GRANITE BAY (CBS13) — Where do flowers go when supermarkets can no longer sell them because they’re considered “old.”
Thanks to Granite Bay resident Jennifer Arey, many go to her nonprofit organization called The Petal Connection.READ MORE: Woodland Business Hit By Burglars During Power Outage; 2 Arrested
The organization takes leftover flowers and makes flower arrangements.
Where they deliver them is as beautiful as the bouquets they arrange.
The Petal Connection delivers flowers to hospice patients and local seniors and veterans.READ MORE: Police: Suspect Shoots, Kills Himself After Chase In Vacaville
Jennifer Arey tells us, “What they do is they give us what they call ‘shrink’–what they’re about to throw away. We then arrange them and deliver them to Hospice Care workers who bring them to their patients.”
The service is done on an all-volunteer basis. Right now they have a team of nearly 200 people who help.
The organization is always looking for flowers and vases.MORE NEWS: Thieves In California Are Stealing Scarce Water Amid Extreme Drought, 'Devastating' Some Communities
If you’d like to help go to ThePetalConnection.org