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 - [youtube id="dEkOi5W5wAU&t=" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""]

2019-03-22T18:12:41+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom, Videos|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Founder and CEO Larsen Jay at University of Tennessee’s TEDx

Our Founder and CEO Larsen Jay recently spoke at TEDx UTK on The Healing Power of Flowers. He shared his personal experience (which led to the founding of RAF) and testimonials from recipients that truly show the difference that flowers can make in the healing process. [youtube id="eexwprB8zLc" width="1200" height="800" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""][/youtube]

2018-03-07T18:15:58+00:00March 7th, 2018|Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

3 Nonprofit Founders Who Are Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com, 9.29.17)

3 Nonprofit Founders Who Are Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com, 9.29.17) by Brian Hughes Who's your business idol? In entrepreneurship circles, it’s natural to look up to figures like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Richard Branson, three innovators who continually inspire people to dream bigger. While there’s no denying these three leaders are certainly role models, others may [...]

2017-10-02T17:01:22+00:00September 29th, 2017|Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers Tampa Bay Celebrates 50,000th Delivery

Random Acts of Flowers Tampa Bay Celebrates 50,000th Delivery Random Acts of Flowers celebrated a big milestone this fall! On September 19th, 2017, the Tampa Bay branch of RAF in Dunedin, FL delivered its 50,000th bouquet to a recipient at Florida Hospital of North Pinellas. Longtime volunteer Rick Lawrence was very excited to be a [...]

2017-09-20T16:33:39+00:00September 20th, 2017|Newsroom|

Thank You BBQ Honors Knoxville’s First Responders

Thank You BBQ Honors Knoxville’s First Responders Photo Courtesy of Knoxville Fire Dept. Knoxville News Sentinal - First responders with the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, American Medical Response, and other were honored by Random Acts of Flowers founder Larsen Jay on Saturday, ten years to the day that Jay was seriously [...]