American Institute of Floral Designers endorses Random Acts of Flowers charitable flower recycling program nationwide. Knoxville, Tenn. – Random Acts of Flowers (RAF), a nonprofit organization announced today that it has received the official endorsement from the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and has been recognized for its effective re-use of floral products for [...]
Greeneville, Tenn. – Random Acts of Flowers (RAF), a Knoxville based nonprofit 501(c)3 charity announced today that it will celebrate the official “launch” of the RAF Greeneville branch of the charity next Tuesday. The new branch will serve the Greeneville community and is the second expansion branch of the charity since it announced a nationwide [...]
BY JOSH BOATWRIGHT Tribune staff DUNEDIN — Dorothy Snavely doesn’t have family nearby. So, when a legion of buoyant people fanned out across the second and third floors of Mease Manor Retirement Community Wednesday with bright bouquets of flowers in hand, the 93-year-old called it a special occasion. “I’ve never had anybody give me flowers,” Snavely said, as she held a vase of maroon, orange and gold daisies. “I’m so happy. Y’all made my day.” Volunteers with a charity that’s new to the area, Random Acts of Flowers, plan to surprise many more people at nursing homes, hospices and hospitals across Pinellas County. The nonprofit organization, based in Knoxville, Tenn., collects fresh flowers from weddings, funerals and other events that would otherwise be thrown away and delivers them to elderly people who may not have family in the area. […]
Did you happen to miss the Random Acts of Flowers' segment on Sirius/XM's American Voices with Senator Bradley. If so, click on the link before and listen to the show to hear how Random Acts of Flowers began. "American Voices 403 Broadcast"
While their roots are here in Knoxville, Random Acts of Flowers has grown to new lengths, in London. It's a simple concept; take recycled flowers and turn them into beautiful works of art for people in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living centers. It's such a great idea that it's gone international. This week Random [...]
Video from East Tennessee PBS detailing Random Acts of Flowers mission.
Video from eTown's presentation to Larsen Jay of the eTown E-Chievement Award
This video from Bus 52 provides an inside look at the inside workings and story behind Random Acts of Flowers.