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|

100,000 Volunteer Hours Served! THANK YOU!

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!

April 7th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

Something Bright during a Dark Time: The Impact of Random Acts of Flowers

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 [...]

March 27th, 2017|Blog, Chicago Patron Society|

Guest Blog: The Magic Healing Power of Flowers by Katie Hess of LotusWei

Guest Blog: The Magic Healing Power of Flowers by Katie Hess of LotusWei Flowers bring joy to our faces and light up our lives. Being around them simply makes us feel better, and scientific studies have shown that flowers in a hospital room can even help us heal faster by promoting lower stress and perceived [...]

February 15th, 2017|Blog|