Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is Flowers of Comfort different than other Bay Area charities?
We are a small South Bay Area charity that has no paid administrators, no rents or overhead. We operate strictly with unpaid volunteers and donated goods out of Flower of Comfort's coordinator's garage. Any monetary donations are strictly used to purchase tools, equipment, floral supplies to allow us to bring flowers to those needing encouragement and cheer.
Q: How many people do you impact with your charitable work?
We average 50-80 floral arrangements delivered weekly. Each and every week, 35 arrangements go to Hospice of the Valley, an affiliate of Sutter Health, for distribution to their hospice clients. The remainder of the arrangements go to residential care homes, nursing facilities, memory care units and a veterans housing facility on a rolling basis.
Between April 2018 and March 2020, Flowers of Comfort has offered hope and encouragement, through our flowers, to 7,286 people
Q: If I want to donate vases but live out of the area, how could I do that?
Dollar Tree is the best place to purchase vases for Flowers of Comfort, & at $1, they are the best bargain around. Dollar Tree carries 3 styles of 7" vases that work best for us: Cylinder, Mario & Jardin. They can be shipped to us directly or to a store close by 95148 zipcode, where we could pick them up.
Q: What percentage of your donations are used for administrative costs??
Zero. 100% of all donations are used for Flowers of Comfort. We have no rents, utilities or salaries. All donations are used to help us accomplish our mission.