Updated: Nov 4, 2019

If not us… who? We are not just talking about the women of Blossom. We believe the world needs more caring, compassion and empathy; whether your jam is helping women and girls (like ours), clean water and air, mental and physical health, global warming, schools or poverty … the list goes on. We have chosen not to wait for “somebody else” and encourage others to learn and get involved in whatever calls to them. Educating ourselves is a big part of being a part of Blossom and each year we learn about the issues that impact women and girls and support organizations that make an difference.



Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead


OUR JAM... SUPPORTING WOMEN AND GIRLS LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY


YES, our work matters.

YES, collectively we make a difference.

YES, the women of blossom are a small group but part of a bigger picture and larger movement.


There is a movement happening all over the globe that recognizes, and now data backs up, the connection between supporting women and girls and the lasting impact on communities. We know that supporting women and girls in specific areas like education, healthcare and personal safety (more reading) can make a big impact locally and globally.



2019 RECIPIENTS

In 2019 the Women of Blossom’s focus was “Education” and through our collective giving process we will be donating nearly $20,000 to two incredible organizations that help women and girls. Please visit their websites for more information.


Kakenya’s Dream - International Organization

https://www.kakenyasdream.org/


The Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS) - Local Organization

https://fepps.org


2019 BLOSSOM GIVING CIRCLES GIFTS WILL PROVIDE

  • Eight girls in rural Kenya with a year of schooling

  • Protection from female genital mutilation

  • Five incarcerated women with one year of college

  • Skills needed to obtain meaningful employment for women post release

  • Preparation for women in prison to become providers, leaders, and examples for their families and communities

WHY WE DO THIS WORK - WORLDWIDE STATISTICS

  • 1 out of 3 women worldwide will be physically or sexually abused in their lifetime

  • 31% of US households headed by women are in poverty

  • 2/3 of all adults who cannot read are women

  • 70% of human trafficking are women or girls (2 out of 3 being girls)

  • 1 woman every minute dies from complications pregnancy or childbirth

  • 91% of all refugees are women

  • Women hold:

- 10% of world income


- 1% of world property


GOOD NEWS - HELPING WOMEN AND GIRLS MAKES A BIG IMPACT!

  • Women reinvest 90% of their income to their families (compared to men @ 30-40%)

  • Healthy, educated and empowered women have healthy, educated, and empowered Sons and Daughters

  • When women participate in public life, government corruption declines

2019 GIVING - IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

You do not need to be a part of a circle to be a part of the collective giving power of Blossom and you can still give to make an impact. Go to our donation page: https://www.blossombenefit.com/donate

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Updated: Feb 13, 2019

Blossom held it’s (re)Launch event on Saturday February 3rd where old and new friends came to listen to what Blossom has been up to for the last couple of years and find out if they wanted to engage in our new "Giving Circle" model. The overall goal of Blossom is to make an impact in the lives of women and girls locally and internationally and this new model helps us do just that! Last year during our inaugural giving circle, which was our “test run”, several women came together to learn about the issues facing women and girls and pledged their philanthropy dollars, which combined together with other circle members made more of an

impact than they would have singularly.


Exceeding our goal by $2000, we collected $12,000, and gave donations to two organizations; Days for Girls (International) received a check from Blossom for $6000 and REST – Real Escape from the Sex Trade (Local) also received $6000. Representatives from both of those organizations came to our (re)Launch and talked about what they do and how the gift from Blossom will impact others. In a very cool and inspiring moment, the representatives from those organizations brainstormed on how they could work together!


What next? We are now ready to move forward in a bigger way. Currently we have several women who will be leading circles in 2019 and many women who want to participate in a circle. These women are motivated by not only learning about what is going on with women and girls and the desire to make an impact, but to also be in community with one another. Most expressed their circles were formed with the desire to carve out time for themselves, have fun, and give back.


If you are interested in leading or being a part of a giving circle please let us know by

February 15th, we are helping coordinate circles now and would like to have most established by March 1st. Please checkout our website for more information and also feel free to reach out to the Board with questions at info@womenofblossom.org.

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Updated: Jan 13, 2019


Visit the Days for Girls website

MISSION & VISION

We're turning periods into pathways.

Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we're creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.

Our movement has reached more than one million girls — and counting!  With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.



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