Last week was Make Someone Smile week. Make Someone Smile week was created by Teleflora for local florists to give back to the community. Florists who are chosen to participate do so by chosing a nursing home, hospital, etc. to receive a fresh flower arrangement via delivery. This was a collaboration of Teleflora (TF), the Teleflora West Virginia Unit (TFWVU), our local supplier (Dreisbach) and our shop.
TF and the TFWVU donated the smiley face mugs. Dreisbach donated the fresh flowers. Our shop donated the foam, greenery, labor and delivery. A labor of love from all participants to bring smiles to those who might need a pick me up.
On Thursday morning we finished making all 120 arrangements that were to be delivered around 1pm to Dunbar Care and Rehabilitation Center who was formally Sunbridge Care Home. We also created hand wrapped bouquets of daisies for the staff!
Dreisbach had sent us to many fresh flowers so we all agreed that we would create other fresh flower bouquets and deliver those randomly throughout Cross Lanes. There were surprised faces all over Cross Lanes that day!
Around noon, we started loading up our Scions getting all but a handful into those 2 cars. No worries as Dreisbach sent over an additional van for the remainder.
Our staff was greeted by a reporter from WOWK Channel 13 news, Adrian Mosby, and a reporter from the Charleston Gazette, veteran writer Ben Calwell. If you would like to see the coverage go to http://www.wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=63420
The ladies were also greeted by the staff who assisted in unloading and delivering all the smiley face arrangements! Lisa Snyder, marketing director of Dunbar Care and Rehab, had some of the residents set up in the lobby, dressed in their Sunday best, to receive their bouquets and be photographed. They all were great sports! I think they not only loved receiving such a cheery arrangement but also was thrilled to have their photos taken.
We have received many calls and notes of thanks for being a part of that wonderful day. We sincerely hope that, for at least one day, we were able to deliver cheer to those who might not receive many visitors let alone flowers.
A big thank you to all who assisted us in making someone smile!