Now that we’ve had our fill of turkey, stuffing and pie galore, it’s time to give – time to remember loved ones far and near and to reach out to friends and acquaintances in a special way. When that reaching out includes fresh flowers and one-of-a-kind arrangements, the reaction is special. You know what I mean. It’s why we’re in this business. People feel the good will and the heartfelt sentiment behind a beautiful bouquet. Warm smiles are guaranteed.
Giving is a huge part of our core values at Dos Gringos. When this December wraps, we will have donated thousands bouquets/stems to over 50 different groups in 2010. As you probably know, some of our favorite recipients are Petals for Patriots, Meals on Wheels, San Diego County Garden Clubs, and a variety of cancer-awareness fundraisers. We receive several memorial requests throughout each year, and we are happy to oblige.
I have always admired and I try to patronize and recommend companies that understand it’s not just about money and profit. You’ve got to return something as well. So Dos Gringos is committed to being a good, responsible corporate citizen that gives back to its community. But we don’t just give flowers. I encourage all of our team members to give generously of their time and talent in their respective neighborhoods and to their favorite causes.
As for me, I favor the young and the old in San Diego County. I am an active member of the board of directors for both the YMCA of San Diego County and the Meals on Wheels of Greater San Diego. I’m a big fan of the Y’s philosophy that it’s better to build a kid than mend an adult, and I support all of Meals on Wheels’ efforts to eradicate senior hunger in this area. In 2011, a Dos Gringos team will adopt a Meals on Wheels route, and we’ll all have a hand in making sure those seniors get good food, great flowers, and some warm, wonderful human interaction, which is, of course, the best gift of all!
From all of us at Dos Gringos:
May your December days be merry and bright and filled with the spirit of giving!
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Reńe van Rems Bouquet Designs from DG’s 2011 Spring Catalog
Pumpkin Pepper Planting Deadline for Fall 2011 Bookings– December 15th
Sunflower Planting Deadline for 2011 Q2 Core, Easter and Mothers Day Bookings– Jan 10
Consumer Bunch Items Q1 Q2:
• Gypsy Dianthus
• Bells of Ireland (28-30” Grade)
• Pincushion Protea
• Orange Spring Sunflowers
• Yellow Spring Sunflowers
Sunflower Care & Handling video staring Author, Educator, Presenter, and Dos Gringos’ Creative Director Reńe van Rems coming to a theater near you on 1/11/11.
Meals on Wheels
Blooms from the Heart
Petals for Patriots
Vista Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Fair: Award for best use of Sunflowers
S.D. Woman’s Museum
American Cancer Golf Tournament
S.D. Cancer Society Daffodil Days Fundraiser
Quail Botanical Gardens Gala
Naturvet Foundation golf tournament
Vista Garden Club
North Coast Special Education Awards Ceremony
San Diego Phillipino Association Cultural awareness day
Ca. State Floral Assoc. Legislative Day
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Golf Tournament
American Floral Endowment
The Refugee Network
Stater Bros. Cancer fundraising
The Guidance Center
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Carlsbad School District
Paul’s Pals MDA research
Walk To Cure Diabetes
The Legacy Foundation
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation