“Drown Your Sorrows in Good Deeds” – How loss turned to hope with Random Acts of Flowers

"Drown Your Sorrows in Good Deeds" How loss turned to hope with Random Acts of Flowers  When Theresa Heller's young son Charlie passed away in a tragic accident during the summer of 2015, she felt understandably at sea. He had been a vibrant boy and a source of love and laughter for his mother, family, [...]

April 17th, 2017|Blog|

100,000 Volunteer Hours Served! THANK YOU!

100,000 Volunteer Hours Served! THANK YOU! Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our mission of delivering hope. To date, they have #donated more than 480,000,000 heartbeats. That's more than 100,000 hours of time, talent, and love. There is not a word big enough for how grateful we are. Thank You!

April 7th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

Something Bright during a Dark Time: The Impact of Random Acts of Flowers

Something Bright during a Dark Time: The Impact of Random Acts of Flowers by Natalie Rothstein, MA, LPC, Psychotherapist, Urban Balance In December 2016, I wrote a blog post on behalf of Urban Balance about Random Acts of Flowers and the incredible contribution they’ve made to the Chicago community and nationwide. Random Acts of Flowers brings donated [...]

March 27th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society|

Guest Blog: The Magic Healing Power of Flowers by Katie Hess of LotusWei

Guest Blog: The Magic Healing Power of Flowers by Katie Hess of LotusWei Flowers bring joy to our faces and light up our lives. Being around them simply makes us feel better, and scientific studies have shown that flowers in a hospital room can even help us heal faster by promoting lower stress and perceived [...]

February 15th, 2017|Blog|

2016: A Year in Review (photo slideshow)

2016 RAF Year in Review 2016 was an INCREDIBLE year here at Random Acts of Flowers. Thank you to everyone who supported our mission of delivering hope!

January 10th, 2017|Blog|

Meet RAF’s New(ish) Communications Chameleon, Christina Scott Sayer

Meet RAF's New(ish) Communications Chameleon, Christina Scott Sayer I discovered Random Acts of Flowers about a year ago as I was searching for employment at nonprofit organizations in Knoxville, TN (where I knew I would be moving in the late spring). I had never heard of RAF before, but I was immediately enamored of the simplicity [...]

January 6th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

Giving flowers to the sick and elderly (American Voices with Senator Bill Bradley, SIRIUS XM)

Giving flowers to the sick and elderly. Larsen Jay tells Senator Bill Bradley about Random Acts of Flowers.

January 3rd, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

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|

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|

Three Questions with Chris Lambton, HGTV expert landscaper and featured speaker at GROW 2016

When celebrity landscaper Chris Lambton joined us for GROW - a series of events benefiting Random Acts of Flowers’ branches across the country - we knew that his presence would add some stardust to the occasion. What none of us realized, however, is what an impact Chris's participation in the RAF mission - arranging bouquets and delivering them to [...]

November 18th, 2016|Blog|