Donate Your Event Flowers!

Your special event flowers will get a second life when you donate them to Random Acts of Flowers! Your arrangements will be deconstructed and reassembled in the most eco-friendly way.

Your generous tax-deductible donation enables us to coordinate the pickup and re-purposing of your event flowers and supports expenses related to staff coordination, securing additional flowers, transportation, floral processing, composting of green waste, delivery, special recognition, and other resource expenditures.

Thank you for considering RAF for your event flowers, and for helping us to deliver hope and encouragement across Chicagoland!

Floral donation process:

  1. Complete our FLORAL DONATION form at least 21 days prior to your event
  2. RAF Staff will check availability and send a confirmation along with donation instructions & pickup details
  3. RAF picks up your flowers from the venue or florist at the designated time following your event & re-purposes your flowers into new bouquets
  4. New arrangements are hand-delivered to patients in area healthcare facilities within 48 hours

Please note: availability must be confirmed after RAF staff has reviewed your form submission. We cannot confirm a pickup without this information. Please allow 3-5 business days for our team to review your request.

How Does RAF Work?

FAQ

RAF is proud and honored to repurpose wedding/event flowers for people in area healthcare facilities. Once the flowers are brought back to RAF’s workshop, volunteers disassemble arrangements, give all flowers a fresh cut and fresh water. A second group of volunteers use the flowers to create new bouquets, which are then hand-delivered to a person in a healthcare facility by a third volunteer group. This whole process takes 24 hours!
Floral donations can be dropped off to RAF Chicago Mondays-Fridays, from 9am-5pm. If needed, RAF is generally able to pick up floral donations within a 30 minute radius of our facility in Evanston. If a weekend pick up is required, a volunteer may be available, although typically we would prefer to pick up from either the venue or the florist on Monday morning. RAF would love to accept vase/container donations, but if the vases/containers need to be returned we may be able to drop off floral buckets before the event.
For planning and scheduling purposes, please coordinate a wedding/event floral donation with RAF at least two weeks before the event.
Yes. Following the event, RAF will issue a donation acknowledgement letter that will provide the date of donation and RAF’s tax exempt letter for your records.

 

If you would like to move forward with donating your flowers to RAF to be repurposed into new bouquets, please complete the below inquiry form. An RAF representative will follow up to discuss next steps and further details.

If you are a florist, wholesaler, or grocery store interested in becoming a floral partner, please contact us directly –

847.430.4751
Contact@RAFChicago.org

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