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 [...]

RAF Chicago and Make It Better

Last November, we partnered with Make It Better to share RAF's mission with Chicago movers and shakers. Part of that partnership was a lovely new interview with Founder/CEO Larsen Jay. Check it out here, and find out a little more about how RAF came to be -

March 22nd, 2019|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom, Videos|

RAF on Flower Power with Jill (March 2019)

Random Acts of Flowers Has Recycled Over 400,000 Bouquets for Patients & Nursing Homes In 2007, Random Acts of Flowers founder Larsen Jay was in a near-fatal accident landing him in a Tennessee hospital bed.  Aside from expert medical care, he also credits the bouquets of flowers generously sent by friends and family in [...]

A Look Back at Delivering Hope in 2018!

As we kick off delivering hope in 2019, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights of 2018. Here's just a small sampling of the milestones and moments that defined our last year here at Random Acts of Flowers!

January 9th, 2019|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

Chicago In Bloom Newsletter – Fall 2018

View this email in your browser IN BLOOM Fall 2018 Dear *|FNAME|*, Today is World Kindness Day, and it’s no accident that this autumn newsletter (and therefore this note from me) is hitting your inbox today. While I know that – grammatically – kindness is a noun; I also know that kindness is something that we [...]

November 21st, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsletters|

Gestures That Can Mean the Most (Chicago, Make It Better, 11.2.2018)

Sometimes it can be the simplest of gestures that can mean the most. Such was the case when Larsen Jay found himself on the receiving end of the kindness of others. In 2007, Jay fell off a roof. While recovering in a hospital from multiple injuries, his room was flooded with flowers from well-wishers, elevating his [...]

November 2nd, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom|

RAF Chicago IN BLOOM Newsletter – Summer 2018

IN BLOOM NEWSLETTER Summer 2018 It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and the days have already begun to shorten. As we reflect on the past three months since our last newsletter, it is no surprise that the summer has flown by! We hope you will enjoy taking a minute to [...]

September 6th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsletters|

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries Every vase has a story. Perhaps, it starts at a florist shop or a gift store or even some warehouse online; but, ideally, that vase finds itself full of flowers and in the home of a grateful recipient. But, after the bouquet's life [...]

August 9th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

Random Acts of Flowers Turns 10 years old (WATE, 7.24.2018)

"A Knoxville-based nonprofit has been bringing smiles to hundreds of thousands of people's faces for 10 years now, and it all started with one bouquet of flowers. Random Acts of Flowers celebrated its 10th birthday Tuesday. Fran Scheidt has been constructing the floral creations since the very beginning. 'It was about a third the size [...]

July 24th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Hope and Encouragement

A decade ago, Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) made its first official delivery. With a strong vision and a simple mission, co-founders Larsen and Adrian Jay started what has become a nationwide phenomenon. Over the past ten years, Random Acts of Flowers has delivered more than 340,000 bouquets of recycled flowers to individuals in hospitals, assisted [...]

July 20th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|