NEWS FROM BLOOM...
United Under One Name: Bloom
As you hopefully have seen or heard in recent weeks we have a new name and a new look! On May 10, we officially announced the merger between Truth For Women and Bloom Bangor. Under the new name, Bloom, we have become a stronger force in the fight against sex trafficking and in serving women survivors..

Our new mission is to provide sanctuary and a continuum of care to heal, empower and employ women survivors of sex trafficking. We are doing this through the operation of THREE residential homes in the Lehigh Valley - a 24-hour care emergency stabilization home, a two-year residential program, and an independent living transitional home.

In addition, we will run the Bloom Creative Studio in Bangor as a social enterprise where we leverage art as a healing tool and to provide employment opportunities for survivors. And, we will continue operations of our women’s upscale, resale boutique, My Sister’s Closet in Bethlehem as it provides important financial support for the organization. 

We couldn't have done this without the support of our community. Thank you! We're excited about what the future holds as we continue to blossom and provide help, healing and hope to women survivors.
EVENTS...
Graduation Celebration - June 5
Please join us for a graduation celebration for some of the strongest women we know!

Bloom will celebrate five women survivors that have spent the past two years rebuilding their lives -- a milestone we could not have reached without your support.

Please come and celebrate Ali, Theresa, Rebekah, Marlin, and Alyssa -- you will leave inspired by their courageous stories of freedom and hope!

When: Saturday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Mount Bethel Church, 1270 Belvidere Corner Road, Mount Bethel, PA 18343

Refreshments to follow.

The entire Bloom community could not be more proud and hopeful for each woman!
Racing for Truth Celebration
We are so grateful for all those who came out and supported our annual fundraiser. Our Racing for Truth event on May 1 was a huge success -- not only because of the generous donations we received but because attendees were able to hear first hand from an amazing survivor, Lilly, as she bravely read the words of a very moving, yet disturbing, poem. You may read her poem by clicking here.

A special thank you to all of the sponsors that made this event possible, along with Sally Slifer Ryan and her steering committee of: Marissa Burkholder, Ann Carpenter, Erin Corsa, Alexis Rubino, Samantha Seibert, and Bonnie Stickel.

Save the date for the 2022 Kentucky Derby event: May 7, 2022.
Photographer: Ryan Walsh of Zeptepi Creative LLC.

For all event photos, click here. Zeptepi Creative will be donating 75% of the proceeds of all photo purchases to Bloom.
Flower Bar Wrap Up
Our Flower Bar event on May 13 was the perfect event for the month we launched our new name: Bloom! Sixty two people went home with beautiful rare flowers from Fresche Flower Farm. Thank you Kate Bonstein! We raised over $2,000. We appreciate Kris and Andy Warner for donating the venue: Black River Farm.
Annual Cornhole Tournament
The planning has started for our 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament. The committee has some new and exciting ideas for this year.

Stay tuned!
HOW YOU CAN HELP...
Our work, and the hope of the women we serve, is heavily dependent on the financial contributions of the community, foundations, and sponsors. Please consider supporting Bloom with your tax-deductible gift.

In addition to one-time donations, we also offer four monthly giving options:

  • $29/Month - Wellness: Welcome Basket and Recreation
  • $59/Month - Safety: Group Counseling, Secure Housing, Medical, and Dental
  • $89/Month - Healing: Trauma-informed Staff, One-to-One Counseling
  • $150/Month: A Night of Sanctuary
HAPPENING AROUND BLOOM...
My Sister's Closet
Memorial Day:
My Sister's Closet will be closed on May 25 to observe Memorial Day.

Facebook Live Events
Next Facebook Live events will be May 26 and June 9 at 9 a.m.
Welcome Summer Sale
June 21-26
15% off your total purchase
(excludes: Thistle Farms and gift certificate purchases)
Bloom Creative Studio

Meaningful employment leading to financial freedom is instrumental in the healing journey. Our studio is a social enterprise that provides jobs for survivors and revenue for our mission.

When you visit our gift shop and studio space, your purchases provide meaningful employment and opportunity to build a work history that paves the way for financial independence -- a critical part of a survivor's starting-over journey.

We have handcrafted items for sale, project bases that can be painted and crafted into a made-by-you masterpiece during open studio times or by appointment, workshops teaching glass fusion, pottery, DIY sign projects, and mixed media art, as well as the opportunity for private celebrations and events.  

Every purchase made at our studio heals a woman survivor and helps her craft a meaningful new life beyond trafficking, violence and addiction.  Access our studio website to see photos of projects you can make, gifts you can purchase or to make a reservation for an upcoming event or visit.  
MISCELLANEOUS...
As we welcome new survivors into our homes on a regular basis and are in constant need of restocking essential items for them, we have created an Amazon Wish List. The online list makes it easy for you to pick out items that our survivors need while staying in our homes and have them sent directly to Bloom. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Do you frequently shop on Amazon? Why not make a difference with each of your purchases? Simply choose "Truth For Women" (we are working to update this to Bloom) as your organization of choice on Amazon Smile and a portion of all purchases will be donated to Bloom.
ABOUT BLOOM
Bloom is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing sanctuary and a continuum of care to heal, empower and employ women survivors of sex trafficking. As part of its mission, Bloom operates a 24-hour care emergency stabilization home, a two-year residential program, and an independent living transitional home in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. In addition, the Bloom Creative Studio, located in Bangor, Pa., is a social enterprise to leverage art as a healing tool and provide employment opportunities for survivors. Bloom also has a women’s upscale, resale boutique, My Sister’s Closet, based in Bethlehem, Pa., provides financial support for the organization. 

Bloom
3400 Bath Pike, Suite 103
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-866-5755
info@bloomforwomen.org