As part of National Smile Week and the 1-800-Flowers.com Summer of a Million Smiles Program, our Smile Team traveled to Seaford, NY on Thursday, June 27th to deliver smiles at AHRC, a Group Home for Mentally Challenged Adults.
Smile Ambassador Steve Bozzo, along with team members Rachelle Glasser, Christina Ehl, Carlos Petit, Jim Dunham and James Coleman, were on hand to help the residents and staff at AHRC make flower baskets filled with fresh daisies, one of nature’s most cheerful blooms. They also handed out goody bags filled with such sweet treats as Cheryl’s® buttercream frosted smile cookies, Fannie May® chocolates, and Smile Popcorn Tins and Popcorn Balls from The Popcorn Factory®.
The team also passed out Smile Bouquets™ and smiling sun picks, which gave a welcome sense of joy not only to the residents, but also to our Smile Team. As 1-800-Flowers.com employee Rachelle Glasser said, “It was really heartwarming to see all the smiles on the residents’ faces as they were making their daisy baskets.”
Overall, it was a great day in Seaford, filled with non-stop smiles and heartfelt affection. 1-800-Flowers.com employee Steve Bozzo, whose sister-in-law is a resident at AHRC, was especially touched, saying: “This was one of the best events I’ve ever attended. The residents really loved it and the 1800flowers.com team was tremendous.”