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|

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 Chicago and Make It Better

Last November, we partnered with Make It Better to share RAF's mission with Chicago movers and shakers. Part of that partnership was a lovely new interview with Founder/CEO Larsen Jay. Check it out here, and find out a little more about how RAF came to be -

March 22nd, 2019|Blog, Chicago Patron Society, Newsroom, Videos|

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|

Give Me My Flowers While I Yet Live (Chronicles Too!, 1.24.19)

Give Me My Flowers While I Yet Live By Janine Lattimore I am a member of the Classy Living Society, which is a national women’s community service organization.  This past weekend I, along with several other members and CLS Founder LaShanda Pitts, went to Tampa, Florida to sisterhood bond with Tampa members.  As part of the [...]

January 29th, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|

Random Acts of Flowers Bring Smiles, Aromas, 50,000th Bouquet (IndyStar, 11/29.2018)

  Random Acts of Flowers Bring Smiles, Aromas, 50,000th Bouquet (IndyStar, 11/29.2018) This team of rockstar volunteers created more than 200 arrangements to be delivered to patients at Eskenazi Health —one of which was the 50,000th delivery since our launch in Indy! Random Acts of Flowers [...]

November 30th, 2018|Newsroom, RAF in the News|

Random Acts of Flowers Indianapolis celebrates 50,000 deliveries back where it all began

Random Acts of Flowers Indianapolis celebrates 50,000 deliveries back where it all began  A little more than two years ago, the Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) Indianapolis workshop in Broad Ripple was abuzz with activity. The newest branch of the national floral nonprofit was preparing to make its first deliveries. And, in mid-October 2016, the [...]

November 27th, 2018|Blog, News Releases, Newsroom|