In 2019 the Women of Blossom Made a Difference

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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