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 -
Our Founder and CEO Larsen Jay recently spoke at TEDx UTK on The Healing Power of Flowers. He shared his personal experience (which led to the founding of RAF) and testimonials from recipients that truly show the difference that flowers can make in the healing process.
3 Nonprofit Founders Who Are Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com, 9.29.17) by Brian Hughes Who's your business idol? In entrepreneurship circles, it’s natural to look up to figures like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Richard Branson, three innovators who continually inspire people to dream bigger. While there’s no denying these three leaders are certainly role models, others may [...]
Thank You BBQ Honors Knoxville’s First Responders Photo Courtesy of Knoxville Fire Dept. Knoxville News Sentinal - First responders with the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, American Medical Response, and other were honored by Random Acts of Flowers founder Larsen Jay on Saturday, ten years to the day that Jay was seriously [...]
The Impact of a Fall: Reflecting on a Decade's Ripple Effect Larsen Jay soon after his 2007 accident. Ten years ago today, I fell. I fell from a roof onto the hard concrete below. Ten years ago, the impact of that fall affected my body - breaking numerous bones that, along with my [...]
Random Acts of Flowers brings extra kindness to Silicon Valley (San Francisco Chronicle, 6.9.2017) "If you’re having a wedding or other celebration that involves cut-flower arrangements, a new Bay Area charity, Random Acts of Flowers: Silicon Valley, would love to have them after the event. Donated flowers will be recut, rearranged into informal bouquets and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]