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|

We’ve Reached our Goal for the Van Fund Drive!

We've Reached our Goal for the Van Fund Drive! WE DID IT! Thanks to 124 amazing donors, we've reached (and exceeded) the Knoxville Van Fund Drive goal! We're so grateful for all the support! Stay tuned for updates and to see the van make its first delivery soon! Still want to [...]

July 25th, 2019|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

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|

A Look Back at Delivering Hope in 2018!

As we kick off delivering hope in 2019, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights of 2018. Here's just a small sampling of the milestones and moments that defined our last year here at Random Acts of Flowers!

January 9th, 2019|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society|

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Every Vase has a Place: RAF Knoxville and Knox Area Rescue Ministries Every vase has a story. Perhaps, it starts at a florist shop or a gift store or even some warehouse online; but, ideally, that vase finds itself full of flowers and in the home of a grateful recipient. But, after the bouquet's life [...]

August 9th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society|

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 [...]

July 24th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|

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 [...]

July 20th, 2018|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|