Afloat founder Sarah-Allen Preston has always been a celebrator of relationships. As a professional event planner, she knew how important it is to celebrate your tribe and have fun doing it, too. But what happens when life takes crazy turns and often what is left by the wayside is the time spent celebrating and supporting the people you love?
afloat was created after two deeply personal experiences – a son’s open-heart surgery and divorce – left Sarah-Allen wanting to show gratitude and thanks to her community but not having the time to do it. She realized that there was no solution that existed to help her support those going through hard times like she did AND celebrate the happy ones, too.
So, she created it. And gifting became afloat’s love language.
afloat is a gifting marketplace created to celebrate the people and businesses you love with the ease and convenience you crave. It’s a place where people can go to show someone you care, and it makes you feel good. At your fingertips, you can give gifts, support local businesses, and reinforce relationships. Better yet, afloat uses technology to make these things easy and enjoyable, and then everyone reaps the real-life reward of doing good and feeling good.
afloat is a space to celebrate the most important and valuable part of life — relationships and connection — in a joyful and fun way. We’re on a mission to become the happiest space in the digital world, by connecting to the relationships that exist in real life.