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Random Acts brightens day for seniors (WBIR, Knoxville, 12.23.16)

Random Acts brightens day for seniors Volunteers with Random Acts of Flowers delivered hundreds of poinsettias to people in the Knoxville area on Friday. They stopped at four hospitals and three senior centers, delivering 600 poinsettias in all. The tropicals were donated by greenhouses in the area as well as members of the community. Among [...]

January 3rd, 2017|Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Echievement Award for RAF Founder and CEO, Larsen Jay (eTown, Boulder, 12.20.16)

Echievement Award for RAF Founder and CEO, Larsen Jay Every so often, we like to reach out to a past [echievement] award winner, to see what they've been up to...Well, lucky us, Larsen happens to be passing through eTown and he joins us now to tell us how things have evolved - HEAR THE FULL [...]

December 21st, 2016|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Rescued flowers brighten days for Indianapolis patients (WTHR, Indianapolis, 12.20.16)

Rescued flowers brighten days for Indianapolis patients Most people love a surprise, at least one that makes you smile or feel better. But it's just as fun when you're the one making someone else's day. "Flowers always lighten up my life. How could they not lighten up the people who get them?" said one volunteer. [...]

December 21st, 2016|Newsroom|

Simple Gifts: An Interview with RAF Donor Ruth Onesi

Simple Gifts: An Interview with RAF Donor Ruth Onesi For Ruth Onesi, it would be a more than eight-hour drive from her home in Niagara Falls, NY, to our nearest branch in Indianapolis, IN. And, despite that her donations deliver hope and encouragement to people she will never meet in cities she may never visit, [...]

December 16th, 2016|Blog|

Chicago Flower Power (WCIU, Chicago, 12.14.16)

Chicago Flower Power (WCIU, Chicago, 12.14.16)

December 14th, 2016|Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom|

Bouquets make a difference (Indianapolis, Charitable Advisors, 12.12.16)

Bouquets make a difference By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors At Random Acts of Flowers (RAF), recipients of the arrangements are touched and surprised. “The calls we get from these recipients, they just make you weep because you know what that arrangement looked like. You know it was not a big extravagant bouquet, it was [...]

December 13th, 2016|Newsroom|

The healing power of flowers (Indianapolis, Charitable Advisors, 12.12.16)

The healing power of flowers By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Why Indianapolis? Five years ago, Betty Stilwell, then chief philanthropy officer at IU Health, mentioned the organization to [now-RAF Indianapolis Executive Director, Alison] Kothe. Stilwell said she had been talking with Jay Hicks, president and CEO of Prime Care Properties and Management. After meeting [...]

December 13th, 2016|Newsroom|

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, 2016|Blog|

Random Acts of Flowers Delivers Encouragement to Stanford Hospital Patients (Stanford Health Care)

Random Acts of Flowers Delivers Encouragement to Stanford Hospital Patients (StanfordHealthCare.org, 12.6.16) When Camille Kennedy enters patient rooms at Stanford Health Care, she is reminded of the isolation she felt when she was admitted to the hospital after an unexpected trip to the Emergency Department. "When you end up in the hospital, you may find [...]

December 7th, 2016|Newsroom|

Emilie’s Story or, The Ripple Effect of Delivering Hope

Emilie's Story or, The Ripple Effect of Delivering Hope Just as each bouquet made by our volunteers is different, each recipient has a unique story. As the last day unfolded along our GROW 2016 fundraising tour – which included stops at our branches in Tampa Bay, Knoxville, San Francisco, and Chicago – our celebrity guest speaker, [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Chicago Patron Society|