GENERAL FAQs

  1. What's your Non-Profit status?

    • Franzie's Flower Friends is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible according to IRS regulations (Tax ID#). Consult your tax professional for further information.​

  2. If you don’t charge for the service, how are your operations funded?

    • We rely on donations from generous donors in the community, corporate sponsorships, grants/foundation support and through special event fundraisers.

  3. How do you select who receives the flowers?

    • We don’t. We rely on our community to engage and support those who are in need by communicating with us.

  4. I know someone in a healthcare facility, can I send flowers through FFF?

    • Unfortunately, no. We do not individualize our charitable services, but rather work with health care professionals to determine the floral recipients. To learn more, click here.

FINANCIAL FAQs

  1. How can I donate?

  2. Where does my financial donation go?

    • All financial donations are used to support operations fulfilling the charitable mission. For more information, visit our Reporting page.

VOLUNTEERING FAQs

  1. How important are volunteers?

    • We would not be able to provide beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness throughout our community if it wasn't for volunteers. Volunteers utilize and recycle donated flowers from special events, memorial services, grocery stores and wholesalers to turn what would otherwise be waste into something fresh and meaningful! When you volunteer with us, expect to have fun, meet new people, be creative, and bring smiles to our community!

  2. How do I become a volunteer?

    • The process is quick and easy! Training is provided on site, and there is an array of volunteer opportunities perfect for individuals, groups, and families! Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

FLORAL & VASE DRIVE FAQs

  1. What do you do with my wedding/event flowers?

    • The flowers are repurposed for local healthcare patients. Volunteers disassemble arrangements and use the flowers to create new bouquets, which are then hand-delivered to a person in a healthcare facility. 

  2. How does the process work?

    • To learn more about our hours and process of receiving flowers click here.​

  3. How much notice do you need?

    • In order to schedule your donation, please coordinate with us at least two weeks before your event by submitting your donation here.

  4. Is my donation tax-deductible?

    • Yes. Following the event, we will issue a donation acknowledgement letter that will provide the date of donation and our tax ID number for your records. We cannot place a value on the in-kind donation, so please contact your tax preparer for assistance.

  5. Why do you need vases and what do you do with them?

    • Vases are at the heart of our mission and allows us to repurpose our flowers.

  6. What is a vase drive?

    • Vase drives are a fun way for
      businesses or groups to volunteer and give back to the community, helping stock FFF’s shelves with vases for
      bouquet deliveries. To learn more click here.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FAQs

  1. How do members of the media get information and/or setup interviews?

    • If you’re a member of the media, and you would like more information about us, visit our Newsroom. To set up an interview, email our Director of Community Relations, Sara Montelongo Oyervidez.

  2. Can I schedule someone to speak at my event?

    • To have President & CEO Franceska McCaughan speak at your next event, email our Director of Community Relations, Sara Montelongo Oyervidez.

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1913 Dunlavy

Houston, TX 77006