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|

WATE: Knoxville luncheon to benefit Random Acts of Flowers

On October 27, 2016, Random Acts of Flowers' Founder and CEO Larsen Jay and GROW Special Guest Chris Lambton, star of HGTV's Going Yard and former contestant on The Bachelorette, appeared on WATE Knoxville to talk about the organization and the GROW 2016 event. See the Full Interview Here...

October 27th, 2016|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

WTSP Tampa Bay: Dunedin group transforms stems into smiles

WTSP 10 News' Bobby on the Road visited the RAF Tampa Bay branch yesterday and tried his hand at floral arranging. See the Full Coverage here...

October 19th, 2016|Newsroom|

WATE: Knoxville’s Jen Sheehan on the GROW 2016 Luncheon

On October 18, 2016, RAF Knoxville's Executive Director Jen Sheehan appeared on WATE to talk about GROW 2016. Watch the Full Interview...

October 19th, 2016|Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

WTHR: Charity recycles donated flowers to hospital patients

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - No one likes being at the hospital - but one new local organization is doing something to give patients a little happiness. Random Acts of Flowers opened a branch Thursday in Indianapolis. It's the charity's fifth branch nationwide. The group collects donations of flowers from weddings and other events where arrangements may [...]

October 14th, 2016|Newsroom|