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In Bloom Newsletter – Winter 2019

View this email in your browser IN BLOOM Winter 2019 “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ~ Albert Camus It [...]

February 28th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsletters|

RAF Knoxville Celebrates 100,000 Deliveries (WATE and WBIR, 2.19.19 and 2.20.19)

RAF Knoxville Celebrates 100,000 Deliveries Even though Random Acts of Flowers’ entire mission is devoted to providing personal moments of kindness throughout the year, making a milestone delivery in the middle of National Random Acts of Kindness Week still feels a little extra special. RAF Knoxville made its first official delivery just over 10 [...]

February 20th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, News Releases, Newsroom, RAF in the News, Videos|

Paying It Forward With Your Valentine’s Bouquet (WATE, 2.14.19)

Paying It Forward With Your Valentine's Bouquet (WATE, 2.14.19) We all love the Valentine's Day flowers, but there's another fantastic way to pay it forward with those flowers so that they bring others joy! It's an organization called Random Acts of Flowers! This group made up of more than 300 volunteers takes flowers that are [...]

February 15th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom, RAF in the News, Videos|

A Look Back at Delivering Hope in 2018!

As we kick off delivering hope in 2019, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights of 2018. Here's just a small sampling of the milestones and moments that defined our last year here at Random Acts of Flowers!

January 9th, 2019|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

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|