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Special Way You Can Help Our Hospitalized Veterans This Sunday, December 8! Please Read and Share with Friends

Original post made by Carrie Manley on Dec 6, 2013

Hi All!
If you are looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit--by helping our hospitalized veterans--here's your opportunity!
This Sunday morning, Dec. 8, volunteers of all ages, are invited to help make and/or deliver holiday bouquets and cards for our veterans at the Palo Alto VA Hospital.

Location: Nature's Alley, the florist shop in Midtown Shopping Center, 2675 Middlefield Avenue, starting at 9am.

Then, at 1pm, teams of volunteers will make deliveries to the Spinal Cord Injury unit and the Hospice at the VA Hospital.

You can also help by dropping off some home-baked or store-bought cookies on Sunday morning at Nature's Alley.

For more information or to volunteer, please call Karen at Nature's Alley (650) 326-3632.

Last year, Karen and her amazing team of caring community volunteers, made more than 120 arrangements! This is Karen's third year to host this free event--so here is a big bouquet of THANKS to Karen and all her elves... for once again making the holidays brighter and more beautiful for our hospitalized veterans. Thank you, Karen--and see you this Sunday!

Comments

Posted by anne, a resident of Green Acres
on Dec 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Can you please provide a little more direction -- do we bring blank cards and there will be specific people, or do we go there and write cards to specific people, or do we bring our own cards that we address without being specific?


Posted by Carrie Manley, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Hi Anne,
If it is convenient for you to bring some blank cards with you, you are welcome to do so. We will also have blank card paper and markers available to make some hand-made cards.

We will try to have a list of names available in the morning at Nature's Alley, so that we can personalize the cards.

Last year, one of my personal highlights was when a young toddler and her family volunteered--the little one drew a circle, and then added some lines... and when it was all done, it was clearly a person, her first ever, according to her amazed mom!

Anne, thanks for the good questions--and if you think of any others, don't ckr4hesitate!!