Spare a Rose, Save a Child Campaign

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-02-11 12:02:40 -0600
Started 2015-02-10 09:26:15 -0600

"For anyone looking to spread some love this Valentine’s Day, the Spare a Rose, Save a Child Campaign is offering one easy solution. This February 14, you can buy one less rose for your valentine and donate the value of that flower to the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) Life for a Child Program. This program provides critical diabetes supplies, medication, and education to over 12,000 children in 43 countries across the globe. These children, on their own, struggle to gain access to insulin, test strips, and other life-saving diabetes supplies, so every bit of support matters. Every rose donated to Life for a Child can bring a month’s supply of insulin or test strips to a child in need. If you are in position to help, we invite you to donate online here.

Last year, the Spare a Rose Campaign raised over $27,000, affecting the lives of over 400 children with diabetes. This year, the campaign wants to do even more, with a goal to collect $50,000.
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14 replies

GabbyPA 2015-02-11 12:02:40 -0600 Report

Well, I see many of you want to do it, so I hope that actually translates into money donated to the cause. Saturday is the big day. Take time to share the love with the kids that day. On line, in store or however you find a way.

handmashed 2015-02-11 10:41:51 -0600 Report

I have to concur, that the idea is wonderful, I hope that the idea spreads like crazy wild fire!! I don't get cut flowers EVER… since everyone who knows me, knows that I have cats who will eat them. LOL
Besides, my favorite flowers are bean blossoms… I love my vegetable blooms!!

GabbyPA 2015-02-10 13:41:51 -0600 Report

If I am not mistaken, I think some Walgreen stores have this set up inside. I am not sure, but I know they do a lot of these kinds of things for the diabetic community.

lilleyheidi 2015-02-10 12:05:03 -0600 Report

I blogged on this yesterday and will be posting the blog site to facebook . As well almost every day this month I have posted the Save a Rose information to my feed on facebook. I dunno if it's helped, but it's made me feel good.

GabbyPA 2015-02-10 13:42:21 -0600 Report

That is great. I heard about it for the first time last year and am glad to see they are doing it again.

RebDee 2015-02-10 12:00:16 -0600 Report

I hate to get cut flowers. I don't like the idea that those poor flowers have to die so that I get a few minutes of pleasure out of them. I would rather have a plant that will live and keep on giving.
Might I add that IDF for me stands for Israel Defense Force. But I vow to give a donation this year for Valentine's Day to IDF (International Diabetes Federation).