Random Acts of Flowers Turns Leftover Stems into Smiles (Palo Alto Pulse, 9.26.2017) Ever visited a friend in the hospital to help lift their spirits and wondered, “But who is there to comfort the people with no friends or family nearby?” That’s where Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) comes in. Random Acts of Flowers: simple [...]
Cancelled Wedding Flowers Repurposed for Milestone (WTSP Tampa Bay, 9.20.17) Saturday, Sept. 9, was supposed to be the perfect day. Justin Murphy and Katherine McKoy planned a sandy-toes wedding on Clearwater Beach for months. Only, the ceremony never happened. Hurricane Irma crossed over land as an enormous Category 4 storm. It made its way up [...]
Random Acts of Flowers Tampa Bay Celebrates 50,000th Delivery Random Acts of Flowers celebrated a big milestone this fall! On September 19th, 2017, the Tampa Bay branch of RAF in Dunedin, FL delivered its 50,000th bouquet to a recipient at Florida Hospital of North Pinellas. Longtime volunteer Rick Lawrence was very excited to be a [...]
We are only two-thirds of the way through 2017, but RAF branches nationwide have surpassed our TOTAL deliveries for 2016! We estimate that we will make nearly 100,000 deliveries in 2017! That's an incredible amount of delivering hope!
Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville Makes 75,000th Delivery Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville celebrated a big milestone yesterday, delivering its 75,000th bouquet to a recipient at Parkwest Hospital! Longtime volunteer liaison, Rita Stroud, was very excited to be a part of this special delivery. “I remember we had 25 bud vases to give out for [...]
"A Jungle of Joy and Happiness": The Knoxville Mercury Discovers the Roots of RAF Coury Turczyn of The Knoxville Mercury spent a little time with our Founder and CEO Larsen Jay and found out more about the roots of our mission, how we've bloomed in Knoxville, and how our branches stretch across the country. "Random Acts [...]
RAF Indianapolis Program Manager Lindsay Potter on WIBC's Caregiver Crossing "There's all kinds of research on how flowers have the power to enhance recover...we use those as a vessel for connection."
“Sometimes, people need a friend to talk to more than anything else”: RAF Founder Larsen Jay and the UT Trauma Survivors Network
"Sometimes, people need a friend to talk to more than anything else." Larsen Jay, Random Acts of Flowers founder and trauma survivor, knows the value of a listening ear and shoulder to lean on more than most, and this has motivated him to be one of the founders and an active member of the University of [...]
Donations bring spring to hospital (The Greenfield Daily Reporter, 3.2.2017) The cheerful riot of flower petals spilling out of Cynthia Fincher’s car was only rivaled by the sweet perfume of the arrangements drawing stares from visitors to Hancock Regional Hospital. Fincher, a volunteer for the Hancock Regional Hospital Guild, brought 40 flower arrangements from [...]