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 [...]

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 [...]

In Bloom Newsletter – Spring 2018

IN BLOOM NEWSLETTER Spring 2018 Welcome to the brand new Random Acts of Flowers e-newsletter! We're excited to have the opportunity to keep you up-to-date on goings-on in Knoxville on a more frequent basis, so that you can see how delivering hope is changing lives bouquet-by-bouquet, person-by-person. But, don't worry! We aren't going to clog [...]

2020-07-20T18:05:17+00:00June 6th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

Midsummer comes early for RAF Chicago through Joffrey Ballet Partnership

Just before the end of a long, frigid, lake-effect winter, Random Acts of Flowers Chicago had the opportunity to feel the warmth of summer through a very special partnership with the Joffrey Ballet. For opening night of the company's season opener (and North American premiere) Midsummer Night's Dream, Random Acts of Flowers took center stage for just [...]

2020-07-20T18:05:17+00:00May 11th, 2018|Blog|

“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 [...]

2020-07-20T18:05:19+00:00December 21st, 2017|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

10 Fun Flower Facts for National Poinsettia Day

10 Fun Flower Facts for National Poinsettia Day The poinsettia's association with Christmas comes from a Mexican legend. The story goes that a child, with no means for a gift, gathered humble weeds from the side of the road to place at the church alter on Christmas Eve. As the congregation watched, the weeds turned [...]

2020-07-20T18:05:19+00:00December 12th, 2017|Blog|