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What happens to the Valentine’s Day flowers that don’t get sold? (CNN, 2.15.2020)

Valentine's Day represents different things to different people: Love, consumerism, chocolate for breakfast. But for the floral industry, it's essentially a national holiday -- and demand is higher than ever. Flower business booms during Valentine's season: Of the millions of Americans predicted to spend $24.7 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, about 37% of them [...]

2020-07-20T18:05:10+00:00February 17th, 2020|Newsroom, RAF in the News|

RAF on Flower Power with Jill (March 2019)

Random Acts of Flowers Has Recycled Over 400,000 Bouquets for Patients & Nursing Homes In 2007, Random Acts of Flowers founder Larsen Jay was in a near-fatal accident landing him in a Tennessee hospital bed.  Aside from expert medical care, he also credits the bouquets of flowers generously sent by friends and family in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Chris Blue, Winner of The Voice Helps Random Acts of Flowers Celebrate a Quarter Million Deliveries of Hope and Healing

Winner of THE VOICE Helps Celebrate a Quarter Million Deliveries of Hope and Healing Rising Pop Vocalist Chris Blue to Make Milestone Delivery to Cancer Patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital   It is such a simple idea, and yet it has had such a meaningful impact on a quarter million people across [...]

2020-07-20T18:05:20+00:00October 11th, 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

2020-07-20T18:05:21+00:00August 16th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|