Early this year, Marie made the difficult decision to move her husband and herself into an assisted living facility due to his worsening Alzheimer's. "In our first month there, your organization delivered flowers to his room. He was so happy to receive them," Marie shared in a hand-written note. But even more than the immediate sense of joy, the gift from Random Acts of Flowers has a longer lasting effect. "Now after breakfast every day he goes out to the garden and picks flowers. He has roses, tulips, and sometimes just picks up leaves to place in the vase in his room. He never would have done this without receiving flowers from your organization."
Week after week, month after month, we have been privileged to witness the impact of our mission at Random Acts of Flowers - replacing anxiety, pain, fear and isolation with hope, encouragement, recognition and the reminder that no one is alone. Since our humble beginning in 2008, we have delivered healing and hope to almost 265,000 of our most vulnerable community members - people dealing with injury, illness and the aging process - through the delivery of recycled flowers and personal moments of kindness. Our mission encompasses a wide range of health issues, from cancer, heart disease and diabetes to neurological disorders, physical disabilities and memory loss. And with each delivery, our impact extends beyond the recipient to family members, caregivers and our devoted volunteers.
Won't you help us continue to make a difference? Frankly, Random Acts of Flowers is at a crossroads, with tremendous interest and opportunity to expand our reach, yet we are severely limited by our financial resources. A gift of $2,000 will pay the annual utilities for all of our workshop supplies for all of our branches. As we work to grow and expand our mission, your donation will help ensure that we can sustain our branches and touch as many lives as possible.
Our mission depends on the generosity of people like you. Random Acts of Flowers receives no federal or state funding. Your contribution will support the work we do across the country. Please give today.
Donate securely online at www.RAFChicago.org. Your investment will be leveraged in a way that truly changes lives - one bouquet at a time, one individual at a time, one personal moment at a time.