When we heard about the organization called FlowerPower Foundation, we just had to write about it. And why we haven't heard about it until now, I don't know! It is so inspiring to know that a simple act of kindness can do wonders for someone in need.
The FlowerPower Foundation accepts donated flowers, re-assembles them and then distributes them to the elderly, sick and terminally ill in both NYC and Los Angeles. We have all been to weddings where the gorgeous (and expensive!) floral arrangements are still sitting on the tables at the end of the reception. What happens to all of those flowers if guests don't want to take them, or cannot travel with them? It's awful to think that after all of the dreaming, planning, cost and labor that goes into each arrangement, they can just be tossed into the garbage.
Why not make sure that your flowers brighten someone else's day? All you have to do is send an email to the FlowerPower Foundation and let them know that you would like to make a flower donation and they will arrange a pick-up for you. It may be one more detail to take care of when planning your wedding, but we think that for the extra 2 or 3 minutes it takes to send an email, the result will be a smile on the face of someone who may not be as fortunate as you.
Visit their website: http://www.flowerpowerfoundation.org/