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The Simple Sunflower

Aid The Simple Sunflower in Achieving Nonprofit Status

Support the regifting of fresh flowers from weddings and events to patients at local hospitals.

Posted August 6, 2021

Background & Context

Like our name, our mission at The Simple Sunflower is uncomplicated: spread joy while improving health. We are a volunteer-run community organization that regifts fresh flowers from local weddings to patients at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Since our beginning in 2019 by former VCU medical student Eleanor Love, our organization has donated over 700 bouquets to individual patients in the hospital and amassed hundreds of volunteers. We create small bouquets using beautiful fresh flowers that would normally be discarded after a wedding, thus contributing to a more sustainable community. Included with each bouquet is a handwritten notecard. Beyond lifting spirits, our bouquets have the potential to improve health outcomes by reducing pain and stress during a patient’s stay in the hospital.

We are hoping to expand and become a nonprofit, to encourage tax-deductible charitable contributions, as well as enable ease of access to necessary supplies.

Work & Deliverables

Review bylaws, paying particular attention to indemnification section.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Schedule a background zoom conference with some or all members (4) of the officer team

Collaboration Phase

  • Advise on risks to our organization
  • Review Bylaws

Wrap Up

  • Revise bylaws according to attorney changes

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Virginia
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
The Simple Sunflower

Like our name, our mission at The Simple Sunflower is uncomplicated: spread joy while improving health. We are a volunteer-run community organization that regifts fresh flowers from local weddings to patients at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Since our beginning in 2019 by former VCU medical student Eleanor Love, our organization has donated over 700 bouquets to individual patients in the hospital and amassed hundreds of volunteers. We create small bouquets using beautiful fresh flowers that would normally be discarded after a wedding, thus contributing to a more sustainable community. Included with each bouquet is a handwritten notecard. Beyond lifting spirits, our bouquets have the potential to improve health outcomes by reducing pain and stress during a patient’s stay in the hospital.

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