Where to even begin. The past year has been extremely tough. Take away the financial stress, the pandemic anxiety, and the overall just heightened tensions and a lot of people are without loved ones during all of that. I know first hand. My grandma is in an assisted living facility and I haven’t seen her in over a year. Over a year! That means that there are people who haven’t seen their parents, their loved ones face-to-face for over a year. It may be hard for us, but can you imagine how hard it is on the elderly? Breaks my heart to even think about it.
That’s why when I saw that a small business owner here in Charlotte, North Carolina has found a way to lift the spirits of nursing home residents – I was all in! Tiffany Donovan is the owner of “Confetti Castle” and she recently decided that it was time to give back with her new “Adopt a Grandparent” program.
For $25, people can have a bouquet of balloons delivered to a local nursing home to “send them a smile.” Donovan’s business is all about delivering happiness through event styling and her new offering fits right in. People seem to be loving it, she’s received orders for more than 400 “adoptions” in the first three days. The price is at-cost and just covers supplies, so she isn’t making money off this. She actually just wants to remind nursing home residents that they are loved, even if they can’t come see them in person.