This month, our Branches Nationwide surpassed our 2016 totals!

We are only two-thirds of the way through 2017, but RAF branches nationwide have surpassed our TOTAL deliveries for 2016! We estimate that we will make nearly 100,000 deliveries in 2017! That's an incredible amount of delivering hope!

September 18th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Don’t Toss Your Tulips! These Florists Will Repurpose Your Flowers (Martha Stewart.com, 8.15.2017)

  "It's such a meaningful mission," [Random Acts of Flowers] COO and CMO Cindy McConkey Cox tells us. To date, they've delivered nearly 250,000 bouquets to people in need. "Giving flowers is so simple yet so personal. People don't often realize the difference you can make with such a small gesture." READ FULL ARTICLE

August 16th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Thank You BBQ Honors Knoxville’s First Responders

Thank You BBQ Honors Knoxville’s First Responders Photo Courtesy of Knoxville Fire Dept. Knoxville News Sentinal - First responders with the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, American Medical Response, and other were honored by Random Acts of Flowers founder Larsen Jay on Saturday, ten years to the day that Jay was seriously [...]

July 31st, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

National Development Director Puts Down Roots to Help Random Acts of Flowers Bloom

National Development Director Puts Down Roots to Help Random Acts of Flowers Bloom Random Acts of Flowers has added Sarah Elizabeth Hauge to its national team as National Director of Development. Hauge will be based at the Random Acts of Flowers national headquarters in Knoxville, TN, where she will focus on securing national partners for [...]

July 24th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

The Smile Maker: Brooke MacLean and RAF Chicago (Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering Magazine, Spring 2017)

The Smile Maker: Brooke MacLean and RAF Chicago (Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering Magazine, Spring 2017) “Random Acts of Flowers starts with something so simple, yet so beautiful,” says MacLean, a former engineering consultant. Since its January 2015 debut, RAF’s Chicago branch—located just two miles southwest of Northwestern’s Evanston campus— has delivered more than [...]

July 6th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom|

The Longest Day: Celebrating Lives Well Lived

The Longest Day: Celebrating Lives Well Lived Today, many of us will celebrate the longest day of the year – the summer solstice – by spending time outside with our friends and family, soaking up the sun, and reveling in the fact that we've made it another year around the sun while twilight slowly settles [...]

June 21st, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Spring 2017 Chicago Newsletter

May 18th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsletters|

100,000 Volunteer Hours Served! THANK YOU!

100,000 Volunteer Hours Served! THANK YOU! Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our mission of delivering hope. To date, they have #donated more than 480,000,000 heartbeats. That's more than 100,000 hours of time, talent, and love. There is not a word big enough for how grateful we are. Thank You!

April 7th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

Something Bright during a Dark Time: The Impact of Random Acts of Flowers

Something Bright during a Dark Time: The Impact of Random Acts of Flowers by Natalie Rothstein, MA, LPC, Psychotherapist, Urban Balance In December 2016, I wrote a blog post on behalf of Urban Balance about Random Acts of Flowers and the incredible contribution they’ve made to the Chicago community and nationwide. Random Acts of Flowers brings donated [...]

March 27th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society|

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 [...]

January 8th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|