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 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|

Hope Blossoms for Chicago Schoolchildren

For the past two years, RAF Tampa Bay has offered a bud vase floral arranging lesson to the student body of the local Catholic School. Using best practices and ideas, RAF Chicago has also begun to explore the possibility of engaging students and schools in its mission. Over the [...]

May 18th, 2018|Blog|

Midsummer comes early for RAF Chicago through Joffrey Ballet Partnership

Just before the end of a long, frigid, lake-effect winter, Random Acts of Flowers Chicago had the opportunity to feel the warmth of summer through a very special partnership with the Joffrey Ballet. For opening night of the company's season opener (and North American premiere) Midsummer Night's Dream, Random Acts of Flowers took center stage for just [...]

May 11th, 2018|Blog|

Honoring Cindy McConkey Cox

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news of the passing of Cindy McConkey Cox, our Chief Operating & Marketing Officer for Random Acts of Flowers.  After a heroic four-year battle with cancer, Cindy died early this morning with her family by her side. I cannot begin to express how devastated [...]

January 25th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” - Helen Keller Knoxville grower John Benzinger has been cultivating the local soil for more than fifty years. In that time, he ran a tobacco farm and a dairy farm followed by a sunflower nursery. He got into [...]

December 21st, 2017|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

10 Fun Flower Facts for National Poinsettia Day

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 [...]

December 12th, 2017|Blog|

RAF Chicago IN BLOOM Newsletter – Fall 2017

November 7th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society|

“We send you these flowers from our hearts” – A Hurricane Irma Wedding Story

"We send you these flowers from our hearts" A Hurricane Irma Wedding Story Justin Murphy and his new bride, Katherine, had planned a glorious celebration of their love and life together, but Hurricane Irma had other plans for their oceanside wedding day. Read about how the couple's resilience, love, and generosity touched hundreds of lives [...]

September 16th, 2017|Blog|

The Impact of a Fall: Reflecting on a Decade’s Ripple Effect

The Impact of a Fall: Reflecting on a Decade's Ripple Effect Larsen Jay soon after his 2007 accident. Ten years ago today, I fell. I fell from a roof onto the hard concrete below. Ten years ago, the impact of that fall affected my body - breaking numerous bones that, along with my [...]

July 29th, 2017|Blog|