What giving back means to us
No one knows more than we do that flowers are a luxury item that falls under the category of “want” and not “need”. But one cannot deny the emotional impact that flowers have. A single flower can brighten up ones’ day more than you know. It’s a gesture straight from the heart that cannot be beat!
Because we work with these beauties every day, we know that each bloom is so very special and we don’t want to see any of them go to waste. We have several avenues of giving back and we never tire of seeing the reactions from those on the receiving end of an unexpected flower gift. Mother nature graced us with these lovelies and we don’t take that for granted.
We’ve found that when discussing event flowers with our clients, there is an understanding that whether your event is large or small, beautiful florals are a luxury that serves as an extension of the occasion being celebrated. Their beautiful presence is so important to the overall experience for you and your guests. What better way to continue honoring that celebration, than to donate your flowers after the event?
Our main donation recipients are senior living centers and hospice care facilities here in Santa Monica. Many of these residents not only don’t get many visitors, but some don’t even leave their rooms. An unexpected bouquet of flowers has an amazing impact on so many people, who’s every day is otherwise somewhat heavy and lonely. It might not seem like a big deal until you see, first hand, that it really is! We do ask for a nominal fee to cover the re-delivery expenses (staff, coordination and vehicles), but we think you’ll find it’s worth every penny!
In addition to donating flowers whenever possible, Lilla Bello is proud to support community causes that have a direct and profound impact on the lives of people less fortunate than us. Here are just a couple of our most recent collaborations with non-profits that our near and dear to our hearts:
Free Arts LA: an amazing non-profit organization that uses art to restore hope, resiliency, and self-esteem in children who
have experienced abuse, neglect, homelessness and extreme poverty in Los Angeles. These are children, some of which have never seen art supplies in their lives!!
Lilla Bello makes about 3 donations of craft supplies per year. After one huge wedding, we were able to donate over 3000 faux butterflies to the kids of Free Arts!
The Giving Spirit: assembles and personally distributes survival kits to homeless men, women and children on the streets of Los Angeles. On 6/22/18, we co-hosted a successful fundraising event that raised money and awareness for the epidemic of homelessness in our community.
For more information about collaborating on a local philanthropic effort, please CONTACT US.
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