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|

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|

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|

Happiness Delivered: Random Acts of Flowers (Towne Post, Broad Ripple)

Happiness Delivered: Random Acts of Flowers (Towne Post, Broad Ripple) Sometimes an idea is so simple in concept, but makes a huge impact. The idea of making people’s lives brighter by hand-delivering flower arrangements is the driving motivation behind Random Acts of Flowers, which opened a location in South Broad Ripple in mid-October. Random Acts [...]

December 1st, 2016|Newsroom|

Evanston Round Table: Enabling Garden Coming to Dobson Plaza Healthcare

Chris Lambton, host of HGTV’s “Growing Yard,” came to Evanston on Nov. 3 as, one might say, a working guest. Slated to be the keynote speaker at GROW, the fundraiser for Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) that evening, Mr. Lambton met with staff and residents of Dobson Plaza to create a concept design for an [...]

November 21st, 2016|Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom|

Chicago Tribune: TV host, nonprofit volunteer to overhaul Evanston nursing home garden

November 8, 2016 - Lavender, rosemary and raised planter boxes full of vegetables one could tend to from a wheelchair. Hydrangeas. Azaleas. Those are just some of the elements that landscaper and television personality Chris Lambton, 39, had in mind last week for Dobson Plaza, a nursing home with 100 residents in Evanston. Along with [...]

November 9th, 2016|Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom|