Blossom is committed to continuing our mission to bring women together and inspire them to raise funds through our giving circles which address the needs of women and girls in the Puget Sound and globally. We know in the coming months philanthropy will be critical to preserving the social service safety net that women and girls depend on here in our community and across the globe. Our giving focus for 2020 is more important than ever given the impact of this pandemic.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
While the impact of COVID-19 is extraordinary, each of us can all make a difference by supporting the people, organizations, and causes that create thriving communities. Blossom encourages each of you to give generously in any way you can. As this time and as you are able, give to organizations you know and care about so they can continue to provide critical supports to our community.
COVID-19 AND THE IMPACT ON WOMEN AND GIRLS
Global pandemics affect every aspect of our lives and women experience a deeper and disproportionate impact given our predominant roles as caregivers. Women also work in the fields most impacted by this crisis including health care, childcare and the service industry. To learn more about how COVID-19 impacts women and girls:
Women and girls who are already more vulnerable to economic and health insecurity are facing additional challenges during this time. Women and girls who are surviving violence in their relationships may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing and survivors, in particular, may have special needs around safety, health and confidentiality which are being unmet. To learn more about far reaching consequences and challenges:
OUR PLAN IN 2020 – GIVING SOONER TO MAKE AN IMPACT WHEN IT IS MOST NEEDED
Blossom is continuing to invest in organizations that uplift women and girls and we hope you will consider joining us to pool our contributions and have an even bigger impact. Our plan is to keep our giving focus on personal safety for our 2020 giving cycle, but to move up our timeline for selecting organizations to receive our donations so that we can provide support throughout the year during this crisis when many nonprofits are unable to raise funds that they typically rely on to keep their doors open.
JOIN US TO LEARN MORE AND MAKE AN IMPACT
Please plan to join us for a virtual Founder's Giving Circle meeting on Friday, April 3rd at 7 pm. We will have a virtual icebreaker, lively conversation, and the opportunity for you to share information about nonprofits you think we should consider supporting this year, with a focus on personal safety during this global pandemic.
Please use the link below if you plan to join us - and let us know if you have an organization you would like to share information about so we can plan the agenda accordingly.
Join Zoom Meeting