A Macon florist selling sunflowers to raise money for children in Ukraine

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If you want to buy a sunflower to help Ukraine, you can place an order on the stores site, or you can go down to the store and get yourself one!

MACON, Ga. – You can never go wrong buying someone flowers. What if you could buy them knowing the money was going to a good cause?

A Macon florist is using the beauty of her bouquets to raise money for children in Ukraine.

“We sell sunflowers for $5,” Jon Mayer said.

$5…that’s all it takes to make a difference.

Mayer is the owner of Lawrence Mayer Florist, he says, although sunflowers are beautiful, that’s not why they chose that specific flower to sell.

“The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine,” Mayer said.

Mayer says when he heard about what was happening in Ukraine he had to do something to help immediately. So they came up with this idea and let the power of social media take its course.

“100% of the $5 goes to Save the Children, or UNICEF, and we, florist Lawrence Mayer, pump in another $5. So for each one, it’s really $10,” Mayer said.

Mayer says that since the post, sunflowers have been in high demand.

“Right now we’re a bit low, we have another order coming in. I think we probably don’t have more than 20 or 30, but we’ve sold 187 so far,” Mayer said. .

Which means $1,870 has been donated so far.

“It shows a real spirit of compassion in some people,” Mayer said.

Mayer says that’s exactly what they wanted and they don’t plan to stop fundraising anytime soon.

“We’re just gonna do what we can, you know? We’re just gonna do it as long as people keep responding. We’re giving half the money and we’re gonna keep doing it for as long as people are willing to give it up. do,” Mayer said.

And he encourages every florist to do the same.

Just to break down the difference every dollar makes…Save the Children shows that $100 could help provide a month’s worth of food for a Ukrainian family in crisis.

The floral shop is located at 608 Mulberry Street.

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