By: Bill Silverfarb
The Daily Journal

The gift of flowers is a timeless gesture and its done randomly by a local nonprofit with kindness in mind.

Earlier this month, Menlo Park-based Random Acts of Flowers reached a major milestone, receiving its 100,000th vase donation, which will be recycled, filled with flowers and then given to an individual randomly at a hospital or senior care facility.

Recent vase drives at all four of its locations in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tampa, Florida, Menlo Park and Chicago led to the milestone.

Each donated vase is cleaned, filled with recycled and repurposed flowers donated by a host or florists and then made into a bouquet for delivery.

It takes a team of volunteers and a small dedicated staff to make it all work, said Executive Director Camille Kennedy.