Many senior living facilities across the nation are on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to prevent the spread of the illness among vulnerable elderly patients. As a result, some seniors living in these communities may go without visitors for a while.
But Braxton Chadwick, a senior at King’s Ridge Christian School, is determined to make the days of local seniors a little brighter through a new campaign called “Bloom to a Room.”
With the help of his grandfather, who operates a greenhouse, Braxton is now raising funds to purchase seasonal flowers for seniors living in isolation. Braxton, with the help of his little brother Talyn, then delivers the flowers to local senior living communities.
Braxton Chadwick is a senior at King's Ridge Christian School and the founder of the "Bloom to a Room" campaign. (Courtesy of Braxton Chadwick)
Braxton Chadwick's goal is to deliver 2,500 flowers to senior living communities in the month of April. (Courtesy of Braxton Chadwick)
Sally and Ray, residents of the Mansions of Alpharetta, receive their delivery from the Bloom to a Room campaign. (Courtesy of Braxton Chadwick)
His goal is to send 2,500 flowers to senior living communities during the month of April.
On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Braxton told host Rose Scott more about the inspiration behind the new initiative and where he hopes to see “Bloom to a Room” go from here.
Braxton Chadwick, senior at King’s Ridge Christian School and the founder of the “Bloom to a Room” campaign
To listen to the full conversation, you can use the audio player above.