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The healing power of flowers (Indianapolis, Charitable Advisors, 12.12.16)

The healing power of flowers By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Why Indianapolis? Five years ago, Betty Stilwell, then chief philanthropy officer at IU Health, mentioned the organization to [now-RAF Indianapolis Executive Director, Alison] Kothe. Stilwell said she had been talking with Jay Hicks, president and CEO of Prime Care Properties and Management. After meeting [...]

December 13th, 2016|Newsroom|

10 Fun Flower Facts for National Poinsettia Day

10 Fun Flower Facts for National Poinsettia Day The poinsettia's association with Christmas comes from a Mexican legend. The story goes that a child, with no means for a gift, gathered humble weeds from the side of the road to place at the church alter on Christmas Eve. As the congregation watched, the weeds turned [...]

December 12th, 2016|Blog|

Random Acts of Flowers Delivers Encouragement to Stanford Hospital Patients (Stanford Health Care)

Random Acts of Flowers Delivers Encouragement to Stanford Hospital Patients (StanfordHealthCare.org, 12.6.16) When Camille Kennedy enters patient rooms at Stanford Health Care, she is reminded of the isolation she felt when she was admitted to the hospital after an unexpected trip to the Emergency Department. "When you end up in the hospital, you may find [...]

December 7th, 2016|Newsroom|

Emilie’s Story or, The Ripple Effect of Delivering Hope

Emilie's Story or, The Ripple Effect of Delivering Hope Just as each bouquet made by our volunteers is different, each recipient has a unique story. As the last day unfolded along our GROW 2016 fundraising tour – which included stops at our branches in Tampa Bay, Knoxville, San Francisco, and Chicago – our celebrity guest speaker, [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Chicago Patron Society|

Happiness Delivered: Random Acts of Flowers (Towne Post, Broad Ripple)

Happiness Delivered: Random Acts of Flowers (Towne Post, Broad Ripple) Sometimes an idea is so simple in concept, but makes a huge impact. The idea of making people’s lives brighter by hand-delivering flower arrangements is the driving motivation behind Random Acts of Flowers, which opened a location in South Broad Ripple in mid-October. Random Acts [...]

December 1st, 2016|Newsroom|

Evanston Round Table: Enabling Garden Coming to Dobson Plaza Healthcare

Chris Lambton, host of HGTV’s “Growing Yard,” came to Evanston on Nov. 3 as, one might say, a working guest. Slated to be the keynote speaker at GROW, the fundraiser for Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) that evening, Mr. Lambton met with staff and residents of Dobson Plaza to create a concept design for an [...]

November 21st, 2016|Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom|

Three Questions with Chris Lambton, HGTV expert landscaper and featured speaker at GROW 2016

When celebrity landscaper Chris Lambton joined us for GROW - a series of events benefiting Random Acts of Flowers’ branches across the country - we knew that his presence would add some stardust to the occasion. What none of us realized, however, is what an impact Chris's participation in the RAF mission - arranging bouquets and delivering them to [...]

November 18th, 2016|Blog|

“​In valor there is hope.” – Delivering Hope and Gratitude on Veterans Day

Today, as the RAF branches across the country deliver patriotic bouquets, adorned with the American Flag, to VA homes across the nation, the quote above (by ancient Roman Senator Publius Cornelius Tacitus) rings especially true to all of us here. We take great pride in our mission of delivering hope and encouragement to individuals in healthcare [...]

November 11th, 2016|Blog|

Chicago Tribune: TV host, nonprofit volunteer to overhaul Evanston nursing home garden

November 8, 2016 - Lavender, rosemary and raised planter boxes full of vegetables one could tend to from a wheelchair. Hydrangeas. Azaleas. Those are just some of the elements that landscaper and television personality Chris Lambton, 39, had in mind last week for Dobson Plaza, a nursing home with 100 residents in Evanston. Along with [...]

November 9th, 2016|Newsroom|

Meet Tampa Bay Volunteer, Jim Overton

When Tampa Bay's Jim Overton retired after more than 40 years as a painting contractor, his wife quickly noticed that boredom and lack of activity were affecting his mood. She, along with their friend and RAF Tampa Bay Board Member Pam Ora, suggested that Random Acts of Flowers might be a good way for him [...]

November 7th, 2016|Blog|