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What happens to the Valentine’s Day flowers that don’t get sold? (CNN, 2.15.2020)

Valentine's Day represents different things to different people: Love, consumerism, chocolate for breakfast. But for the floral industry, it's essentially a national holiday -- and demand is higher than ever. Flower business booms during Valentine's season: Of the millions of Americans predicted to spend $24.7 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, about 37% of them [...]

2020-07-20T21:23:57+00:00February 17th, 2020|Newsroom, RAF in the News|

RAF Tampa Bay In Bloom Newsletter – August 2019

View this email in your browser IN BLOOM August 2019 It's been a busy summer here at our Dunedin workshop, and - thanks to the support of our volunteers, donors, and friends like you - we've made thousands of deliveries to people in our community! We couldn't do it without you, and we're so glad [...]

2020-07-20T21:23:57+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Newsletter, Newsroom|

RAF Tampa Bay Makes 7,500th Delivery to Bay Pines VA Hospital

"Where there is valor, there is hope.” - Tacitus  Since October 2013, RAF Tampa Bay has delivered more 85,000 bouquets to hospitals, rehab centers and nursing facilities through the dedication of more than 100 active volunteers that do everything from washing and collecting vases, gathering and prepping flowers, and – finally - arranging and delivering.  [...]

2020-07-20T21:23:58+00:00August 20th, 2019|Blog, News Releases, RAF in the News|

The Brightest Week Shines at RAF – June 17-21

    View this email in your browser This past week, we honored THE BRIGHTEST WEEK, focusing our mission on those battling Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, and other memory issues Thanks to the amazing support of the Care Institute Group, we made more than 2,600 deliveries to memory care facilities in Knoxville, Tampa Bay, Chicago, and Indianapolis. "I'm just [...]

2020-07-20T21:23:58+00:00June 26th, 2019|Blog|

Tampa Bay In Bloom Newsletter – May 2019

    View this email in your browser IN BLOOM May 2019 Dear *|FNAME|*, The Random Acts of Flowers workshop has been awash in springtime flowers for the last few months, and we have used them to make more than 3,100 deliveries of hope and encouragement in our community since you last heard from us. We [...]

2020-07-20T21:23:59+00:00June 11th, 2019|Blog, Newsletter, Newsletters|

Getting to Know Larsen Jay (Knoxville Focus, 3.31.19)

Getting to Know Larsen Jay by Mike Steely In this week’s Getting to Know feature, The Knoxville Focus chatted with someone who positively impacts other people, people he may never meet, and what he does comes as a welcomed surprise and sometimes brings tears of gratitude. Larsen Jay is a husband, father, Knox County [...]