Floral Donations

Whether you are an event planner, bride/groom, florist, venue, or family member, thank you for considering donating flowers to Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) Knoxville! We know your flowers have already served a very special purpose and we are thankful that their beauty can continue to provide kindness, encouragement and support to neighbors in our community.

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 Indianapolis 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.

PLEASE NOTE that by completing the below form RAF does not guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request.

  • Examples: Bride, Florist, Event Planner, Family Member
  • Examples: Jane Doe and Bob Smith Wedding; X Corporation Annual Holiday Luncheon; Smith 50th Wedding Anniversary
  • We send acknowledgements for all our floral donors. Who should we send an acknowledgement to for this donation?