The mission of rEvent, a nonprofit sustainable events service, is to minimize waste and maximize local reuse by repurposing post-party throwaway flowers & décor to the donor's elect charity. Gifted blooms are rearranged individual “bedside bouquets" with a carefully curated, personalized touch, then hand delivered to children’s hospitals, seniors, victims of domestic violence, and veterans. Strategizing reuse over disposal, nonperishable décor such as table linens, vases and votives are repurposed to sewing classes, arts programs, and affordable housing initiatives. rEvent's free sustainable program serves as an advocate and resource for creating socially responsible celebrations to benefit the community and the environment through sharing access to event excess.
By strategizing reuse over disposal, our Sustainable Event Solutions provides a FREE pick up & delivery service for event planners and hosts which repurposes reusable event materials, such as flowers and table linens, to the charitable organization of the donor’s choice from our local list of receiving partners. Our free service extends the lifecycle of gently used, otherwise disposed of event goods that can serve a second use to greatly positively impact people in need within the community.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we operate exclusively for charitable purposes; therefore, all in-kind donations made to rEvent are tax-deductible! To make a monetary donation please click here. To donate reusable goods from your event, please schedule a pickup here.
"WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL OF THESE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS?"
rEvent provides a simple sustainable solution to the age-old predicament presented to every event host & hostess, party planner, and father of the bride as we REDEFINE THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER PARTY with our free service. Learn more here.
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Our free pick up & delivery service is available to anyone willing to donate reusable event goods, such as flowers and table linens, by simply scheduling an on site collection of your items directly from your event venue. Donors include, but are not limited to: wedding planners, event coordinators, host & hostesses, brides & grooms, venues, florists, grocery stores, hotels, etc. If you would like to donate your reusable event materials, we would love to repurpose & redistribute locally on your behalf!
After pickup, we give your flowers a fresh cut and rearrange into mini #BedsideBouquets. We curate every Bedside Bouquet as a unique individual gift, each carefully arranged and accompanied with a greeting tag, complete with a hand tied ribbon. We hand deliver the repurposed flower Bedside Bouquets to the charitable organization of your choice from our local list of receiving partners. Any flowers that are unfit for reuse are locally composted, returning nutrients to the soil instead of a landfill. Additionally, all nonperishable donated items such as table linens, votives, and custom carpeting are redistributed for efficient reuse within the community to affordable housing initiatives, sewing classes, and arts programs.
OUR CUSTOM BEDSIDE BOUQUET TAGS
We provide custom table tent cards upon request to accompany your flower arrangements during your event, informing guests of your donation recipient.
To further connect donors with their charitable givings, we are able to provide custom Bedside Bouquet tags to enclose a personalized message as well as include donor recognition. Please see our free service details here, additional examples of custom Bedside Bouquet tags can be found here.
OUR CUSTOM TABLE CARDS
WHERE WE PICK UP
DIRECTLY FROM YOUR VENUE FOLLOWING YOUR EVENT:
• Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners
• Corporate & Political Events
• Charity Galas & Benefits
• Arts & Cultural Events
• Premiers & Openings
• Cocktail Receptions
• Memorial Services
WHAT WE PICK UP
ALL EVENT MATERIALS THAT CAN BE REPURPOSED & REUSED:
• Vases & Votives
• Table Linens
• Custom Carpeting
• Wall Paneling
• Reusable Décor Items
TO WHOM WE DELIVER
TO A CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE FROM OUR LOCAL RECEIVING PARTNERS LIST INCLUDING:
• Hospital Patients
• Veterans Services
• Seniors in Assisted Living
• Domestic Violence Victims
• Homeless Shelters
• Affordable Housing Initiatives
• Educational & Arts Programs
NO EVENT IS TOO SMALL!
SARAH BELLA SLAGSVOL
President & Founder
Sarah Bella Slagsvol spent the early years of her event career working in New York City as the Special Events Manager for ELLE Magazine following her first red carpet role at Tribeca Film Festival. Through coordinating events of all shapes and sizes across the country - from celebrating Hollywood starlets in Los Angeles, to honoring Congresswomen in Washington, DC - Sarah Bella recognized a void within the Event Industry for accessible resources to minimize event waste and maximize reuse locally. The potential for improvement within the industry inspired her decision to transition from corporate event planning into the nonprofit world. An organic evolution of her enthusiasm for the perfect celebration, combined with a keen interest in environmental sustainability instilled by her upbringing in the Carolina countryside, the concept of rEvent was born.
Proudly the first of its kind leading the way in #EventSustainability solutions, Sarah Bella returned to her home state of South Carolina to launch rEvent in January 2016. The mission of this Charleston-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit is to extend the beauty of events by providing the Event Industry with a free pickup & delivery service to repurpose reusable event goods, creating more #SociallyResponsibleCelebrations™. rEvent is dedicated to reinventing the way we approach events by converting waste into value for the community. What better place to begin than one of the top wedding destinations in the country with a year-round endless supply of exquisite event flowers which have the potential to positively impact countless people, even if they are not on the guest list.
To give your flowers a second act or to learn more about how rEvent is redefining the new 'happily ever after party,' please feel free to contact Sarah Bella directly, anytime!
With the South's most elegant city as our backdrop, rEvent headquarters is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district. It is our mission to merge refined tradition with sustainable environmentally friendly practices within the flourishing local Event Industry. Throughout the last decade, Charleston has established itself as a top tier wedding location, world-class tourism destination, culinary top pick, and year-round event mecca. Voted #1 'Best U.S. City' by Condé Nast Traveler for the past 4 years, and #1 'Best City In North America' by Travel + Leisure for the past 3, locals also agree that there is something special going on here as the Holy City recently ranked #19 ‘Best Place to Live’ by U.S. News, and #2 'Best Business Climate in the Country.' It is our mission to add yet one more accolade to this growing list by setting new event sustainability standards for #SociallyResponsibleCelebrations™. With each repurposed donation, volunteer dedication, and the generous support of people like you, we aspire to make Charleston the 'Best U.S. City'...with the '#1 Greenest Event Industry,' as we put a fresh spin on "Sustainable Southern Hospitality.™"
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sarah Bella Slagsvol, Chairman
Elizabeth Law Slagsvol, Vice Chairman
Caroline Long, Secretary
Christina Middleton, Treasurer
If you are interested in volunteering within the Charleston area, we would love to hear from you! Please complete our online volunteer sign up form to learn more about how you can help get involved.
Thank you for your interest!