16 Dec The Norwex Foundation for a Brighter Future donates $10,000 to The Bloom Closet
Recently, The Norwex Foundation for a Brighter Future announced that it awarded $10,000 to The Bloom Closet, a program that provides Georgia’s foster children with free clothing, shoes, baby gear, books, toys, and school supplies. The donation was made on December 7, 2019, when the Norwex Foundation for a Brighter Future presented a check on behalf of the nominating Norwex Consultant, Amanda Weigman.
“We are deeply honored by Amanda’s nomination, and the receipt of this generous grant from the Norwex Foundation,” comments Becky Davenport, Bloom Executive Director. “This special donation will help to support The Bloom Closet, which provides free clothing and necessities to nearly 4,000 foster children throughout the state of Georgia. A big ‘thank you’ to the Norwex Foundation for creating brighter futures for generations to come!”
Thousands of foster children from 90 Georgia counties “shop” at The Bloom Closet each year, and the service demand continues to rise. The Bloom Closet, located in Fayetteville, GA, is not a typical store; it’s set up like a whimsical children’s boutique. The program is run by staff and volunteers, and depends on the generosity of private donors, businesses, and foundations to stay operational.
“As a consultant of Norwex, we have the opportunity to nominate charities that are making a difference in our communities to receive donations from the Norwex Foundation for a Brighter Future,” comments Weigman, who works for Norwex as an Independent Sales Consultant in Georgia. “The Bloom Closet had to be in the running! To know that foster kids from all over our state can come to The Bloom Closet and leave feeling better, loved, and cared for warms my heart so much.”
A total of $157,500 was distributed between 22 charities across the U.S. Each of the successful charities were nominated by local Norwex Consultants and share the Norwex Foundation mission of creating brighter futures for generations to come.