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Knoxville In Bloom Newsletter – Fall 2018

View this email in your browser IN BLOOM Fall 2018 Today is World Kindness Day, and it’s no accident that this autumn newsletter (and therefore this note from me) is hitting your inbox today. While I know that – grammatically – kindness is a noun; I also know that kindness is something that we do, [...]

November 21st, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsletters|

RAF Knoxville In Bloom Newsletter – Summer 2018

IN BLOOM NEWSLETTER Summer 2018 We're thinking about what a busy summer we've had (touching more than 3,700 recipients' lives since the beginning of June) and how much we have in store for us as the weather cools down. We hope that your summer has been full of giving, fun, and adventure, too! Thank [...]

September 6th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsletters|

“I might forget the flowers, but I’ll never forget the smiles.” – Volunteer Sharon Kyker

Two years ago, volunteer Sharon Kyker heard about Random Acts of Flowers in the newspaper and from a friend who was involved. She signed up shortly after and - since then - she's loved every aspect of volunteering. You can often find Sharon (who is retired from her teaching career) in the workshop on arranging days because [...]

August 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Help Us Welcome Emma Hayes to the Team!

Help Us Welcome Emma Hayes to the Team! Emma Hayes first joined the RAF Knoxville team as a spring intern, but - after a brief stint studying abroad in Spain - she returned as our new program coordinator. She shared with us what brought her back to RAF and why the mission is so important [...]

August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries Every vase has a story. Perhaps, it starts at a florist shop or a gift store or even some warehouse online; but, ideally, that vase finds itself full of flowers and in the home of a grateful recipient. But, after the bouquet's life [...]

August 9th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

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 [...]

July 24th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

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 [...]

July 20th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Happiness Week (WBIR, 7.12.18)

For Happiness Week, WBIR's  Rebecca Sweet and Leslie Ackerson visited the RAF Knoxville workshop to learn the ways you can deliver some summer sunshine to folks who need it. SEE THEIR COVERAGE HERE -  

July 12th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

“He grows them, cuts them, then gives them away” (WBIR, 7.2.2018)

WBIR's Emily Stroud paid a visit to one of our dear friends and supporters John Benzinger - a retired flower farmer who now puts his green thumb toward delivering hope!   Also, check out our full interview with John from last year on our Blog!

July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

The Brightest Week at RAF Tampa Bay (Bobby Lewis, WTSP, 6.19.19)

"This week, RAF Tampa Bay is going to 800 [deliveries]. They're more than doubling their efforts, because the problem is so great. More than 5.7 Americans are living with Alzheimer's right now. Admittedly, they may not remember that the flowers showed up today, but when they notice them on the bedside table, they'll remember that [...]

June 20th, 2018|Blog, Newsroom|