September was a whirlwind of activity for Repurposed Rose. We received confirmation of our 501 (c)(3) status, went live with our website, received our first 3 floral donations and made contact with some great volunteers and it's only the beginning. We are expanding rapidly and making new industry contacts on a daily basis. We are constantly reminded of how rewarding the long hours and hard work are, especially when we make special connections with local residents. While delivering in San Jose recently, we met a gentleman that was so excited to receive the flowers. He told us that he used to be a gardener so we gave him some extra special flowers to put in his hat for the day. Encounters like this warm our hearts and keep us hungry to deliver more!