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|

A Testimony to Flower Power (Floral Business, Spring 2019)

June 17th, 2019|Blog, RAF in the News|

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 [...]

Festival of Trees back at Indiana Historical Society (WISH-TV, 12.4.2018)

Festival of Trees back at Indiana Historical Society (WISH-TV, 12.4.2018) We are so thrilled to be part of the community participating in the Festival of Trees at the Indiana Historical Society. Check out our coverage on WISH-TV and then head down to see the 80 trees in person. Don't forget to vote for RAF Indy as your favorite [...]

December 4th, 2018|Blog, RAF in the News|

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|

Everything You Need to Know About Our Origin Story

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 [...]

July 29th, 2016|RAF in the News|

Encouraging random acts of kindness among kids

Chicago Parent By: Kelly Q. Anderson Nicole Jakob, a North Shore area mom, was inspired by two things: a love of art and a loathing of participation trophies. In an era ripe with humble-bragging and social media ‘Likes,’ she set out to promote something different: anonymous altruism. “I wanted to encourage kids to do something [...]

July 28th, 2016|News Releases, RAF in the News|

RAF Annual Conference – Day One

What a great first day at the RAF Annual Conference! Informative speakers ... Lots of new ideas ... And the Big Love Bus! Looking forward to Day Two! Save Save Save Save Save

July 27th, 2016|RAF in the News|

Welcome to the RAF Annual Conference!

We're thrilled to welcome our branches from around the country to this year's RAF annual conference. Over the next few days we'll share highlights from the retreat, but for now, let's kick it off by giving a big Vol welcome to our teams from Chicago, Tampa Bay, Silicon Valley and Indianapolis!

July 25th, 2016|RAF in the News|