Random Acts of Flowers improves the emotional health and well-being of individuals in health care facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness. Random Acts of Flowers makes real impact in communities around the country. Whether we’re improving people’s health and well-being through flower deliveries, or recycling flowers and vases that would have gone to the landfill, our work results in real and lasting change.
The Healing Power of Flowers
Random Acts of Flowers’ mission is to bring moments of kindness in the form of a beautiful floral bouquet. Our recipients’ joy is enough to justify our work, but these deliveries have also been clinically proven to have a positive effect on health and well-being.
A study conducted in early 2016 by the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine confirms the positive impact that deliveries from Random Acts of Flowers have on the emotional wellness of medical patients.
- Almost 95% of respondents self-reported that the unexpected delivery from Random Acts of Flowers improved their overall emotional wellness, with 73.5% reporting “extreme improvement.”
- 81.1% of respondents reported they had not received other gifts of flowers outside of the Random Acts of Flowers delivery.
- 11.3% of the sample said our volunteers were the only visitors they had during their hospital stay.
Recycling flowers is the method behind Random Acts of Flowers’ mission. We strive to recycle 100 percent of the arrangements we receive, from ribbons, wire and foam, to vases and flowers. Clippings and other green waste are composted and used by landscapers, gardeners and other partners in the community. Our organization is dedicated to keeping floral materials out of the landfills.
At the conclusion of Random Acts of Flowers’ recycling and repurposing efforts, the most important thing happens: a patient in an area healthcare facility is delivered a bouquet of flowers and offered encouragement, support and a moment of kindness and compassion.
We are recipients of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Medal and the “Green Achievers” award from Go Green East Tennessee.