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TELEFLORA FLORISTS COME TOGETHER TO BRING FLOWERS AND SMILES TO LOCAL RESIDENTS

Teleflora Florists Get to Work for Make Someone Smile® Week, July 19-25, 2015

LOS ANGELES (July 6, 2015) – 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 19 through Saturday, July 25. Teleflora member florists and community volunteers will be out full force in their neighborhoods delivering Be Happy® Bouquets to those who need 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 25,000 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 design the cheerful Be Happy® Bouquets, full of fresh white daisies and bright yellow roses and deliver them to residents of their choosing in their local communities.

"Each year, I'm amazed by the turnout of local Teleflora florists who are willing to take time out of their busy shops to design bouquets and surprise residents in their communities with fresh floral arrangements in support of Make Someone Smile® Week. The feedback of gratitude and delight from organizations and residents who receive the flowers is overwhelming. And it makes me smile to know that the hard work and energy the florists take to making this week special for local residents in their communities is worth it," 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 http://www.teleflora.com and purchasing a Be Happy Bouquet for $39.95.

Last year's program spanned over 150 cities and 300 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; and more than 1,000 florists donated their time. Teleflora's program delivered more than 30,000 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 brings together the time-honored tradition of sending flowers with the modern benefits of an advanced florist network. By tapping over 13,000 member florists in North America alone, Teleflora offers the kind of personal touches, artistry and expertise you expect from a trusted neighborhood florist—even if that neighborhood is across the country. No prepackaged flowers in nondescript boxes dropped on your doorstep—Teleflora's network of professional florists create artistic arrangements personally delivered in a vase, often on the same day. And, with the organization's pioneering "Flowers in a Gift" Collection, the recipient gets a keepsake that turns the treasured gesture of a bouquet into a lasting memento. Luxe yet affordable, aspirational yet accessible, Teleflora makes every day an occasion. Follow Teleflora on Facebook.

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Erin Shiba (erin.shiba@wonderful.com) 310.966.8644