I wanted to share a just a few of the smiles that were created during a recent Sunflowers for Smile Farms fundraiser. The fundraiser came about when the owner of Dos Gringos, a flower farm in California that 1-800 Flowers is proud to partner with, reached out to me about some extra sunflowers they had. It was at the beginning of the quarantine and everything was on hold – but the flowers were in bloom and ready for harvesting!
At the same time, the big annual fundraising event for Smile Farms, Inc. had just been canceled due to the pandemic. Smile Farms is the signature philanthropic partner of 1-800 Flowers and my brother Kevin is a farmer at Smile Farms at IGHL. So, when I got that call from Dos Gringos, I knew exactly what we could do with those sunflowers!