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We work with facilities ranging from nursing homes and hospices to cancer treatment centers and shelters—places where residents may enjoy an emotional boost from fresh flowers. To minimize our carbon footprint, we identify local organizations to receive your donated flowers. 

Today, we’ve diverted more than 96 tons of waste from landfills and delivered over 52,000 floral arrangements to people in need.

Fountain House

Fountain House: Serving 1,600 members annually, the Fountain House was created to provide a safe space for our New York neighbors with mental illness. The members work together to build a culture of love and support through community based programs. Their mission is to provide men and women with mental illness the opportunity to live, work, and learn by contributing their talents to the community. Fresh flowers add that extra touch of feeling comfortable at home and brighten the lives of those who rely on the Fountain House for a sense of belonging.

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American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center

The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge at the Jerome L. Greene Family Center: This facility offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated in and around Manhattan. They understand that for many people, treatment at New York City's medical centers provides the greatest hope, but requires that they are far from home, adding the additional burden of lodging expenses. The Lodge consists of private guest rooms and communal spaces that help guests feel at home with lounges, a demonstration kitchen, terrace, and family visiting rooms. Hope Lodge is located in an environmentally friendly, green building that provides a safe and welcoming atmosphere for guests.

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Urban Pathways Ivan Shapiro House

Since 1975, Urban Pathways’ mission has been to engage New York City’s most vulnerable residents — people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas unfit for human habitation, many of whom have histories of mental illness and/or substance abuse — and provide them with “a way home”. Their dedicated staff guide homeless men and women by providing safe housing. Urban Pathways customized services improve quality of life and help individuals regain their sense of dignity and make informed choices for their future. The Ivan Shapiro House provides long-term housing where residents can access the support services they require to live successfully in the community and to eventually move to other residential settings.

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The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place: A safe space for homeless women located in Midtown Manhattan, a portion of flowers are appreciated in the dining area at each table. The rest are placed on the bedside tables of the women staying in the dormitory.The Dwelling Place provides shelter, sustenance and support to thousands of women every year. The safe, healing, and structured environment offers women hot meals and shelter from the cold, as well as the space and time to develop a sustainable plan for building a healthy, independent lifestyle. Fresh flowers bring light and love into the hearts of New York City's women seeking hope for brighter days ahead.

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New Alternatives

An advocacy organization at the forefront of combating the epidemic of poverty and homelessness in New York City's LGBTQ+ youth population, young people who come to their center for support are provided with the tools and resources they need to thrive while transitioning to stable adult lives. The facility provides a slew of services starting with basic needs: nutritious homemade meals, distribution of hygiene supplies, emergency clothing, MetroCards, urgent referrals for shelter, and referrals for primary care and psychiatric support. Their team also offers case management services, facilitates community-building recreational activities, life skills training, creative writing workshops, and educational support. Their volunteer tutors are always on hand to assist with GED and SAT preparation, college applications, and financial aid paperwork. Additionally, New Alternatives provides onsite STI testing and referrals for comprehensive health services.

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Lifespire Day Center

Lifespire is committed to the principle that all individuals with disabilities are able to become contributing members of their families and their community. It is their aim to provide the assistance and support necessary so that they can attain the skills needed to maintain themselves in the most integrated and independent manner possible. The members at Lifespire are always so excited to help unload the flowers and help distribute arrangements. Dispersed throughout the day center, the flowers are enjoyed by our neighbors with intellectual/developmental challenges with accompanying adaptive or functional challenges. The gesture of a gift of fresh flowers is a loving tribute appreciated by both members and staff.

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Lifespire Chelsea IRA

Lifespire is committed to the principle that all individuals with disabilities are able to become contributing members of their families and their community. It is their aim to provide the assistance and support necessary so that they can attain the skills needed to maintain themselves in the most integrated and independent manner possible. The members at Lifespire are always so excited to help unload the flowers and help distribute arrangements. Dispersed throughout the day center, the flowers are enjoyed by our neighbors with intellectual/developmental challenges with accompanying adaptive or functional challenges. The gesture of a gift of fresh flowers is a loving tribute appreciated by both members and staff.

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Lifespire Garcek Center

Lifespire is committed to the principle that all individuals with disabilities are able to become contributing members of their families and their community. It is their aim to provide the assistance and support necessary so that they can attain the skills needed to maintain themselves in the most integrated and independent manner possible. The members at Lifespire are always so excited to help unload the flowers and help distribute arrangements. Dispersed throughout the day center, the flowers are enjoyed by our neighbors with intellectual/developmental challenges with accompanying adaptive or functional challenges. The gesture of a gift of fresh flowers is a loving tribute appreciated by both members and staff.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of New York City

RMHC of New York is an organization that eases the hardship of families of pediatric cancer patients through programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. The House serves patients from multiple NYC-metro hospitals by providing a safe, clean home-away-from-home.Treatment for patients often requires an extensive hospital stay, anywhere from two to eight months. Adding a vase of fresh flowers to a patient's room helps create an atmosphere that feels more like home; this gesture is especially appreciated by the parents who are focused on caring for NYC's littlest neighbors in need.

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Christopher House, Breaking Ground

Christopher House provides 207 units of permanent supportive housing for low-income or formerly homeless adults as well as persons living with HIV/AIDS. The House also offers a Foyer Program, a housing-based career development program targeting young adults ages 18-24 who are “aging out” of foster care or have experienced homelessness. A delivery of fresh flowers boosts spirits and provides the note of generosity, kindness and confidence that our NYC community supports Christopher House's initiatives to support residents preparing for independence.

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The Bowery Mission

The Bowery Mission Women's Center, a facility that offers our fellow New York women, who are experiencing crisis, a safe environment and a caring community. The Bowery Mission was created to provide services which meet the immediate needs of New York City's homeless. This long-term residential recovery program helps women make progress toward life transformation through community life, counseling, addiction recovery, family restoration, like skills classes, and vocational training. Women and children who are caught in the cycles of poverty and dependencies of many kinds, are provided with the most effective, compassionate care at The Bowery Mission. This week, when women seeking refuge walk through the big red doors into the center, they will be greeted with your beautiful fresh, white flowers, a color that symbolizes hope.

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