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Flowers Afters Hours Flourishes at RAF Chicago

Flowers Afters Hours Flourishes at RAF Chicago After seeing much success in fellow RAF branches, RAF Chicago has offered more regular after-hours floral arranging events, which we call Flowers After Hours. These public events are modeled after BYOB paint classes and geared to provide a fun, unique, and meaningful opportunity for community members who may [...]

November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

360° of Thanks

360° of Thanks Sheryl Proctor-Bloom started volunteering in September of 2017, not too long after she retired. She had seen a newspaper article about the branch’s launch and know “this was the spot for me!” Sheryl calls RAF’s mission a “360 degree concept of gratitude. Not only are we brightening the lives of those in hospitals and nursing [...]

November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Gestures That Can Mean the Most (Chicago, Make It Better, 11.2.2018)

Sometimes it can be the simplest of gestures that can mean the most. Such was the case when Larsen Jay found himself on the receiving end of the kindness of others. In 2007, Jay fell off a roof. While recovering in a hospital from multiple injuries, his room was flooded with flowers from well-wishers, elevating his [...]

November 2nd, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom|

RAF Tampa Bay Helps Kronos give Mease Manor Recipients the Royal Treatment

RAF Tampa Bay Helps Kronos give Mease Manor Recipients the Royal Treatment When Kronos Incorporated – a leading global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions – decided to have their annual sales kickoff conference in Florida, it knew it wanted to do something special for their employees and for the community. [...]

October 9th, 2018|Blog, Newsroom|

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries Every vase has a story. Perhaps, it starts at a florist shop or a gift store or even some warehouse online; but, ideally, that vase finds itself full of flowers and in the home of a grateful recipient. But, after the bouquet's life [...]

August 9th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

Newsmakers Making A Difference: Andrea Lutz, Random Acts Of Flowers (Chicago, WBBM Newsradio, July 26, 2018)

WBBM Newsradio/Lisa Fielding It's a Wednesday at Alden Estates Transitional Care in Skokie where Random Act of Flowers is surprising unsuspecting patients. A van pulls up to the main entrance with a cart of flower bouquets destined for new homes. "Flowers are the universal language of hope and healing," said Andrea Lutz, Executive [...]

July 26th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers Turns 10 years old (WATE, 7.24.2018)

"A Knoxville-based nonprofit has been bringing smiles to hundreds of thousands of people's faces for 10 years now, and it all started with one bouquet of flowers. Random Acts of Flowers celebrated its 10th birthday Tuesday. Fran Scheidt has been constructing the floral creations since the very beginning. 'It was about a third the size [...]

July 24th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Hope and Encouragement

A decade ago, Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) made its first official delivery. With a strong vision and a simple mission, co-founders Larsen and Adrian Jay started what has become a nationwide phenomenon. Over the past ten years, Random Acts of Flowers has delivered more than 340,000 bouquets of recycled flowers to individuals in hospitals, assisted [...]

July 20th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Happiness Week (WBIR, 7.12.18)

For Happiness Week, WBIR's  Rebecca Sweet and Leslie Ackerson visited the RAF Knoxville workshop to learn the ways you can deliver some summer sunshine to folks who need it. SEE THEIR COVERAGE HERE -  

July 12th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

“He grows them, cuts them, then gives them away” (WBIR, 7.2.2018)

WBIR's Emily Stroud paid a visit to one of our dear friends and supporters John Benzinger - a retired flower farmer who now puts his green thumb toward delivering hope!   Also, check out our full interview with John from last year on our Blog!

July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|