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Encouraging Random Acts of Kindness Among Kids

Chicago Parent By: Kelly Q. Anderson Nicole Jakob, a North Shore area mom, was inspired by two things: a love of art and a loathing of participation trophies. In an era ripe with humble-bragging and social media ‘Likes,’ she set out to promote something different: anonymous altruism. “I wanted to encourage kids to do something [...]

July 28th, 2016|Newsroom|

New arrangements made from ‘Celebration of Life’ flowers

By: WVLT - Sara Mitchell KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Random Acts of Flowers partnered with Alzheimer's Tennessee to repurpose the flowers from the Pat Summitt "Celebration of Life." Volunteers picked up the flowers from Thompson-Boling Arena, deconstructed the arrangements and created 372 bouquets that were delivered to Alzheimer’s and memory care patients in East Tennessee. Executive [...]

July 15th, 2016|Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers to repurpose Pat Summitt memorial flowers

By WBIR.com KNOXVILLE - Flowers received at Pat Summitt’s memorial celebration on Thursday will be transformed into 300 bouquets and given out to residents of East Tennessee senior care facilities that serve Alzheimer’s and memory care patients. Random Acts of Flowers, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. and the University of Tennessee Athletic Department are partnering to make [...]

July 14th, 2016|Newsroom|

John Cleese delivers for Random Acts of Flowers

Chicago Tribune By: Pioneer Press British actor, author and comedy legend John Cleese surprised patrons at Chicago's Center on Halsted on June 16 with a colorful bouquet from Random Acts of Flowers, a non-profit organization based in Evanston that repurposes flowers and sends them to people in healthcare facilities across Chicago and the suburbs. In [...]

July 11th, 2016|Newsroom|

New Random Acts of Flowers Activity Kit Encourages Altruism in Kids

Random Acts of Flowers, which recycles flowers by engaging volunteers to repurpose and deliver beautiful bouquets to encourage individuals in healthcare and senior living facilities across the country, has signed a licensing agreement with Chicago based Renegade Made® for the sale of a paper flower making kit for kids bearing the nonprofit agency’s name. The "Random Acts of Flowers" kit contains materials and directions to make 12 [...]

June 24th, 2016|Newsroom|

10 nonprofits changing how we live, dream and help one another

Entrepreneur Magazine By: Lindsay Friedman If you’re ever in need of inspiration, check the nonprofit sector. These groups dedicate themselves to solving problems big and small -- and making the world a better place in the process. They prove that anything is possible if we share our resources and expertise. Over time, our simple gestures [...]

June 1st, 2016|Newsroom|

Moms get Random Acts of Flowers Deliveries in May

By: Pioneer Press Evanston-based Random Acts of Flowers Chicago volunteers created and delivered some 3,000 bouquets to moms of babies in neonatal nurseries in hospitals throughout Chicago and the suburbs for Mother's Day. Deliveries will continue through May, in honor of mothers. Flowers donated by grocery stores, retail and wholesale florists, weddings, galas, funerals and [...]

May 16th, 2016|Newsroom|

March of Dimes and Random Acts of Flowers Partner for Mother’s Day

By: PRWeb Almost 1,000 beautiful bouquets will be delivered this weekend to mothers of infants in neonatal intensive care units nationwide, with volunteers from Random Acts of Flowers preparing the arrangements and volunteers from the March of Dimes making the deliveries to provide a simple moment of kindness, encouragement and hope to these women and [...]

May 6th, 2016|Newsroom|

Knoxville Random Acts of Flowers delivers to mothers in NICU

By: WATE 6 On Your Side KNOXVILLE (WATE) – It’s difficult to celebrate a holiday when your child is in the hospital fighting for their life. In Knoxville, Rosalynn and Ben Vaughan experienced a high risk pregnancy when it came to the birth of their twins, Adaline and Harper. They were both born at 33 [...]

May 6th, 2016|Newsroom|

Floral nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers takes on Cindy McConkey Cox, embraces new opportunities

Knoxville News Sentinel By: Ali James When the founder of Random Acts of Flowers -- Knoxville film and video producer Larsen Jay -- was hospitalized after a near-fatal fall in 2007, he partially credited his recovery to the number of flowers and visitors he received while recuperating. Jay realized not that every patient was so [...]

April 18th, 2016|Newsroom|