RAF Tampa Bay Makes 7,500th Delivery to Bay Pines VA Hospital

"Where there is valor, there is hope.” - Tacitus  Since October 2013, RAF Tampa Bay has delivered more 85,000 bouquets to hospitals, rehab centers and nursing facilities through the dedication of more than 100 active volunteers that do everything from washing and collecting vases, gathering and prepping flowers, and – finally - arranging and delivering.  [...]

August 20th, 2019|Blog, News Releases, RAF in the News|

A Testimony to Flower Power (Floral Business, Spring 2019)

June 17th, 2019|Blog, RAF in the News|

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 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 [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Our Origin Story

Random Acts of Flowers' journey started with the vision of one man who saw firsthand the healing power of flowers. Nine years ago today, our founder Larsen Jay had a near-fatal accident that changed his life forever. While repairing a building, he fell off a ladder and suffered massive injuries. He was rushed to the [...]

July 29th, 2016|RAF in the News|

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|

RAF Annual Conference – Day One

What a great first day at the RAF Annual Conference! Informative speakers ... Lots of new ideas ... And the Big Love Bus! Looking forward to Day Two! Save Save Save Save Save

July 27th, 2016|RAF in the News|

Welcome to the RAF Annual Conference!

We're thrilled to welcome our branches from around the country to this year's RAF annual conference. Over the next few days we'll share highlights from the retreat, but for now, let's kick it off by giving a big Vol welcome to our teams from Chicago, Tampa Bay, Silicon Valley and Indianapolis!

July 25th, 2016|RAF in the News|

Only 10 Days Left To Help Us Win $10K from KIND Causes

Every month, KIND Causes gives $10,000 to support a great cause. This month, our branch in Silicon Valley has a shot at winning this meaningful funding, but only if we get more votes. You can earn us four points by voting at the link below, then sharing on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Vote Now Thank you for helping [...]

July 22nd, 2016|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|