Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries

  Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knoxville Area Rescue Mission Every vase has a story. Perhaps, it starts at a florist shop or a gift store or even some warehouse online; but, ideally, that vase finds itself full of flowers and in the home of a grateful recipient. But, after the bouquet's [...]

August 9th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

Happiness Week (WBIR, 7.12.18)

For Happiness Week, WBIR's  Rebecca Sweet and Leslie Ackerson visited the RAF Knoxville workshop to learn the ways you can deliver some summer sunshine to folks who need it. SEE THEIR COVERAGE HERE -

July 26th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville 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|

Happiness Week (WBIR, 7.12.18)

For Happiness Week, WBIR's  Rebecca Sweet and Leslie Ackerson visited the RAF Knoxville workshop to learn the ways you can deliver some summer sunshine to folks who need it. SEE THEIR COVERAGE HERE -  

July 12th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

“He grows them, cuts them, then gives them away” (WBIR, 7.2.2018)

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!

July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

The Brightest Week at RAF Tampa Bay (Bobby Lewis, WTSP, 6.19.19)

"This week, RAF Tampa Bay is going to 800 [deliveries]. They're more than doubling their efforts, because the problem is so great. More than 5.7 Americans are living with Alzheimer's right now. Admittedly, they may not remember that the flowers showed up today, but when they notice them on the bedside table, they'll remember that [...]

June 20th, 2018|Blog, Newsroom|

In Bloom Newsletter – Spring 2018

  IN BLOOM NEWSLETTER Spring 2018 Welcome to the brand new Random Acts of Flowers e-newsletter! We're excited to have the opportunity to keep you up-to-date on goings-on in Tampa Bay on a more frequent basis, so that you can see how delivering hope is changing lives bouquet-by-bouquet, person-by-person. But, don't worry! We aren't going [...]

June 6th, 2018|Blog|

The Impact of the Little Things: An Interview with Board Member Marilyn Schnee

When did you get involved with RAF? I became involved about a year ago shortly after attending Tampa Bay's spring Derby event. What attracted you to the RAF mission? I loved the idea of recycling flowers and vases. Further, the delivery of RAF bouquets to the elderly, veterans, and other patients is an extension of [...]

May 18th, 2018|Blog|

Supporting Random Acts of Flowers? “Just Do It” – An Interview with Volunteer Christine Hamacher

When did you begin supporting RAF Tampa Bay? Working in the senior care industry, I first learned about RAF from a Better Living for Seniors meeting where Monica came to speak. After that, I would see flowers being delivered at the different facilities and hospitals I visited. Working made it difficult for me to have [...]

May 18th, 2018|Blog|