AARP: She Gives Donated Flowers a New Life
Updated: May 28, 2021
October 31, 2013
Heather Lawson was admiring the gorgeous floral arrangements on a reality-TV show about weddings when it hit her: After the big event, the flowers would be going into the trash.
As she pondered that thought, Lawson, a lawyer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., had an epiphany: recycle the flowers into mini-bouquets and arrangements to give to people who would enjoy them in hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.
And so the charity Petal Share ("Share Your Petals ... Share Your Joy") was born. Lawson, 41, says she knew she was onto something when...
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