For the past three weeks Westerlay Orchids has shown their appreciation and support for community members on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by sending thousands of boxes of orchids. The company has shipped 49,000 orchids thus far and is well on their way to accomplishing their “100,000 Orchid Challenge” to uplift and inspire communities throughout California by sending orchids to front line workers and those isolated in quarantine.
“We’re showing our gratitude to those on the front lines of this pandemic, setting a goal of sending 100,000 flowering orchids to non-profits, nurses, doctors, and other essential staff in California,” explains Westerlay Orchids Owner Toine Overgaag. “We need the community’s help to reach this goal, so we are looking for significant financial sponsorships to help cover partial costs while ensuring the livelihood of our 120 employees and the survival of our business.”
Starting locally, Westerlay Orchids has shipped to several local non-profits and major Los Angeles hospitals this past few weeks. Join the “100,000 Orchid Challenge” by emailing [email protected].
Westerlay has also set up a website for those who may want to send a box of orchids at wholesale price to anyone you want to express gratitude to or connect with. Go to www.boxoforchids.com to find out how.
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About Westerlay Orchids:
Based in beautiful Carpinteria, California, Westerlay Orchids is proud to serve as Southern California’s largest commercial orchid grower. The company annually distributes over 3 million orchids directly to customers and to local and national supermarket chains, as well as florists and designers. Westerlay Orchids is a pioneer in environmental and sustainability practices and regularly contributes to local schools, nonprofit organizations, and many other community causes. Visit www.WesterlayOrchids.com to learn more about the third-generation, family-run company.