Paying it Forward with Flowers – The FTD® USO Collection

Every once in awhile I get an email out of the blue that puts a smile on my face. When FTD wrote to tell me about their partnership with the USO, they didn’t have to ask me twice to tell you about it. They even generously sent my mom their FTD® Unity™ Bouquet as a thank-you for her devotion and sacrifices throughout my father’s military career. She totally wasn’t expecting flowers, and I am glad to have brought a smile to her face. They were the perfect patriotic touch for the 4th of July! Look at these beauties:  FTD USO Collection

FTD USO CollectionThe FTD USO Collection

Of course, you all know me and giving back is of utmost importance. Given my family ties to the military, it’s especially important for me to find ways to give back to our servicemen and women. The USO has been doing that for 75 years.

You may know the USO as a hangout in airports for our troops and their families during layovers.  I’ve spent some time in a few of them myself and they are great (a lifesaver during canceled overnight flights). Did you know they also conduct tours to entertain our troops overseas, keep our service members connected to their families and support our service members transitioning to civilian life? USO Transition 360 Alliance, Families of the Fallen, Comfort Crew for Military Kids and the Sesame Street/USO Experience are just a few of the programs available to military personnel and their families. And there are so many more you can learn more here.

If you’ll be sending flowers, definitely check out the FTD USO Collection. Now through December 31st of this year 5% of all sales from the collection will be donated, and FTD will make a minimum contribution of $10,000. Here’s a link to check out all of the options. It’s pretty awesome to pay it forward with flowers. All you have to do is decide which ones to send!