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From a senior in high school to senior citizens, free flowers arrive

Braxton Chadwick hopes to deliver 2,500 sets of flowers to senior facilities around metro Atlanta.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — With the school year now over, it's left students of all ages with way more time on their hands.

One Alpharetta student is using his time to help.

Braxton Chadwick is a senior at King’s Ridge Christian School. Next fall, he’ll head to Savannah State. And right now?

“I have nothing but time on my hands," he told 11Alive's Matt Pearl, "so why not provide a little joy?”

He thought about two other seniors: his grandmother in an assisted living facility, and his grandfather, who runs a greenhouse in Acworth with a month’s worth of canceled flower deliveries.

“It’s thousands, thousands of flowers," Braxton said.  They were all set to go somewhere, a certain function, and now they’re all just sitting … looking good for no one right now. I was like, ‘Hey, do you mind if I get them from you and do what I want with them?’ And he said, ‘Go for it.’”

Braxton started Bloom to a Room. People can donate a flower. Braxton will drop them off outside nursing homes and facilities around the area. The first one? His grandmother’s community in Alpharetta.

“We gave one for every room,” he said. “One of the ladies who works at the front desk, she said this is great, because she got to give everyone their meal that night, and add a little something to it with the flower.”

Braxton's goal? He wants to deliver 2,500 flowers to senior citizens around the region.

“I know how much they really appreciate acts of kindness," he said. “And this is a way to say, ‘Hey, we’re not forgetting about you. We’re just outside.’”


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