SOURCE: Neighbor Brigade

Neighbor Brigade

October 21, 2010 09:00 ET

YouFloral Delivers Support for Budding Non-Profit Neighbor Brigade

Percentage of Proceeds From Innovative, Personalized Online Floral Service to Benefit Mission of Helping Neighbors in Crisis

WAYLAND, MA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  YouFloral, an innovative Hudson, Mass.-based floral service and a part of The Frugal Flowers Companies, today announced it has teamed up with Neighbor Brigade to support the non-profit's mission of growing local volunteer networks to help neighbors in times of crisis. Beginning immediately, 12.5 percent of all proceeds from its floral arrangements ordered through www.neighborbrigade.org will go directly to Neighbor Brigade. 

Neighbor Brigade provides a method for local communities to create and maintain volunteer networks to help their neighbors in crisis due to acute illness, sudden tragedy, debilitating/late stage chronic disease or terminal illness. YouFloral's contribution will help expand Neighbor Brigade's footprint of chapters across New England. 

"So much of our business is about helping people communicate their love and support for family, friends and neighbors through the beautiful expression of flowers," said Craig Wambolt, co-founder and president of YouFloral and The Frugal Flowers Companies. "I can't think of a more fitting and worthwhile cause for us to support than Neighbor Brigade. While our business is national in scope, YouFloral is about serving people locally with a highly-personalized offering, which is very similar to what Neighbor Brigade does for local citizens going through tough times."

YouFloral (www.youfloral.com) is a unique flower company with a groundbreaking offering designed to make occasions memorable. Its exclusive VaseExpressions product quickly delivers full-color, customizable, waterproof vase liners that enable consumers to personalize their floral arrangement with a special theme, message and photo. 

"Craig and his team offer something truly unique and innovative in the marketplace that makes people feel wonderful," said Pam Washek, executive director of Neighbor Brigade. "This is where our two organizations are very much aligned -- giving people that sense they are remembered and cared for when they need it most. We are thrilled to have YouFloral's support as Neighbor Brigade continues to grow and flourish."

About YouFloral

YouFloral, a member of the Frugal Flowers Companies, is a full-service floral delivery company, offering a groundbreaking online service that lets consumers personalize their floral arrangement like never before. The creators of YouFloral have been florists for over 20 years, with multiple retail locations, a fresh flower importing company, and a wholesale division (selling to other florists nationwide). The Frugal Flowers Companies have been longtime members of Teleflora, FTD, and Bloomnet. For more information, visit www.youfloral.com

About Neighbor Brigade

Neighbor Brigade is a non-profit corporation that provides a blueprint for local communities to create and maintain volunteer networks using proven online tools, resources and best practices. A Neighbor Brigade chapter starts with a dedicated leader, the Chapter Leader, who builds the neighborhood volunteer network. Neighbor Brigade provides "how to" technology tools and information that streamline this process and allow leaders to support one another. Using a simple web-based system, volunteer networks efficiently organize and schedule the necessary services for their neighbors in need. To learn more, visit www.neighborbrigade.org. Neighbor Brigade has obtained tax-exempt status under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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