Flꙮrals With Purpose
Let's share the love and protect our planet. Our dedicated team of young hearts will repurpose your event flowers, deliver the redesigned arrangements to people in need, and reduce waste to help save our earth: making the world a better place, one flower at a time.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The climate of our earth is changing in a negative way, so Flꙮrals With Purpose is not only dedicated to bringing happiness to someone in need, but also helping reduce waste to make a positive impact on our planet. We can all have our cake and eat it too!
According to Rutgers researchers, the presence of flowers provides the following benefits: Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious, and agitated after receiving flowers. They also demonstrated greater sense of life satisfaction.
The beautiful florals you feature at your event can live on for many, many days after, and the act of kindness you will bring to another will live on in their hearts forever.
And wait...there's more. Our team will return to the delivery location a week later to pick up the expired florals and their containers in order to compost the florals and reuse the containers for future donations.
Volunteers are wonderful and of course always welcome to help us share the love! However, we believe paid employees are more invested. We employ college students because they are our future: teaching them to take care of our earth, being kind to those in need, and learning the value of earning a dollar is imperative to the future success and sustainability of our world.
After years of planning events (weddings, non-profit, corporate) founder, Angelique Padulo felt the need to do more for the money her clients were spending on flowers, the time florists were dedicating to making such amazing arrangements (only to be thrown in the trash 5 hours later) and lastly, to help the environment. It pained her to see works of art be tossed in the garbage at the end of a major event. She began sourcing venues with natural landscapes for her clients that could be used as decor in lieu of florals (or using less of them), but that was a near impossible task. So she had to introduce an option that would make everyone happy. She also realized that employing the youth of our world was imperative to the future of earth. Want to learn more about Angel?
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STEP 1. Schedule your pickup. We will collect your details, such as number and size of your floral arrangements, location of your venue and end time of your event. Then you will receive a price quote based on this information.
STEP 2. Choose the organization of where your repurposed florals are to be delivered. We provide a list of hospice, cancer centers, schools, shelters, rehab centers, etc. However, you are welcome to request your donation be delivered to an organization other than the ones we list and we will make the necessary arrangements.
STEP 3. Pick up of your floral arrangements. At the end of your event (after your guests have left) our floral team will come in and whisk away your arrangements. The team will return to our shop to repurpose your arrangements and create beautiful individual bouquets. For example, an average table centerpiece may yield 2 to 3 single arrangements. There may also be instances where repurposing is not necessary and your small table centerpieces are delivered as is.
STEP 4. Out for delivery. Our floral team has completed the repurposing process and will deliver the bouquets (each one will have a personalized message attached on your behalf) within a day of your event to the organization of your choice.
STEP 5. Collection. The team will return to the delivery site to collect the expired bouquets and their containers. The florals will be composted and the containers will be used for future donations.
STEP 6. Feel great. You feel great about your donation. We feel great for making it possible. The recipient feels great for receiving it. And the earth feels great that you are trying.
The Answers You Need
Are you a nonprofit?
Florals With Purpose is a for-profit business committed to hiring local college students (because they are our earth's future and they could really use the $$), reducing waste, and spreading acts of kindness. We charge clients for our in depth professional services.
Who receives the donated flowers?
We we will deliver your repurposed florals to facilities ranging from safe houses and hospices to cancer treatment centers and shelters—places where the joy of receiving a personal bouquet will be priceless.
We have identified local organizations to receive your donated flowers, however, we’re happy to work with you on a facility that is not on our list.
How many people at the facility receive my flowers?
That all depends on the number of arrangements you have. After you select the organization of your choice, we work with that facility to determine who best to deliver the flowers to. For example, if it's a large nursing home, our team will decorate common areas so that all of the residents can enjoy the beautiful florals.
When do I need to reserve your services?
We ask that you reserve our service 60 days prior to your event, especially if it's wedding season.
What if I rented my vases from the florist?
Great question. We will work with your florist and ensure that all rented items are returned to their facility.
How much does your service cost?
Your quote will be based on the venue location, volume of flowers and number of deliveries. We also offer an "as is" service for small table centerpieces (that are in recyclable containers) to be delivered to the organization of your choice as they were seen at your event. The minimum fee for repurposing starts at $750.
Are my repurposed flowers going to look nice, especially if college students are arranging them?
Have no fear. Our employees go through extensive training with our expert florist. Also, you will receive photos of the facility with your delivered flowers. Trust us, you will be very happy.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Donations to nonprofit organizations are tax deductible according to IRS regulations, and your donation covers both the cost of the flowers and haulage to and from our nonprofit beneficiaries. The beneficiary will send you an acknowledgment letter regarding the details of your donation. Consult your tax professional for further information.
What is composting and why is it necessary?
Composting materials (like food scraps and yard waste) is a great way to keep waste out of landfills, and it also creates material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Landfills are really crowded, they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is very harmful to the earth. Composting lowers your carbon footprint, which means you are helping mother nature protect our planet.
Act of Kindness
Floral Donation Today!
We primarily work on the East Coast, but will go the extra miles to almost anywhere else in the world for large enough donations.