Make Someone Smile Week – July 19 – 25, 2009

Be Happy Bouquet

Sunday, July 19th through Saturday, July 25th is “Make Someone Smile Week”. Since it began in 2000, “Make Someone Smile Week” has become the floral industry’s most successful charitable gifting program.

This year, thousands of Teleflora member florists and community volunteers will help to deliver bouquets in Teleflora’s keepsake Be Happy Mugs to those most in need of a smile, such as hospital patients, senior citizens living in nursing homes and assisted living homes and recipients of Meals-on-Wheels programs.

As a florist and volunteer with several non-profit agencies here in Milwaukee that serve the elderly and people with disabilities, I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact this project has had in my community.

More than 40,000 keepsake Be Happy Mugs will be donated by Teleflora to its member florists, who in turn will work with their local wholesalers and growers to secure donated flowers. With these donations, local Teleflora florists will design and deliver them to recipients in their local communities.

Since its inception, the program has now spread to 144 cities throughout the United States and Canada. Last year, more than 2,000 florists donated their time, talent and energy, delivering more than 35,000 bouquets to those most in need of a smile.

As florists around the country are making deliveries during “Make Someone Smile Week”, why not order a Be Happy Bouquet for that special someone in your life. I know it will bring a smile to their face as well.

For more information on Teleflora’s “Make Someone Smile Week”, and how you can get involved, please visit: Make Someone Smile Week

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.