Non-profit continues their mission of delivering smiles nationwide
Knoxville, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Aug. 5, Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) reached a major milestone, receiving their 100,000th vase donation, set to be recycled, repurposed and then utilized for bouquet deliveries. Headquartered in Knoxville, RAF was able to reach the magical number thanks to recent vase drives at all four of their locations around the country.
Each donated vase is cleaned, filled with recycled and repurposed flowers, and then delivered as a beautiful bouquet and moment of kindness to individuals in hospitals, senior care facilities and hospice centers located throughout neighboring communities of each of the non-profit’s four locations – Knoxville, Tenn., Pinellas County, Fla. (Tampa), Silicon Valley, Calif. and Chicago.
Since its founding in 2008, RAF has received thousands of flowers and vase donations from grocery stores, funeral homes, weddings and other events that are then repurposed by volunteer teams who build the beautiful arrangements for delivery to patients who may not have other visitors or support.
“I continue to be amazed by the growth of this unique organization as we deliver more than just flowers – we change people’s lives,” said Larsen Jay, founder and CEO of Random Acts of Flowers. “Every donated vase we receive and then recycle and repurpose represents a container filled with happiness and joy for someone in need of a smile.”
In addition to future expansions planned for other parts of the country, Jay anticipates celebrating their 100,000th flower bouquet delivery later this year.
“This is definitely an exciting time to be a part of Random Acts of Flowers,” added Jay. “But we could not do it without the amazing support of the local communities, businesses and volunteers that have truly embraced our mission and continue to help us grow from a small, local charity into a national success.”
The Knoxville branch is located at 3500 Workman Rd.
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