(Closed) Donating your Flowers

posted 8 years ago in San Diego
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oooh that’s so neat! I wish there was one in Toronto!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Hi,

I was an activity director at a nursing home for the past 3 years.  I can’t tell you how excited the ladies are to have real flowers on their DR tables.  In fact, after my daughter’s wedding, I did bring some of her flowers to work the next day.  Nursing homes provide VERY LITTLE money for Activity Departments expenses.  Basically, = or less than 23cents per day per person/less than $7.00/month/person!-SO-if you are interested in having your flowers go to a nursing home, I would suggest having a family member or friend drop them off to a local nursing home the next day-AND it would be extra nice for the Activity Director to be informed/prepared at least 1 month beforehand, so maybe they could plan a little extra special activity-(We plan monthly calendars)-Maybe they could plan a special party/event, or at least a flower arranging activity)  BTW-We also LOVE volunteers and so do our seniors!!!!  Thanks for allowing me this opportunity to provide some info/food for though! 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thanks for the info.  I will definately look into that!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

P. S.

It also seems like the smaller nursing facilities/and their seniors are forgotten! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Thank you Wendy!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m doing something similar by donating my flowers to the local hospice.  It took two emails to arrange with the community coordinator and for a friend to volunteer to drop them off.  So simple but yet they bring joy to more people than just those who attend your wedding. 🙂 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Thank you so much for sharing! I live in SD and have been looking for some volunteer work and this is perfect! I can’t wait to donate my own wedding flowers as well. 

I received flowers from an organization like this when I was in the hospital and it totally brightened up my day.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am totally going to do this! What a special thing to do!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

We’re going to take ours to all of the local nursing homes and hospice. 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am absolutely doing this, and I am so glad I saw this post.  I think that donating your wedding flowers to brighten someone else’s day is just wonderful!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What a great idea! I am definitely going to do this!

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