Guest Blog: The Magic Healing Power of Flowers by Katie Hess of LotusWei Flowers bring joy to our faces and light up our lives. Being around them simply makes us feel better, and scientific studies have shown that flowers in a hospital room can even help us heal faster by promoting lower stress and perceived [...]
2016 RAF Year in Review 2016 was an INCREDIBLE year here at Random Acts of Flowers. Thank you to everyone who supported our mission of delivering hope!
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 [...]
Giving flowers to the sick and elderly. Larsen Jay tells Senator Bill Bradley about Random Acts of Flowers.
Simple Gifts: An Interview with RAF Donor Ruth Onesi For Ruth Onesi, it would be a more than eight-hour drive from her home in Niagara Falls, NY, to our nearest branch in Indianapolis, IN. And, despite that her donations deliver hope and encouragement to people she will never meet in cities she may never visit, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]