Cerini & Associates LLP created the Long Island Imagine Awards to showcase the nonprofit sector’s work and provide opportunities for deeper collaboration within the sector. More than 165 applications were submitted for consideration in five categories, including Social Impact, Leadership, Arts & Culture, Innovation, and Rising Star. Smile Farms was selected as one of eight semi-finalists in the Rising Star category.
“We are honored to be a semi-finalist in the 7th Annual Imagine Awards and proud to be part of an extraordinary group of dedicated nonprofits working together to strengthen communities, said Jennifer Carpenter-Low, Vice President, Smile Farms.” “Smile Farms provides employment to people with developmental disabilities in agricultural settings – one job at a time.”
The Rising Star Award recognizes nonprofits for outstanding innovation, impact, and achievements in meeting its mission. Imagine Award winners will be announced at the awards gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Each year, Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) selects a worthy non-profit to benefit from its Annual Chips for Charity Holiday Party. Smile Farms was honored to be chosen as their 2018 recipient, along with Children of Bellevue. Earlier this year, ARE partnered with Smile Farms and the Center for Family Support to employee 2 individuals with developmental disabilities at the Riverpark Farm in New York, NY. We are so grateful to ARE for their ongoing support and generosity this holiday season.
At 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., we’re in the business of delivering smiles – in fact, it’s the mission of our company. We believe that an integral part of how we accomplish this mission is by giving back to the communities we serve.
Our company’s signature philanthropic partner is Smile Farms, a national non-profit organization providing meaningful employment in agricultural settings to adults with developmental disabilities. The organization serves hundreds of adults and children with developmental disabilities across seven campuses – and counting. You can learn more about this wonderful organization here.
This holiday season, for the first time ever, we’ve launched a special holiday gift collection benefiting Smile Farms. The collection features a curated selection of items from across our family of brands. For each gift purchased from the collection now through December 24, our company will donate 20% of the Net Proceeds from each item to Smile Farms.
As you check off items on your gift list in the days ahead, we hope you’ll consider helping us share smiles by shopping from this special collection. Together, we can assist in providing employment to adults with developmental disabilities and contribute to a sense of belonging – one job at a time.
CEO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
CREATING SMILES, ONE JOB AT A TIME