A Look Back at Delivering Hope in 2018!

As we kick off delivering hope in 2019, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights of 2018. Here's just a small sampling of the milestones and moments that defined our last year here at Random Acts of Flowers!

January 9th, 2019|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

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|

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|

Random Acts of Flowers Honors The Brightest Week, June 17-23

Many of us will celebrate the longest day of the year – the Summer Solstice on June 21st – by spending time outside with our friends and family, soaking up the sun, and reveling in the fact that we’ve made it another year around the sun while twilight slowly settles around us. But, for [...]

June 14th, 2018|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Honoring Cindy McConkey Cox

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news of the passing of Cindy McConkey Cox, our Chief Operating & Marketing Officer for Random Acts of Flowers.  After a heroic four-year battle with cancer, Cindy died early this morning with her family by her side. I cannot begin to express how devastated [...]

January 25th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

‘Voice’ Winner Makes Special Flower Delivery to Cancer Patient (Inside Edition, 10.19.17)

 

October 19th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Chris Blue, Winner of The Voice Helps Random Acts of Flowers Celebrate a Quarter Million Deliveries of Hope and Healing

Winner of THE VOICE Helps Celebrate a Quarter Million Deliveries of Hope and Healing Rising Pop Vocalist Chris Blue to Make Milestone Delivery to Cancer Patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital   It is such a simple idea, and yet it has had such a meaningful impact on a quarter million people across [...]

October 11th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

3 Nonprofit Founders Who Are Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com, 9.29.17)

3 Nonprofit Founders Who Are Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com, 9.29.17) by Brian Hughes Who's your business idol? In entrepreneurship circles, it’s natural to look up to figures like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Richard Branson, three innovators who continually inspire people to dream bigger. While there’s no denying these three leaders are certainly role models, others may [...]

September 29th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|