Spring 2017 Chicago Newsletter
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
Meet RAF's New(ish) Communications Chameleon, Christina Scott Sayer I discovered Random Acts of Flowers about a year ago as I was searching for employment at nonprofit organizations in Knoxville, TN (where I knew I would be moving in the late spring). I had never heard of RAF before, but I was immediately enamored of the simplicity [...]
Giving flowers to the sick and elderly. Larsen Jay tells Senator Bill Bradley about Random Acts of Flowers.
Echievement Award for RAF Founder and CEO, Larsen Jay Every so often, we like to reach out to a past [echievement] award winner, to see what they've been up to...Well, lucky us, Larsen happens to be passing through eTown and he joins us now to tell us how things have evolved - HEAR THE FULL [...]
Chicago Flower Power (WCIU, Chicago, 12.14.16)
Emilie's Story or, The Ripple Effect of Delivering Hope Just as each bouquet made by our volunteers is different, each recipient has a unique story. As the last day unfolded along our GROW 2016 fundraising tour – which included stops at our branches in Tampa Bay, Knoxville, San Francisco, and Chicago – our celebrity guest speaker, [...]
Chris Lambton, host of HGTV’s “Growing Yard,” came to Evanston on Nov. 3 as, one might say, a working guest. Slated to be the keynote speaker at GROW, the fundraiser for Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) that evening, Mr. Lambton met with staff and residents of Dobson Plaza to create a concept design for an [...]