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Bloomin' Newsletter - Fall 2020

Bloomin’ Boutique presents the fall issue of our seasonal newsletter, The Quarterly Bloom. We appreciate you being with us throughout the year, and we are proud of the work being accomplished. We value this opportunity to share some highlights with our community of supporters.

Every organization has expenses -- rent, utilities, phone, postage, insurance, etc.

Bloomin’ Boutique focuses on minimizing expenses and maximizing how to “stretch” each dollar.

We have calculated that our total expenses are approximately six percent of our budget. That means 94% goes directly toward providing “care packages” for kids. That percentage puts us at the very top of the non-profit rating scale. Our volunteers and donors are the best!

During the stresses of COVID-19, we have implemented several necessary changes to the preparation and distribution of the “care packages” for referred children. As you can see from the numbers in this newsletter, the requests for help have not decreased. Because of the thoughtfulness and generosity of our volunteers and donors, we have been able to supplement the normal packages with items such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer, masks, and even some snacks. We strive to recognize and provide for kids’ needs, even as the world changes around them. I sincerely thank the many people providing support and encouragement to the Bloomin’ Boutique and to me. We are so grateful and blessed. Thank you.

Patti Serres, Founder and Executive Director

Click below to download the complete newsletter:

BB Fall2020 newsletter
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For more information about how and what you can donate, and where you can drop off your donations, contact Patti at 503.320.0789 (



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