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7.14.14

TELEFLORA FLORISTS JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER FLOWERS TO THOSE IN NEED OF A SMILE


Teleflora Florists Prepare for Make Someone Smile® Week, July 20-26, 2014


LOS ANGELES - (July 14, 2014) - Teleflora, the world's leading flower delivery service, offering only hand-arranged, hand-delivered floral arrangements, announced its plans for Make Someone Smile® Week, the floral industry's leading benevolent program running from Sunday, July 20 through Saturday, July 26. Teleflora member florists and community volunteers will be out in their neighborhoods delivering Be Happy® Bouquets to those in need of smiles – such as hospital patients, senior citizens living in nursing homes and assisted living homes, and recipients of Meals-on-Wheels programs.

Teleflora's 40 units across the country will receive donations of more than 40,000 of the "company's widely popular Be Happy® Mugs to be given to participating member florists.  Member florists across the country will work with local wholesalers and growers to secure donations of flowers. The donated flowers will help local Teleflora florists create the cheerful Be Happy® Bouquets, full of fresh white daisies and bright yellow roses and deliver them to residents they choose in their local communities.  

"It's hard for me to fathom that we are coming up on 14 years of local Teleflora florists surprising residents in their communities with fresh floral arrangements in support of Make Someone Smile® Week. The amount of time given by our member florists who participate in the program always astounds me.  Each year, I'm more and more delighted by the florists' commitment to helping make this program a success," said Rich Salvaggio, vice president of Industry Relations and Floral Publications, Teleflora.

As florists around the country are making deliveries during Make Someone Smile® Week, consumers can order a smile for that special someone by visiting teleflora.com and purchasing a Be Happy Bouquet for $39.95.

Last year's program spanned over 170 cities and 320 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; and more than 1,000 florists donated their time.  Teleflora’s program delivered more than 25,000 bouquets to those most in need of a smile.  For more information on Teleflora's Make Someone Smile Week, or how you can get involved, call (310) 966-8328.

About Teleflora
Teleflora is the world's leading flower delivery service connecting customers with the nation’s best local florists for more than 75 years. All of Teleflora’s flower arrangements are artistically arranged and hand-delivered in keepsake vases using only the freshest flowers available through its member florist network.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Teleflora has over 13,000 member florists throughout the U.S. and Canada, with an additional 20,000 affiliated florists outside North America. Through its extensive member florist network, Web sites including www.teleflora.com and www.findaflorist.com, and its toll-free line 1-800-TELEFLORA, the company offers consumers fast, convenient and high-quality flowers and keepsake products.

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Teleflora PR Contacts:

Erin Shiba (310)966.8644

Missy Miller (310) 966.8328



 
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