ProFlowers Helps Customers Give Back This Mother's Day

Exclusive Video Clip Also Gives Customers Fresh Flower Arranging Tips

May 05, 2008, 01:00 ET from ProFlowers

    SAN DIEGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In a perfect world, Mother's Day would
 last well beyond its calendar-designated second Sunday in May. This year,
 ProFlowers(R), the online fresh flower marketplace, encourages customers to
 get more out of the holiday by sending a guaranteed-to-last ProFlowers
 arrangement, which contains fresher, longer lasting flowers. Also, by
 sending one of ProFlowers' arrangements, you can send a gift that keeps on
 giving -- what better way to extend your appreciation for mom?
     Moms are always giving: to their families, to their community and to
 their jobs. This Mother's Day, the pros at ProFlowers help you give back to
 all the moms in your life with stylish bouquets, all fresh from the field.
 Not only can you give back to mom, ProFlowers makes it easy to give back to
 a few well-known charities as well.
     "On Mother's Day, people aren't just sending flowers to their mom,
 they're also sending to wives, daughters, stepmothers, grandmothers,
 soon-to-be-mothers and even friends," says Eriko Ono, ProFlowers design
 expert. "That's why we offer so many different designs for you to give back
 to all the moms in your life and let them know much you love and respect
 them. To further celebrate the unique ways mom gives back, customers can
 visit any of the links below and a portion of each order will go to that
     In addition to ProFlowers' vast selection of fresh cut flowers, vase
 options and ways to give back to mom and community, they are also
 delivering simple arranging tips so that just about anyone can add a
 personal touch to their spring bouquet. From creative arranging tips for
 making flowers last 7 days or longer to stylish design techniques, the pros
 at ProFlowers have created a short video clip available for download and
 sharing at
     ProFlowers supports more than 200 charities in flowers and cash
 donations throughout the year. Some of the organizations that you can
 support -- along with mom -- this year this Mother's Day include:
     Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)
     ProFlowers has been committed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure since 2001
 and has raised almost half a million dollars for the organization by
 donating 10 percent of the retail price from each product in its Pink
 Ribbon Collection, which can be found at
 Available year around and with products starting at $29.99, the collection
 includes more than a dozen ways to "Help Hope Bloom". Each gift arrives
 with awareness-building information. ProFlowers also donates more than
 $150,000 in pink flowers and cash donations for Race for the Cure events
 and survivor luncheons across the country. And for three years running, the
 ProFlowers Pink Parade has been the top corporate fundraising team for the
 San Diego Race for the Cure.
     National Multiple Sclerosis Society
     Each year since 2002, Team ProFlowers participates in Walk MS to help
 find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The company matches each dollar the
 team raises and supports the team with sample sales, dollar wars and
 sponsorship of the event. Another way that ProFlowers supports the National
 Multiple Sclerosis Society is through
 From here you can access ProFlowers' entire collection of fresh flowers and
 sweets. Even better -- $10 of each purchase will go directly to the pacific
 chapter at no additional cost to you.
     March of Dimes
     This year, ProFlowers is not only helping customers give back to the
 moms in their life, they are helping make sure all babies get a healthy
 start through a partnership with March of Dimes. From now through Mother's
 Day, ProFlowers will donate $10 from every order placed through So when you send mom flowers, you
 are sending love to many other moms (and babies) as well.
     To see the entire Mother's Day Collection, visit
     All of these products and many more are available at or by calling toll-free 1-800-PROFLOWERS
     *Prices do not include shipping, handling, applicable surcharges and
 may be subject to change. Products may be subject to availability.
     NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information about ProFlowers' complete 2008
 Mother's Day Collection of fresh flowers and plants, as well as
 high-resolution images, please contact Bratskeir & Company at 212-679-2233.
     About ProFlowers(R)
     ProFlowers(R) is run by Provide Commerce, Inc., which operates an
 e-commerce marketplace of websites for perishable goods that offers fresh,
 high-quality products direct from the supplier to the customer at
 competitive prices. The company's platform combines an online storefront,
 proprietary supply chain management technology and established supplier
 relationships to create a market platform that bypasses traditional supply
 chains of wholesalers, distributors and retailers.
     Provide Commerce(R) launched its marketplace in 1998 to sell and
 deliver fresh cut flowers for everyday and special occasions such as
 Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, birthday and anniversary events,
 through its ProFlowers(R) brand and website,
 Provide Commerce also offers fresh fruit and sweets direct from the
 supplier to its customers at Cherry Moon Farms(R),, Secret Spoon(SM), and Shari's Berries,

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