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 [...]

Encouraging random acts of kindness among kids

Chicago Parent By: Kelly Q. Anderson Nicole Jakob, a North Shore area mom, was inspired by two things: a love of art and a loathing of participation trophies. In an era ripe with humble-bragging and social media ‘Likes,’ she set out to promote something different: anonymous altruism. “I wanted to encourage kids to do something [...]

July 28th, 2016|News Releases, RAF in the News|

10 nonprofits changing how we live, dream and help one another

Entrepreneur Magazine By: Lindsay Friedman If you’re ever in need of inspiration, check the nonprofit sector. These groups dedicate themselves to solving problems big and small -- and making the world a better place in the process. They prove that anything is possible if we share our resources and expertise. Over time, our simple gestures [...]

June 1st, 2016|News Releases, RAF in the News|

Knoxville Random Acts of Flowers delivers to mothers in NICU

By: WATE 6 On Your Side KNOXVILLE (WATE) – It’s difficult to celebrate a holiday when your child is in the hospital fighting for their life. In Knoxville, Rosalynn and Ben Vaughan experienced a high risk pregnancy when it came to the birth of their twins, Adaline and Harper. They were both born at 33 [...]

May 6th, 2016|News Releases, RAF in the News|

Floral nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers takes on Cindy McConkey Cox, embraces new opportunities

Knoxville News Sentinel By: Ali James When the founder of Random Acts of Flowers -- Knoxville film and video producer Larsen Jay -- was hospitalized after a near-fatal fall in 2007, he partially credited his recovery to the number of flowers and visitors he received while recuperating. Jay realized not that every patient was so [...]

April 18th, 2016|News Releases, RAF in the News|

Huffington Post: Recycled Flowers Brighten Thousands of Lives

By:  HooplaHa Flowers really do have the power to heal! Random Acts of Flowers is a non-profit organization that recycles flowers into beautiful bouquets that are delivered to patients at hospitals, senior centers and other healthcare facilities. Random Acts of Flowers strives to be a 100% recycling organization with the help of their volunteers, only [...]

March 4th, 2016|News Releases, RAF in the News|

HooplaHa: Recycled Flowers Brighten Thousands of Lives

HooplaHa.com By: Amy Chudy Flowers really do have the power to heal! Random Acts of Flowers is a non-profit organization that recycles flowers into beautiful bouquets that are delivered to patients at hospitals, senior centers and other healthcare facilities. Random Acts of Flowers strives to be a 100% recycling organization with the help of their [...]

March 2nd, 2016|News Releases, RAF in the News|