What happens to the Valentine’s Day flowers that don’t get sold? (CNN, 2.15.2020)

Valentine's Day represents different things to different people: Love, consumerism, chocolate for breakfast. But for the floral industry, it's essentially a national holiday -- and demand is higher than ever. Flower business booms during Valentine's season: Of the millions of Americans predicted to spend $24.7 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, about 37% of them [...]

February 17th, 2020|Newsroom, RAF in the News|

More than 100 bouquets of flowers delivered to nursing home residents (WTSP, 2.14.2020)

DUNEDIN, Fla. — On this Valentine's Day, not everyone has a loved one to brighten their day with flowers. A company in Tampa Bay called Random Acts of Flowers stepped in -- taking flowers and cards that would otherwise be tossed and making beautiful bouquets for people living in nursing homes. They delivered 108 bouquets [...]

February 14th, 2020|Newsroom|

Bridge the Gap: Episode 94

December 16th, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers bring smiles to Bay Area patients (Fox 13, Tampa Bay)

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Random Acts of Flowers brings smiles to hospital patients around the country. In Tampa, they've made some special arrangements to brighten people's days. They take flowers that were discarded, but still have plenty of life, to hospitals and others who could use a lift in spirits. "How can you not smile [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|

RAF Tampa Bay In Bloom Newsletter – August 2019

View this email in your browser IN BLOOM August 2019 It's been a busy summer here at our Dunedin workshop, and - thanks to the support of our volunteers, donors, and friends like you - we've made thousands of deliveries to people in our community! We couldn't do it without you, and we're so glad [...]

August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Newsletter, Newsroom|

Getting to Know Larsen Jay (Knoxville Focus, 3.31.19)

Getting to Know Larsen Jay by Mike Steely In this week’s Getting to Know feature, The Knoxville Focus chatted with someone who positively impacts other people, people he may never meet, and what he does comes as a welcomed surprise and sometimes brings tears of gratitude. Larsen Jay is a husband, father, Knox County [...]

Give Me My Flowers While I Yet Live (Chronicles Too!, 1.24.19)

Give Me My Flowers While I Yet Live By Janine Lattimore I am a member of the Classy Living Society, which is a national women’s community service organization.  This past weekend I, along with several other members and CLS Founder LaShanda Pitts, went to Tampa, Florida to sisterhood bond with Tampa members.  As part of the [...]

January 29th, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|

RAF Tampa Bay Helps Kronos give Mease Manor Recipients the Royal Treatment

RAF Tampa Bay Helps Kronos give Mease Manor Recipients the Royal Treatment When Kronos Incorporated – a leading global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions – decided to have their annual sales kickoff conference in Florida, it knew it wanted to do something special for their employees and for the community. [...]

October 9th, 2018|Blog, 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 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|