Tell us a little bit about your business.
Scent with Love is a volunteer-based, 501c3 non-profit organization that picks up donated floral centerpieces from weddings and events around Pittsburgh and delivers them to places that would appreciate them. Rather than letting these gorgeous florals go to waste, Scent with Love helps to spread their beauty and cheer!
Scent with Love always needs volunteers! Usually the volunteer is able to choose where to take the flowers, and we welcome suggestions for donations. Come spread the love with us!
What makes your work unique?
Floral arrangements are typically discarded after the event is over, but there is so much joy those flowers can continue to spread. Scent with Love sees the importance of brightening someone’s day during an illness, injury, or tough time. It gives us such great honor and joy to be able to bring a smile to those who need it the most.
What is your ideal client like?
For Scent with Love, our ideal pickup is somewhere within 20 miles (about 30 minutes) of downtown Pittsburgh. Most of our volunteers live in Allegheny County, so venues that are further out can be a little trickier to get to. It’s best if arrangements are in dishes (usually used when an arrangement will be on a pedestal) or vases that are not rented to the client. If the vases must be returned to the florist or you are having loose arrangements in floral foam/chicken wire, please check with your florist and/or Scent with Love so we can get creative to make your donation work.
How do couples arrange to donate their flowers after their wedding?
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org a couple of months before your event. We will reply with a Google Form to get all the info we need about the date, venue, florist, and any special instructions. Even if your event is outside of that timeframe, please email us and we will see if we can make the donation work. Pickups are not guaranteed since Scent with Love is reliant on volunteers.