Part of what makes Claire Rathbun Floral a little bit different from other event florists in Dallas, Texas is the fact that I donate 10% of profits to helping the homeless students of the Dallas Independent School District. I want to use this blog piece to share with you how this came to be.
About three or four years ago, I read an article in the Dallas Morning News about the catastrophic number of homeless students that attend DISD schools. Almost all of the high schools in this district hosted a weekly “Drop-In Center” for these students, during which the kids could get support such as bus passes, listen to speakers, or just hang out with their friends. The job I had at the time was very flexible, and the Reader’s Digest version of the story is that I coordinated special breakfasts to be donated to the weekly drop-in center at a high school near my house. Generous folks in the community could sign up to donate and bring breakfast on Friday mornings. I was lucky enough that I could join the kids on Friday mornings for breakfast, and it was so great to get to know them!
Fast forward a year or so. I no longer worked at the flexible job, so I was no longer able to hang out for breakfast, but was still able to coordinate the food donations. In October of 2019, a tornado wiped out this particular high school, and these kids started attending classes at a temporary school that, quite frankly, isn’t really all that close to the old school. Then Covid happened.
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