Volunteers ensure flowers get 2nd chance to brighten someone’s day (WTHR, 2.20.2020)

"Have you ever wondered where Valentine's Day flowers go when they aren't sold? This is it. Random Acts of Flowers is where flowers go to get a second chance. "These are really good flowers that would normally go into the trash," said volunteer Amber Livers. Thanks to 400 volunteers like Amber, they have a second [...]

February 21st, 2020|Newsroom|

What happens to the Valentine’s Day flowers that don’t get sold? (CNN, 2.15.2020)

Valentine's Day represents different things to different people: Love, consumerism, chocolate for breakfast. But for the floral industry, it's essentially a national holiday -- and demand is higher than ever. Flower business booms during Valentine's season: Of the millions of Americans predicted to spend $24.7 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, about 37% of them [...]

February 17th, 2020|Newsroom, RAF in the News|

Bridge the Gap: Episode 94

December 16th, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|

Indianapolis In Bloom Newsletter – August 2019

  View this email in your browser   IN BLOOM August 2019 It's been a busy summer here at our Indianapolis workshop, and - thanks to the support of our volunteers, donors, and friends like you - we've made thousands of deliveries to people in our community! We couldn't do it without you, and we're [...]

August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Newsletter, 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 [...]

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|

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|

Happiness Week (WBIR, 7.12.18)

For Happiness Week, WBIR's  Rebecca Sweet and Leslie Ackerson visited the RAF Knoxville workshop to learn the ways you can deliver some summer sunshine to folks who need it. SEE THEIR COVERAGE HERE -  

July 12th, 2018|Blog, Knoxville Patron Society, Newsroom|