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Improving the emotional health and well being of individual in healthcare facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness. 

Features Blog Post: An Interview with Ruth Onesi

For Ruth Onesi, it would be a more than eight-hour drive from her home in Niagara Falls, NY, to our nearest branch in Indianapolis, IN. And, despite that her donations deliver hope and encouragement to people she will never meet in cities she may never visit, RAF can count on Onesi’s support like clockwork. Read More...

National News:
Time Magazine Presents
"The Optimist Bias"

The belief that the future will be much better than the past and present is known as the optimism bias. It abides in every race, region and socioeconomic bracket. Schoolchildren playing when-I-grow-up are rampant optimists, but so are grownups: a 2005 study found that adults over 60 are just as likely to see the glass half full as young adults. Read More...

Silicon Valley

Delivers Encouragement to Stanford 

When Camille Kennedy enters patient rooms at Stanford Health Care, she is reminded of the isolation she felt when she was admitted to the hospital after an unexpected trip to the Emergency Department. Read More... 
Chicago
Emilie's Story, The Ripple Effect
 
Just as each bouquet made by our volunteers is different, each recipient has an unique story. As the last day unfolded along our GROW 2016 fundraising tour celebrity guest speaker, HGTV host Chris Lambton, had a visit with Emilie. Read More...

Knoxville
Holiday Deliveries

Knoxville was happy to spread encouragement and holiday cheer this season: "Well, I'm 92 years old and I don't have many things to cheer me up so I'm glad to get the flowers," said Sherrill Hill resident Bill Smith. Read More...
Tampa Bay
Meet Volunteer, Jim Overton

 
When Jim Overton retired, his wife quickly noticed that boredom and lack of activity were affecting his mood. She and their friend Tampa Board Member Pam Ora, suggested that RAF might be a good way for him to stay active, make friends, & contribute to the community. Read More...

Indianapolis
Bouquets Make a Difference

Recipients of arrangements are touched and surprised. “The calls we get from these recipients, they just make you weep because you know what that arrangement looked like. You know it was not a big extravagant bouquet, it was a tiny little happy, made-with-love arrangement to a stranger,” said Alison Kothe.  Read More... 
I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for the kind work you do in delivering and re-purposing flowers to patients like myself. I am (unfortunately) a regular patient at the hospital, coming in for cancer treatments every few weeks, but this was the first time I received flowers from Random Acts of Flowers. It might seem like such a small gesture to some, but means so much to a patient like myself. 
 
-Sara Mason aka "Silva", Stanford Hospital Recipient
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