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Curbside Chronicle Vendors Offer Flowers For Valentine's Day

Curbside Chronicle

This Valentine’s Day you can buy flowers for your special someone and help fight homelessness.

For the fifth year, Curbside Chronicle vendors who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness are selling and creating flower arrangements.

Director Ranya Forgotson says they learn job skills like teamwork, communication, following instruction, time management and social skills, but they also build self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment.

“The fact of knowing that you are creating this beautiful arrangement that’s going to be sent off and be in someone’s home as a symbol of love, that’s incredibly rewarding for our vendors. And, there’s a lot of pride in each bouquet that they make,” Forgotson said.

The arrangements which come in small, medium and large sizes as well as roses by the dozens can be pre-ordered through Tuesday online at CurbsideFlowers.org.

They can then be picked up Thursday, Friday or Saturday at booths inside DNA Galleries in the Plaza District, Leadership Square in Downtown Oklahoma City and Citizens Bank in Downtown Edmond.

At the end of this month, the Curbside Chronicle is planning to announce the location of a permanent brick-and-mortar flower shop to open later this spring.

Michael Cross is the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.
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