Random Acts of Flowers is a non-profit that recycles floral arrangements into beautiful bouquets that are delivered to patients at hospitals, senior centers, and other healthcare facilities. They take flowers that were given to someone and repurpose them for someone else, brightening more people’s days with the same flowers.
The idea for Random Acts of Flowers came to founder Larsen Jay after he was in a near-fatal car accident in July 2007. While recovering, he got lots of lovely flowers, but he noticed other patients in the hospital didn’t get any. So he broke his arrangements up into smaller ones and shared them with fellow patients.
When he saw how much of an impact his gesture had on others, he decided to do it on a bigger scale and Random Acts of Flowers was created. Now they have locations in Knoxville, Tampa, Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Indianapolis, where volunteers recycle and repurpose flowers to spread the cheer.