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Menlo Park: Random Acts of Flowers wilts under costly rent

Original post made on Feb 1, 2018

After about two years of operations in Menlo Park, Random Acts of Flowers, a nonprofit that uses volunteers to recycle, rearrange and distribute flower bouquets to the sick and elderly, has announced plans to shutter at the end of March.

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Posted by Barbara
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Feb 1, 2018 at 1:03 pm

So sad to hear about the closing of Random Acts of Flowers.
I have donated many vases. Every time I would go and drop off the vases it made me so happy to see all the volunteers pouring Love into the arrangements being made.
I wish you all success in wherever your next endeavor takes you !!!

Warm Wishes,
Barbara McCormick

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Posted by Elizabeth Ouren
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Feb 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm

So sorry to hear this! Thank you Random Acts of Flowers for all your years of great work and brightening people's lives. We did vase collections at Hillview Middle School and the students were very inspired by your work.

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Posted by Amy
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Feb 2, 2018 at 3:25 am

So sad to hear this. I’m a nurse at Stanford Hospital. Flowers from Random Acts of Flowers meant so much to our patients and really brightened their days. We will miss them. Thank you RAOF for all the flowers you’ve given to our patients!

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Posted by Cayo
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm

I'm sad to see Random Acts of Flowers go, what a wonderful organization! On a darker note, how many people have had to leave the area who have been here for generations, because they can't afford to live here anymore? Where is our affordable housing element? Are we well on our way to segregation my income....again?

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Feb 4, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

Perhaps some computer whiz could develop an Ap connecting a "cottage industry" of would be florists to other elements of the endeavor.

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Posted by Angela Hey
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Feb 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm is a new website like an Airbnb for nonprofits - it's only just started - but maybe there's space there.

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