Farragut Residents Add Cheer with Flowers (Farragut Press, 9.20.2017) The core idea of Random Acts of Flowers is to re-purpose flowers; for instance, flowers that have just been used at a wedding could be distributed the next day to patients at a hospital or to residents in a nursing home. This non-profit was founded by [...]
We are only two-thirds of the way through 2017, but RAF branches nationwide have surpassed our TOTAL deliveries for 2016! We estimate that we will make nearly 100,000 deliveries in 2017! That's an incredible amount of delivering hope!
"It's such a meaningful mission," [Random Acts of Flowers] COO and CMO Cindy McConkey Cox tells us. To date, they've delivered nearly 250,000 bouquets to people in need. "Giving flowers is so simple yet so personal. People don't often realize the difference you can make with such a small gesture." READ FULL ARTICLE
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 [...]
National Development Director Puts Down Roots to Help Random Acts of Flowers Bloom Random Acts of Flowers has added Sarah Elizabeth Hauge to its national team as National Director of Development. Hauge will be based at the Random Acts of Flowers national headquarters in Knoxville, TN, where she will focus on securing national partners for [...]
The Longest Day: Celebrating Lives Well Lived Today, many of us will celebrate the longest day of the year – the summer solstice – by spending time outside with our friends and family, soaking up the sun, and reveling in the fact that we've made it another year around the sun while twilight slowly settles [...]
"A Jungle of Joy and Happiness": The Knoxville Mercury Discovers the Roots of RAF Coury Turczyn of The Knoxville Mercury spent a little time with our Founder and CEO Larsen Jay and found out more about the roots of our mission, how we've bloomed in Knoxville, and how our branches stretch across the country. "Random Acts [...]
“Sometimes, people need a friend to talk to more than anything else”: RAF Founder Larsen Jay and the UT Trauma Survivors Network
"Sometimes, people need a friend to talk to more than anything else." Larsen Jay, Random Acts of Flowers founder and trauma survivor, knows the value of a listening ear and shoulder to lean on more than most, and this has motivated him to be one of the founders and an active member of the University of [...]
100,000 Volunteer Hours Served! THANK YOU! Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our mission of delivering hope. To date, they have #donated more than 480,000,000 heartbeats. That's more than 100,000 hours of time, talent, and love. There is not a word big enough for how grateful we are. Thank You!
Success Story: Larsen Jay "Many have written about Larsen Jay and his now nationally-present charity Random Acts of Flowers. However, as it often happens with success, we only see the tip of the iceberg – the end-result, the success – but are not privy to the rest of the story. What happens before success is achieved [...]