Frequently Asked Questions

Who we Are

We are a nonprofit organization headquarted in Knoxville, Tennessee, with branch locations around the country. We recycle flowers from the floral industry, as well as local companies, florists, grocery stores, funeral homes and events like weddings. We turn these flowers into beautiful bouquets and deliver them to those struggling with injury, illness and the aging process every week in neighborhoods all over the country.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, email us. We’re always ready to assist you.

Media & Speaking Engagements

If you’re a member of the media, and you would like more information about us, visit our Newsroom. To set up an interview, contact our CMO, Cindy McConkey at Cindy@RandomActsofFlowers.org or (865) 248-3045.
Our staff members are available to speak at events of all types and sizes, from church functions to club meetings. To have CMO / COO Cindy McConkey speak at your event, email Cindy@RandomActsofFlowers.org. For CEO / Founder Larsen Jay, email Larsen@RandomActsofFlowers.org. For the Executive Director in your area, contact the branch nearest you or call the national office at (865) 248-3045.

Financial Support FAQs

 There are a variety of ways to support Random Acts of Flowers. You can make a financial donation, donate materials like flowers or vases or even contact us about becoming a corporate donor. You can also support us by making us your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and purchasing one of the products whose sales benefit us.
All financial donations are used to support operations fulfilling the charitable mission in our cities. Our branches are run by three paid staff positions (Executive Director, Director of Mission Fulfillment, and Office Coordinator) and driven by an active volunteer force. For more information, visit the Financial Accountability page.

Volunteering FAQs

Without the dedication of our volunteers, Random Acts of Flowers would not be able to provide beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness throughout our community. Volunteers utilize and recycle donated flowers from special events, memorial services, grocery stores and wholesalers to turn what would otherwise be waste into something fresh and meaningful! When you volunteer with us, expect to have fun, meet new people, be creative, and bring smiles to our community!
We are committed to making the volunteer registration process quick and easy! Training is provided on site, and there is an array of volunteer opportunities perfect for individuals, groups, and families! Please visit our Volunteer page for more information
Yes. Most volunteer opportunities are best suited for children 12 and older. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Every child must have a signed Youth Waiver before volunteering.
Groups are encouraged and welcomed. Learn more about group volunteering and team building opportunities.
  • Picking up donated flowers and vases
  • Sorting, composting, and organizing donated flowers
  • Arranging fresh bouquets
  • Delivering bouquets throughout our community
  • Organizing the workshop
  • Lending a hand at special events
Yes. We ask that anyone interested in volunteering attend an orientation. During orientation, new volunteers will meet our team, learn about volunteer opportunities, and have hands-on training working with the flowers. Stayed tuned for orientation opportunities!
Our normal volunteer schedule is Monday through Thursday, with most shifts during daytime hours. Evening and weekend shifts are scheduled occasionally.  Please review our Volunteer page for more information.
Absolutely! We frequently participate in special events (bridal shows, volunteer fairs, etc.) and also holds fundraisers that require volunteer assistance. Sign up to receive our newsletter with upcoming opportunities.
All contributions to Random Acts of Flowers are invaluable. To make a financial donation please click here. We also always need vases, feel free to bring any extras to our workshop or even hold a vase drive.
Most volunteers prefer to work while standing, but for those who do not want or are unable to, stools and fatigue mats are available for use in our workshop. Our facilities are all wheelchair accessible.
Many volunteer opportunities are in a warehouse-type setting and therefore we recommend comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes, we will provide gloves and aprons. Volunteers making floral deliveries are asked to dress business casual and identification provided by Random Acts of Flowers
We are proud to provide opportunities for students to receive community service credit in order to achieve academic success and give back to the community. View our Volunteer page for more information.
No. Our workshop will have all of the tools you need and light refreshments. Join us today and get ready to have a great time and bring encouragement and beauty to others.

General FAQs

Random Acts of Flowers is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible according to IRS regulations (Tax ID#26-3006360). Consult your tax professional for further information.
No. We never charge for any of our charitable services. Whether you’re a flower donor or a healthcare facility, Random Acts of Flowers’ services are free of charge.
We are 100 percent privately funded. We do not accept any public funding, but rather rely on donations from generous donors in the community, corporate sponsorships, grants/foundation support and through special event fundraisers.
We don’t. By design, Random Acts of Flowers relies on nurses and caregivers in health care facilities to determine patients who are in need of extra cheer.
Unfortunately, no. We do not individualize our charitable services, but rather work with health care professionals to determine the floral recipients.