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Tracking Coronavirus: Random Acts of Flowers taking time off to move (WATE, 3.27.20)

Click image to link to video KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Since mid-March Random Acts of Flowers has stopped its service following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s directives. Every week close to 1,500 lightly used flowers were delivered to seniors around East Tennessee before the coronavirus swept across the country. The nonprofit [...]

March 30th, 2020|Blog, Newsroom|

Volunteers ensure flowers get 2nd chance to brighten someone’s day (WTHR, 2.20.2020)

"Have you ever wondered where Valentine's Day flowers go when they aren't sold? This is it. Random Acts of Flowers is where flowers go to get a second chance. "These are really good flowers that would normally go into the trash," said volunteer Amber Livers. Thanks to 400 volunteers like Amber, they have a second [...]

February 21st, 2020|Newsroom|

What happens to the Valentine’s Day flowers that don’t get sold? (CNN, 2.15.2020)

Valentine's Day represents different things to different people: Love, consumerism, chocolate for breakfast. But for the floral industry, it's essentially a national holiday -- and demand is higher than ever. Flower business booms during Valentine's season: Of the millions of Americans predicted to spend $24.7 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, about 37% of them [...]

February 17th, 2020|Newsroom, RAF in the News|

More than 100 bouquets of flowers delivered to nursing home residents (WTSP, 2.14.2020)

DUNEDIN, Fla. — On this Valentine's Day, not everyone has a loved one to brighten their day with flowers. A company in Tampa Bay called Random Acts of Flowers stepped in -- taking flowers and cards that would otherwise be tossed and making beautiful bouquets for people living in nursing homes. They delivered 108 bouquets [...]

February 14th, 2020|Newsroom|

Concert Flowers Donated after Kanye West’s Pigeon Forge appearance (WBIR, WATE, WVLT)

WBIR - "Whatever Kanye West does, he does it big. From the hits, to live concerts, to marriage, politics, church... and flowers? Yes, as in bouquets. No, he's not becoming a florist, but he did give a flowers-based charity in Knoxville a sizable boost. After a weekend in Pigeon Forge at a Christian youth conference, [...]

January 22nd, 2020|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom, RAF in the News|

Bridge the Gap: Episode 94

December 16th, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers unveils new delivery van (WATE, 10.17.19)

Random Acts of Flowers is celebrating a new addition to its team: a brand-new delivery van! This van will continue the legacy of Random Acts of Flowers and its mission to inspire and nurture a culture of care and compassion through flower deliveries to people in our community who need them most.

October 17th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers bring smiles to Bay Area patients (Fox 13, Tampa Bay)

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Random Acts of Flowers brings smiles to hospital patients around the country. In Tampa, they've made some special arrangements to brighten people's days. They take flowers that were discarded, but still have plenty of life, to hospitals and others who could use a lift in spirits. "How can you not smile [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|

New Students Launch UT Experience with Service Projects (UTK News, 8.16.19)

Hundreds of new students spent part of this week getting a taste of what it means to be a Volunteer by serving communities through the Ignite Serves program. First-year students partnered with a slate of Knoxville organizations to help fulfill needs in the community. They loaded backpacks with school supplies and inspirational notes to be [...]

August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Newsroom, RAF in the News|

RAF Knoxville named 2019 Non-Profit Recycler of the Year

On August 16, 2019, Meredith Leahy, President of Tennessee Recycling Coalition, delivered an address at the Annual Recycler of the Year reception presented by Tennessee Recycling Coalition (TRC). Each year TRC honors the most dedicated and successful individuals and organizations working to advance recycling in our State. The reception is a highlight of two days [...]

August 20th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, News Releases, Newsroom, RAF in the News|