeller's dog, who in turn is named after former UNC basketball star Jerry Stackhouse.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

The weather is finally improving, meaning flowers are blooming. And each of those blooms could benefit UNC Children's Hospital.

Project Stackhouse started with Creighton Moeller's love of gardening and is impressive lawn of 7,000 daffodils and tulips.

"I contacted [UNC Children's Hospital] and said I wanted to make a donation," Moeller said. "They came over and were mildly shocked to see this number of flowers."

Project Stackhouse is named for Moeller's dog, who in turn is named after former UNC basketball star Jerry Stackhouse.

Moeller invites visitors to come to his garden to "do what you want to do -- take selfies, do yoga, have a wedding, make marriage proposals."

Although Moeller spends a few thousand dollars of his own money for bulbs, pots and 20,000 pounds of soil, he said every penny earned from donations or flower sales benefits the therapy dog program at UNC Children's Hospital.

"You'll be making plenty of kids happy," Moeller said.

Sherry Buckles, with the hospital's main fundraiser, N.C. Children's Promise, said Project Stackhouse is a unique way to raise money and she is thrilled the fundraiser is blooming.

"The N.C. Children's here in Chapel Hill is the state hospital, so we serve all 100 counties in North Carolina," Buckles explained of the importance of donations.

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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