I always thought that Valentine’s Day was the biggest flower day of the year. I was told this by a shop owner; “Everyone had a mother, not everyone has a sweetheart.”
And there you go.
This year I need to talk to everyone about Valentine’s Day. And I want you to think real hard about this; what is the cost of a dozen roses?
$100? $80? $25? Depending where you buy them, roses can be as expensive or relatively inexpensive which allows for every income to allow you to give something to your sweetheart each year on the 14th of February.
Very few ladies are let off the hook each year and this year I am hoping to challenge women as much as men………you ready?
How great would it be for you to take the cost of one rose, one flower, and help children in the world who have diabetes. The Spare a Rose Save a Child campaign does exactly that. According to the International Diabetes Federation: “…..lack of access to insulin is the most common cause of death for children with diabetes in many countries around the world. In fact, in some parts of the world, the estimated life expectancy of a child who has just developed diabetes could be less than a year.” Wow, right?
Sure everyone has it tough at times but a $5.00 donation can go a long, long way. Click any of the links, or the picture above, make a donation, and do one of two things: Give your Valentine 11 roses and tell her that you made a donation for the twelfth in her honor to help kids stay alive; and if you receive flowers, make a donation for the cost of just one of them—–in honor of the one who gives them to you.
Do it either way. Do it both ways. Children win. Kids who have nothing in the line of diabetes supplies…….win. Flowers will indeed wilt away……but your gift will be ongoing. It will make the holiday just a bit better because you will feel good about doing something so positive. Five or ten bucks………make a difference.
Spare a rose, save a child.
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Thank you for sharing the Spare a Rose campaign, Tom!! 🙂
Absolutely! Great idea!
Spare A Rose is a great example of our community. Thanks for being part of Rose and the diabetes community.
This year Spare A Rose as an option of monthly giving that makes it easier to give a full dozen, or two.
Thanks for being a champion of everyone with diabetes.