July 6, 2012

Smiles Delivered to Local Veterans on 4th of July

In honor of the 4th of July, the 1-800-Flowers.com team was excited to deliver smiles to our local veterans as part of Summer of a Million Smiles. Employees donated red, white and blue bouquets to deserving veterans at the Northport VA Medical Center in Northport, NY.

Although the flowers were a beautiful touch, nothing seemed to please our veterans more than the smiles and handshakes they received when thanked for their service. Members of the 1-800-Flowers.com family were delighted to have the opportunity to send a smile to these important members of our community. Employees not only thanked the veterans for their years of service and the sacrifices they have made, but also shared stories of family and friends.

The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM team ready to deliver smiles at Northport VA Medical Center

June 26, 2012

Smiles Unleashed at L.I. Adoption Event

Working towards the commendable cause of providing dogs and cats loving homes, the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh, NY deserved some smiles?and we were there to deliver them! In honor of the shelter's Summer of Love, a special program offering free adoption, inoculations, spaying & neutering, and microchip insertion, the team from 1-800-Flowers.com paid a visit to the shelter bearing a-DOG-able® flower arrangements. As a way to show appreciation and further encourage adoption, these cute dog flowers were given to anyone who took home a pet that day. The impact each adoption makes means a world of difference to these animals. Remember, not only are adoptions saving lives, but they are providing the irreplaceable love a home and family can offer!

The team from 1-800-Flowers.com sends their greetings with one of the the animal shelter's loving pups

June 22, 2012

Delivering Smiles and Cookies to Blood Donors

Every day, people have the ability to save lives by donating blood. With one pint of blood having the potential to save up to three lives, donors rightfully earn acknowledgement for their actions and selflessness.

On June 14, World Blood Donor Day, the caring team at 1-800-Flowers.com paid a visit to their local New York Blood Center in New Hyde Park, NY to bring smiles to the blood donors. With the help of Cheryl's, a sister company of 1-800-Flowers.com, cookies were handed out to blood donors as a way to refuel post donation.

With all the good that people do, a small sign of appreciation can mean a lot. Be it a cookie or a smile, a little can go a long way.

1-800-Flowers.com employees and blood drive volunteers pose for a picture before they donate

May 17, 2012

New Moms Get a Special Flower Delivery for Mother's Day

Some proud new mommies got a big surprise this Mother's Day when caring members of the 1-800-Flowers.com community stopped by the newly-built Katz Women's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park to spread smiles--and a whole lot more.

Each glowing new mom was greeted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to celebrate her new little bundle of joy. As the team made their rounds, they were met with many smiles, and even a few joyful tears, from the very appreciative moms who couldn?t help but express their gratitude. "As a mom myself, I was touched to see how much joy we brought to these new moms," said Jessica R.

Members of the hospital staff were also treated to flowers to thank them for their hard work and dedication--because every mom deserves a smile!

Volunteers from 1-800-Flowers.com surprise some deserving moms.

May 14, 2012

Sharing Smiles at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Recently, 1800-Flowers.com employees made a special delivery to "the House that Love Built": Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. We dropped by on Mother's Day and handed out over 40 arrangements to the families living there as well as the dedicated staff.

Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children facing a medical crisis. Since opening in 1986, they have welcomed approximately 17,000 families from the United States and families from more than 80 countries around the world.

Members of the 1800-Flowers.com family were happy to show their support to the families and staff on hand. They were welcomed warmly and even given a tour. "It was a special day to share smiles with some people who really needed them," Jessica R. said. "We were honored to be there."

All smiles at the Ronald McDonald House.

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