The Flower Shuttle recycles flowers to people living with sickness, terminal illness, poverty and disability who don't normally get flowers, because we care.
Tulips with Attitude:
How Flowers became a Powerful Tool for Diplomacy:
TED Talk video by Laura Dowling
How to create a Nosegay video by Betsy Boyd
Arranging in a Bud Vase video by Eileen Taylor
Blooming Flowers Time lapse video
VOLUNTEERS delivered 2,684 arrangements in March for a grand total of 307,300. Our volunteers worked 765 hours in March.
For information about The Flower Shuttle and how you can get involved, check out the Volunteer and About Us pages of our website.
Thank you for visiting - we hope to see you in person soon!
2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607, United States
Words of thanks from some of our recipients:
"One of my favorite places to meet with friends or visit alone as a workspace is Esteamed Coffee in Cary. (Recently) as I was packing up to leave, I noticed that the flower container had a sticker on it. Upon closer look, I saw that the flowers were from The Flower Shuttle. Thank you all for the many, many ways that you continue to bless our community with love, care, and beauty. You all are the absolute best!"
-- Fran Spier Saylor
"Thank you so much for the flowers that you all brought to our school! This really made our day, and they were beautiful. Your kindness and generosity during what has been a very challenging time for most educators (and all people) does not go unnoticed.
-- A. Johnson, Principal, Mt. Vernon Middle School
"I cried when my husband came to visit me in Rex Hospital and brought me up a beautiful arrangement of flowers from your organization. You really and truly do not know what you did for this old woman!"
-- Name withheld
May 2023 - Flower Shuttle volunteers Ailsa Tessier and Jenna Fowlkes are recognized in the May/June issue of Midtown Magazine for their floral arrangement at the 2023 Art In Bloom exhibit at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC - check out page 24!
November 2022 - Flower Shuttle volunteer Cris Crissman wins recognition in NCSU Pack Pride contest:
September 2022 - The Flower Shuttle mission gets national exposure:
August 2022 - The Flower Shuttle partners with National Charity League:
June 2022 - The Flower Shuttle is featured on Spectrum News1: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2022/05/24/the-flower-shuttle--preventing-floral-waste
May 2021 - Two stories on The Flower Shuttle and our new partnership with Raleigh Rescue Mission: https://www.raleighrescue.org/mothers-day-celebration/