New Students Launch UT Experience with Service Projects (UTK News, 8.16.19)

Hundreds of new students spent part of this week getting a taste of what it means to be a Volunteer by serving communities through the Ignite Serves program. First-year students partnered with a slate of Knoxville organizations to help fulfill needs in the community. They loaded backpacks with school supplies and inspirational notes to be [...]

August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Newsroom, RAF in the News|

RAF Knoxville named 2019 Non-Profit Recycler of the Year

On August 16, 2019, Meredith Leahy, President of Tennessee Recycling Coalition, delivered an address at the Annual Recycler of the Year reception presented by Tennessee Recycling Coalition (TRC). Each year TRC honors the most dedicated and successful individuals and organizations working to advance recycling in our State. The reception is a highlight of two days [...]

August 20th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, News Releases, Newsroom, 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 [...]

RAF Knoxville Celebrates 100,000 Deliveries (WATE and WBIR, 2.19.19 and 2.20.19)

RAF Knoxville Celebrates 100,000 Deliveries Even though Random Acts of Flowers’ entire mission is devoted to providing personal moments of kindness throughout the year, making a milestone delivery in the middle of National Random Acts of Kindness Week still feels a little extra special. RAF Knoxville made its first official delivery just over 10 [...]

February 20th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, News Releases, Newsroom, RAF in the News, Videos|

Paying It Forward With Your Valentine’s Bouquet (WATE, 2.14.19)

Paying It Forward With Your Valentine's Bouquet (WATE, 2.14.19) We all love the Valentine's Day flowers, but there's another fantastic way to pay it forward with those flowers so that they bring others joy! It's an organization called Random Acts of Flowers! This group made up of more than 300 volunteers takes flowers that are [...]

February 15th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom, RAF in the News, Videos|

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|