My Girl Scout Troop learned from a local florist about the large amount of flowers thrown away after funerals, weddings and other events. Together, we brainstormed an idea to set up a system to retrieve these flowers and recycle them into renewed arrangements. The renewed arrangements have a gift tag indicating "In honor of the wedding of _________"; In memory of the life of ___________"; In celebration of _________'s graduation", etc. to commemorate the donor or event. We deliver the flowers to nursing homes, veterans, cancer infusion centers, the domestic abuse shelter and others in need in our community. Where appropriate, the flower deliveries will also include a face to face contact with the recipient to build relationships with folks who might be in need of a smile.