Location: Western NC, Upstate SC, Greater Charlotte
Supporter Since/Project Date: January 2003 Amount Donated: Unspecified Organization or Project Website: Not Applicable Description: Our number one community outreach program over the past 10 years has been delivering flowers to area nursing homes in each one of the communities we operate within. Our employees and managers personally hand-deliver bouquets to every resident at different selected nursing homes several times a year for major holidays, like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and often on a random Wednesday or Thursday for no reason at all.
It has always struck a chord with our founders that the elderly in nursing homes often are far away from their families and may not have anyone to remind them that they are loved and cared for for many weeks. That is why we have made it our mission to make sure that these individuals are reminded that they are not forgotten, and personally placing flowers in each room is our way of bringing a smile to their faces.
We have had residents of these nursing homes often exclaim when they see us “How did you know I was here?” or tell us that they are so happy to see us because they haven’t had a visitor in months. Bringing cheer and joy, even if for a fleeting moment, into these lives is what makes this sort of charitable work so enjoyable. See the album above with pictures from a few of our flower deliveries to local area nursing homes.