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RAF Chicago IN BLOOM Newsletter – Summer 2018

IN BLOOM NEWSLETTER Summer 2018 It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and the days have already begun to shorten. As we reflect on the past three months since our last newsletter, it is no surprise that the summer has flown by! We hope you will enjoy taking a minute to [...]

September 6th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsletters|

Nancy Knollenberg, RAF Chicago Volunteer

YOU WILL BE PAID BACK MANY TIMES OVER Volunteer Nancy Knollenberg joined the RAF Chicago team in 2016 after hearing a presentation at her garden club meeting. To her, the simple mission for bringing joy and smiles to people experiencing health struggles just made sense, and she couldn't wait to get involved. And, RAF's mission holds a personal connection [...]

August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries 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 life [...]

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

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|

Random Acts of Flowers Honors The Brightest Week, June 17-23

Many of us will celebrate the longest day of the year – the Summer Solstice on June 21st – 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 around us. But, for [...]

June 14th, 2018|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

In Bloom Newsletter Spring 2018

IN BLOOM NEWSLETTER Spring 2018 Welcome to Random Acts of Flowers’ brand new quarterly e-newsletter! We are excited to share regular updates so that you can see how your support brings hope, healing, and changes lives throughout Chicagoland one bouquet at a time.But, don't worry! We aren't going to clog up your inbox! We hope [...]

June 6th, 2018|Blog|