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 stylish and kid-friendly wardrobes, allowing them to get on with the work and play of being a child. Research shows us that providing this clothing improves academic performance, school attendance and peer relations. 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 a new sense of dignity, confidence and hope,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 Program is a vital and ever-growing aspect of Bloom. The right clothing for an upcoming interview or new job removes barriers to self-sufficiency and keeps families intact. A two-week wardrobe tailored to each individual's needs is provided, whether overalls and work boots, or suits and ties. The new sense of self-worth and hope our men experience is transformational.
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.