Bloom Hosts Back to School Donation Drive-A-Thon on July 18

Bloom Hosts Back to School Donation Drive-A-Thon on July 18

Did you know that Bloom supports the academic success of foster children? Thanks to programming made possible through our generous donors, 85% of children show academic improvement within the first six months of being placed with a Bloom foster family. Bloom is able to provide foster children with a variety of academic support, including tutoring…

KEEPING SIBLINGS TOGETHER

KEEPING SIBLINGS TOGETHER

“Throughout their lifespan, people who have close sibling relationships have better mental health, better psychological health, and better social relationships.” For the estimated 80% of Americans who have siblings, many can attest to the importance their sibling relationship has on their life. And while researchers and child welfare professionals alike have begun to understand the…

Bloom’s President and CEO Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Bloom’s President and CEO Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Bloom’s President and CEO, Becky Davenport, recently celebrated her 20th anniversary with the organization. In May of 2004, she was named Executive Director of Fayette Youth Protection Homes, which is now known as Bloom. It’s not common for a CEO to remain with an organization for over 20 years, especially in the nonprofit sector, but…

Bloom Closet in Rome Equips Local Foster Children For 4H Camp

Bloom Closet in Rome Equips Local Foster Children For 4H Camp

The new Bloom Closet location in Rome recently welcomed one of its first families in need. The staff and volunteers were eager to assist a kinship foster family, which included a grandmother raising two granddaughters, preparing for a trip to summer camp. The girls were members of 4H in Chattooga County and had raised funds…

Bloom Expands Foster Care Support to Northwest Georgia

Bloom Expands Foster Care Support to Northwest Georgia

On May 21st, over 120 community members, including civic and business leaders, gathered alongside Bloom staff to celebrate the grand opening of our new facility in Rome. Attendees of the grand opening had the opportunity to hear from Bloom leadership and staff, as well as Restoration Rome Co-Founders Jeff and Mary Margaret Mauer, as they…

Bloom Ball Supporters and Attendees Raise Over $400,000 to Help Foster Children!

Bloom Ball Supporters and Attendees Raise Over $400,000 to Help Foster Children!

With a record-breaking attendance of nearly 600 people, this year’s Bloom Ball was the most successful event yet, raising substantial funds for Bloom’s programming and the children we serve. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed stunning views of ocean life as part of the Georgia Aquariums’ Oceans Voyager and Beluga Whale exhibits. They were also entertained…

Bloom Leases New Warehouse Space in Peachtree City

Bloom Leases New Warehouse Space in Peachtree City

Bloom is excited to announce that we have secured a new warehouse space at 150 Huddleston Road, behind the Line Creek Brewing Company in Peachtree City. This new location will help increase Bloom’s visibility and enhance our capacity to process an increasing number of donations of clothing and daily living essentials. The 6,700-square-foot space will…

Bloom Foster Parent’s Unwavering Commitment Makes Positive Impact

Bloom Foster Parent’s Unwavering Commitment Makes Positive Impact

Every year, thousands of children enter the foster care system in Georgia. The majority of these children are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Thanks to the determination and resilience of our amazing Bloom Foster Families, many of these children who experience trauma are able to recover and eventually thrive.