Coolbot keeps RAF Silicon Valley Flowers Ready for Delivery

"The trick to keeping flowers fresh and beautiful is keeping them cool. Proper temperature control is even more important when flowers are recycled. And it can be a major challenge, particularly in the summer, where temperatures in Silicon Valley average in the 80s. 'Our workshop isn’t well ventilated,' Fairclough says. 'There aren’t any windows. During [...]

2018-02-19T18:09:25+00:00February 19th, 2018|Newsroom|

“We send you these flowers from our hearts” – A Hurricane Irma Wedding Story

"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 [...]

2022-06-22T17:30:18+00:00September 16th, 2017|Blog|

Meet Random Acts of Flowers Queen of Green, Sarah Cronan

Meet RAF's Queen of Green, Sarah Cronan Headshot by Crystal Martin This week, Random Acts of Flowers' National Director of Finance and Administration Sarah Cronan, is more than 1,000 miles away from our National Headquarters, attending the 2017 Perennial Plant Association Symposium in Denver, Colorado. Because - while Sarah is the Queen [...]

2022-06-22T17:30:19+00:00July 26th, 2017|Blog|

Kindness in Bloom: A Random Bouquet Makes Patients’ Days (IU Methodist Health Foundation, 1.19.2017)

Kindness in Bloom: A Random Bouquet Makes Patients’ Days We spoke with Alison Kothe, executive director of Random Acts of Flowers Indianapolis, and she explained that flowers are gathered, arranged and delivered by volunteers. She says individual hospitals may direct their team to a particular floor or group of rooms, and from there the volunteers [...]

2022-06-22T17:30:22+00:00January 20th, 2017|Newsroom|

Success Story: Larsen Jay (Thoughtfulicious, 1.8.2017)

Success Story: Larsen Jay "Many have written about Larsen Jay and his now nationally-present charity Random Acts of Flowers. However, as it often happens with success, we only see the tip of the iceberg – the end-result, the success – but are not privy to the rest of the story. What happens before success is achieved [...]

Meet RAF’s New(ish) Communications Chameleon, Christina Scott Sayer

Meet RAF's New(ish) Communications Chameleon, Christina Scott Sayer I discovered Random Acts of Flowers about a year ago as I was searching for employment at nonprofit organizations in Knoxville, TN (where I knew I would be moving in the late spring). I had never heard of RAF before, but I was immediately enamored of the simplicity [...]

2022-06-22T17:30:22+00:00January 6th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

The Accidental COO

By Cindy McConkey Cox, COO and CMO Taking early retirement from Scripps Networks Interactive, where I led Corporate Communications for more than a dozen years, was never intended to be an ending. For me, it was a passageway to the next opportunity I would have to make an impact. For as long as I can [...]

2022-06-22T17:30:25+00:00August 4th, 2016|Blog|