24 Jan Bloom Partners with Southside Church for Annual Be Rich Campaign
Bloom is thrilled to be chosen again as a partner organization for Southside Church’s Be Rich campaign in 2019. The annual “Be Rich: Give, Love, Serve” campaign was started in 2007 by Northpoint Ministries, and has since grown into a movement of extraordinary generosity. Over the years, Be Rich has made a tremendous impact on our community, and have funded projects that are game-changers for nonprofits and life-changers for the people that they serve.
“Southside Church has truly been a blessing to Bloom and the 4,500 foster children we served last year,” comments Becky Davenport, Bloom Executive Director. “Over the past few months, Be Rich has impacted every aspect of our organization—Southside volunteers worked 100+ hours sorting donations for The Bloom Closet, fulfilled 30 of our foster child Christmas wishes, put together 100 Welcome Kits, and collected over 150 pairs of pajamas!”
The Bloom Closet Store Manager, Lauren Guinn, was also able to visit Southside Church during the campaign and share with the congregation details about volunteering at Bloom. The funds donated through Be Rich have been earmarked to support annual utility expenses at The Hive, Bloom’s new Volunteer and Donation Center located in Fayetteville, GA, as well as program expenses for The Bloom Closet and Bloom’s Foster Care program.
“Because of Southside Church’s generosity, Bloom will be able to continue building the service capacity needed to serve more than 7,000 foster children by 2021,” comments Davenport. “Be Rich will also help us to set the groundwork for The Zoom Closet, a forthcoming program that will deliver clothing and supplies to foster children in underserved counties of metro Atlanta.”