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For Immediate Release

ProFlowers to Contribute $10 to Easter Seals for Gift Purchases During 2012 Holiday Season

Funds raised will impact Easter Seals services for children with autism and other disabilities in communities nationwide

Chicago, November 6, 2012

Media Contact:
Kristen Barnfield

Jeff DeBo, ProFlowers.com

This holiday season, why not give a gift that makes a difference in the life of a young child in your community?   Beginning today, ProFlowers will make a $10 contribution to Easter Seals for every purchase at www.easterseals.com/flowers to support Easter Seals services for young children with autism and other disabilities.  A wide variety of merchandise is available through the promotion including holiday florals and seasonal treats.

“During this season of giving, ProFlowers.com and our parent company, Provide Commerce, are privileged to partner with Easter Seals to support the important work it is doing to help young children and their families across the country,” says Provide Commerce Affiliate Marketing Manager Jeff DeBo. 

The promotion will continue throughout 2012 to impact Easter Seals’ Make the First Five Count initiative, designed to provide critical early intervention services to young children from birth to age five at risk of autism, developmental delays or other disabilities so they can start school on par with their peers, assuring the foundation they need for a lifetime of learning.  

As the nation’s leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs, Easter Seals knows that getting the right services at the earliest stage in life helps a child gain the skills he or she needs to be successful. 

“Every year, we as a nation fail to identify 1.5 million children under the age of five with autism, developmental delays or other disabilities” says James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Easter Seals. “Easter Seals is working to change that!  Our new partnership with ProFlowers promises to generate valuable support to assure these children are identified and provided the early intervention services they need through our Make the First Five Count initiative.”

To order a holiday floral or other seasonal gifts for which ProFlowers will contribute $10 to Easter Seals, visit www.easterseals.com/flowers.  To learn more about Easter Seals’ commitment to families living with disabilities or to find an Easter Seals near you, visit www.easterseals.com

About Easter Seals

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, Easter Seals has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com.

About ProFlowers®

ProFlowers, a Provide Commerce brand, launched its marketplace in 1998 to sell and deliver fresh cut flowers for everyday and special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays and anniversary events, through its website, www.ProFlowers.com. The company’s platform combines an online storefront, proprietary supply chain management technology and established supplier relationships to create a market platform that bypasses traditional floral supply chains of wholesalers, distributors and retailers.

About Provide Commerce®

Provide Commerce is a leading online provider of high quality gifts backed by superior customer service. The Provide Commerce family of brands offers fresh flowers, fruit and sweets from ProFlowers®, www.ProFlowers.com, Cherry Moon Farms®,www.CherryMoonFarms.com, Secret Spoon®, www.SecretSpoon.com and Shari’s Berries™, www.Berries.com. Most recently, Provide Commerce added RedEnvelope®,www.RedEnvelope.com, the place for unique and customizable gifts, to its family of brands.

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