“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|

Meet Random Acts of Flowers Queen of Green, Sarah Cronan

Meet RAF's Queen of Green, Sarah Cronan Headshot by Crystal Martin This week, Random Acts of Flowers' National Director of Finance and Administration Sarah Cronan, is more than 1,000 miles away from our National Headquarters, attending the 2017 Perennial Plant Association Symposium in Denver, Colorado. Because - while Sarah is the Queen [...]

July 26th, 2017|Blog|

The Longest Day: Celebrating Lives Well Lived

The Longest Day: Celebrating Lives Well Lived Today, many of us will celebrate the longest day of the year – the summer solstice – 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 [...]

June 21st, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

Tuesdays with Flowers: Making Memories Blossom with Random Acts of Flowers

Tuesdays with Flowers: Making Memories Blossom with Random Acts of Flowers Describing Stephanie Mataya as a caregiver feels like a vast understatement once you get to know her. A full-time speech pathologist, wife, mom, stepmom, and dog/cat/lizard mom, Stephanie spends her time bettering the lives of the people (and animals) who surround her and nurturing a [...]

May 30th, 2017|Blog|

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Silicon Valley Spring 2017 Newsletter

May 18th, 2017|Blog, Newsletter, Uncategorized|

“Sometimes, people need a friend to talk to more than anything else”: RAF Founder Larsen Jay and the UT Trauma Survivors Network

"Sometimes, people need a friend to talk to more than anything else."  Larsen Jay, Random Acts of Flowers founder and trauma survivor, knows the value of a listening ear and shoulder to lean on more than most, and this has motivated him to be one of the founders and an active member of the University of [...]

May 15th, 2017|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

Appreciating our Volunteers Across the Country

Meet Some of our Volunteers Across the Nation Al and Liz Chase - Chicago RAF Chicago volunteers, Al and Liz Chase, have a very simple reason for their more than a year of involvement in our mission of delivering hope. “We like flowers; almost everybody likes flowers. Delivering them is such a loving [...]

April 26th, 2017|Blog|

Celebrating 200,000 Deliveries Nationwide!

Celebrating 200,000 Deliveries Nationwide! Today, we're celebrating an incredible milestone. At our five branches across the country, we have made 200,000 deliveries of hope and encouragement!  And, of course, we couldn't have reached this momentous number without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Thank you for giving us a [...]

April 20th, 2017|Blog|

“Drown Your Sorrows in Good Deeds” – How loss turned to hope with Random Acts of Flowers

"Drown Your Sorrows in Good Deeds" How loss turned to hope with Random Acts of Flowers  When Theresa Heller's young son Charlie passed away in a tragic accident during the summer of 2015, she felt understandably at sea. He had been a vibrant boy and a source of love and laughter for his mother, family, [...]

April 17th, 2017|Blog|