Founder and CEO Larsen Jay at University of Tennessee’s TEDx

Our Founder and CEO Larsen Jay recently spoke at TEDx UTK on The Healing Power of Flowers. He shared his personal experience (which led to the founding of RAF) and testimonials from recipients that truly show the difference that flowers can make in the healing process.

March 7th, 2018|Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Honoring Cindy McConkey Cox

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news of the passing of Cindy McConkey Cox, our Chief Operating & Marketing Officer for Random Acts of Flowers.  After a heroic four-year battle with cancer, Cindy died early this morning with her family by her side. I cannot begin to express how devastated [...]

January 25th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” - Helen Keller Knoxville grower John Benzinger has been cultivating the local soil for more than fifty years. In that time, he ran a tobacco farm and a dairy farm followed by a sunflower nursery. He got into [...]

December 21st, 2017|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

RAF Knoxville IN BLOOM Newsletter – Fall 2017

November 6th, 2017|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

‘Voice’ Winner Makes Special Flower Delivery to Cancer Patient (Inside Edition, 10.19.17)

 

October 19th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

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 [...]

October 11th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

3 Nonprofit Founders Who Are Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com, 9.29.17)

3 Nonprofit Founders Who Are Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com, 9.29.17) by Brian Hughes Who's your business idol? In entrepreneurship circles, it’s natural to look up to figures like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Richard Branson, three innovators who continually inspire people to dream bigger. While there’s no denying these three leaders are certainly role models, others may [...]

September 29th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Farragut Residents Add Cheer with Flowers (Farragut Press, 9.20.2017)

Farragut Residents Add Cheer with Flowers (Farragut Press, 9.20.2017) The core idea of Random Acts of Flowers is to re-purpose flowers; for instance, flowers that have just been used at a wedding could be distributed the next day to patients at a hospital or to residents in a nursing home. This non-profit was founded by [...]

September 21st, 2017|Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

This month, our Branches Nationwide surpassed our 2016 totals!

We are only two-thirds of the way through 2017, but RAF branches nationwide have surpassed our TOTAL deliveries for 2016! We estimate that we will make nearly 100,000 deliveries in 2017! That's an incredible amount of delivering hope!

September 18th, 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

August 16th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|