Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Shining Jenny's Light: Blooma's Charity Sale Guidelines

We've got the biggest love affair going with bellies and babies here at Blooma, but we know too that there can be some incredibly tough times in pregnancy and parenthood. One amazing organization that has inspired us to stay mindful of the shadows is Jenny's Light.

0808_JennysLightJenny's story is heartbreaking: She quietly suffered with postpartum illness, and then suddenly took the life of her newborn son, Graham, before taking her own, too. It's painful beyond words to consider, and we are so moved by the strength, courage, and grace of Jenny and Graham's families and their decision to create a nonprofit foundation to raise awareness about perinatal mood disorders.

We're hosting a charity sale from 12:30pm to 6pm on Saturday, August 23, at Blooma to help raise money for the foundation, and we'd love for you to be part of the light.

Here's how you can help:
1. Shop! Saturday, August 23, 12:30pm til 6pm. Bring a friend!!

2. Volunteer! Help out with the sale. Contact Julie K. for details on how you can participate by emailing her (blooma.julie AT gmail DOT com) or calling the studio at 952.848.1111.

3. Donate!
Bring your gently-used stuff to the Blooma wellness room on Friday, August 22, between 12:30pm and 6pm. We'll accept clothing (especially for babies and kiddos), toys for tots, small appliances, books, and other items you'd feel good about handing off to a neighbor in need.

Please be mindful of our limitations: There are many wonderful donations we can accept, but for the sale, we will NOT be able to accept:
  • Answering machines
  • Appliances, large
  • Artificial Christmas trees over 3'
  • Baby equipment- cribs, strollers, car seats
  • Bicycles, Building supplies, Carpet
  • Cell phones and regular phones, Computers and computer equipment
  • Drapery and curtain rods, Encyclopedias and text books
  • Exercise equipment
  • Furniture in poor condition - ripped, torn, stained or in need of refinishing
  • Items that require cleaning or repair
  • Mattresses, box springs and bed frames
  • Medical supplies, Paint or chemicals, Pianos and organs, Printers
  • Rugs, large
  • Speakers, Skis, Stereos, Telephones, TVs, VCRs
See you in August!

1 comment:

Seema said...

Well written article.