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, [...]
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!
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!
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. [...]
Cancelled Wedding Flowers Repurposed for Milestone (WTSP Tampa Bay, 9.20.17) Saturday, Sept. 9, was supposed to be the perfect day. Justin Murphy and Katherine McKoy planned a sandy-toes wedding on Clearwater Beach for months. Only, the ceremony never happened. Hurricane Irma crossed over land as an enormous Category 4 storm. It made its way up [...]
"We send you these flowers from our hearts" A Hurricane Irma Wedding Story Justin Murphy and his new bride, Katherine, had planned a glorious celebration of their love and life together, but Hurricane Irma had other plans for their oceanside wedding day. Read about how the couple's resilience, love, and generosity touched hundreds of lives [...]
National Development Director Puts Down Roots to Help Random Acts of Flowers Bloom Random Acts of Flowers has added Sarah Elizabeth Hauge to its national team as National Director of Development. Hauge will be based at the Random Acts of Flowers national headquarters in Knoxville, TN, where she will focus on securing national partners for [...]
The Smile Maker: Brooke MacLean and RAF Chicago (Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering Magazine, Spring 2017)
The Smile Maker: Brooke MacLean and RAF Chicago (Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering Magazine, Spring 2017) “Random Acts of Flowers starts with something so simple, yet so beautiful,” says MacLean, a former engineering consultant. Since its January 2015 debut, RAF’s Chicago branch—located just two miles southwest of Northwestern’s Evanston campus— has delivered more than [...]
Tuesdays with Flowers: Making Memories Blossom with Random Acts of Flowers Describing Stephanie Mataya as a caregiver feels like a vast understatement once you get to know her. A full-time speech pathologist, wife, mom, stepmom, and dog/cat/lizard mom, Stephanie spends her time bettering the lives of the people (and animals) who surround her and nurturing a [...]