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Midsummer comes early for RAF Chicago through Joffrey Ballet Partnership

Just before the end of a long, frigid, lake-effect winter, Random Acts of Flowers Chicago had the opportunity to feel the warmth of summer through a very special partnership with the Joffrey Ballet. For opening night of the company's season opener (and North American premiere) Midsummer Night's Dream, Random Acts of Flowers took center stage for just [...]

May 11th, 2018|Blog|

The ONE Thing this Spring to Instantly Boost Your Mood (Well+Good, 4.12.18)

If there’s ever a season punctuated by flora, it’s spring. In-bloom flowers awaken in every garden and at every grocery store. TBH, just simply looking at them functions as therapy, which is something that’s not lost on sisters Christine and Caroline Strzalka, who want to make stems an everyday part of life. This year, the [...]

April 12th, 2018|Newsroom|

Founder and CEO Larsen Jay at University of Tennessee’s TEDx

Our Founder and CEO Larsen Jay recently spoke at TEDx UTK on The Healing Power of Flowers. He shared his personal experience (which led to the founding of RAF) and testimonials from recipients that truly show the difference that flowers can make in the healing process.

March 7th, 2018|Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Coolbot keeps RAF Silicon Valley Flowers Ready for Delivery

"The trick to keeping flowers fresh and beautiful is keeping them cool. Proper temperature control is even more important when flowers are recycled. And it can be a major challenge, particularly in the summer, where temperatures in Silicon Valley average in the 80s. 'Our workshop isn’t well ventilated,' Fairclough says. 'There aren’t any windows. During [...]

February 19th, 2018|Newsroom|

Honoring Cindy McConkey Cox

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news of the passing of Cindy McConkey Cox, our Chief Operating & Marketing Officer for Random Acts of Flowers.  After a heroic four-year battle with cancer, Cindy died early this morning with her family by her side. I cannot begin to express how devastated [...]

January 25th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” - Helen Keller Knoxville grower John Benzinger has been cultivating the local soil for more than fifty years. In that time, he ran a tobacco farm and a dairy farm followed by a sunflower nursery. He got into [...]

December 21st, 2017|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

10 Fun Flower Facts for National Poinsettia Day

10 Fun Flower Facts for National Poinsettia Day The poinsettia's association with Christmas comes from a Mexican legend. The story goes that a child, with no means for a gift, gathered humble weeds from the side of the road to place at the church alter on Christmas Eve. As the congregation watched, the weeds turned [...]

December 12th, 2017|Blog|

Once the Flowers Arrive, the Real Magic Begins. (The Flyer Group, 11.10.2017)

Once the Flowers Arrive, the Real Magic Begins (The Flyer Group, 11.10.2017) by Sara Nahrwold In just one year, Random Acts of Flowers Indianapolis has delivered more than 17,000 flower arrangements to the area’s most vulnerable residents in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice facilities. The organization already has its eyes on year number two. “It’s [...]

November 13th, 2017|Newsroom|

Indianapolis Colts’ Jabaal Sheard Delivers Flowers To Breast Cancer Patients (Colts.com, 10.25.17)

Indianapolis Colts' Jabaal Sheard Delivers Flowers To Breast Cancer Patients (Colts.com, 10.25.17) Tuesday was a day off for Colts linebacker Jabaal Sheard – his only day off of the week. He could have spent it any way he wanted to. But what he wanted to do was spread happiness. “I know it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month [...]

October 27th, 2017|Newsroom|

‘Voice’ Winner Makes Special Flower Delivery to Cancer Patient (Inside Edition, 10.19.17)

 

October 19th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|