Meet The People We Help
Thousands of children in Marin do not have the basic clothing necessary to be successful in school or daily life. We provide them with well-fitting and style-appropriate wardrobes, allowing them to get on with the work and play of being a child. Research shows us that improved academic performance, school attendance and peer relations result, while parents report financial relief and new peace of mind.
Bloom provides a positive and personalized shopping experience for women struggling to overcome major challenges in their lives. In addition to a two-week wardrobe, clients leave Bloom with the new sense of dignity, confidence and hope needed as they pursue interviews, job training and new employment. Wardrobes are designed to meet professional and daily life needs, and include undergarments, shoes and accessories.
The Men’s Boutique is a vital and ever-growing program of Bloom. Whether a single dad or retiree, the right clothing for an upcoming interview or new job removes barriers to self-sufficiency and keeps families in tact. A two-week wardrobe tailored to their work pursuit is provided, whether overalls and work boots or suits and ties. The new sense of self-worth and hope our men experience is transformational as
Clients are referred and pre-qualified by partnering social service agencies, school administrators, clergy and teachers.
Our dressing program is made possible by generous clothing donations from the community. If you would like to donate clothing to Bloom, please find out more information here.