When we were in the process of purchasing Blush Bridal (our Special-Order store) it was particularly important to us that we find a way to give back. It is such a privilege to own your own business, it just didn’t seem right that we would not use that opportunity to make a difference in the world and make our voices heard about the things that are important to us. Through Blush Bridal we have had the pleasure of partnering with the Children’s Miracle Network, Martha & J Bridal, a bridal store in Uganda, Lane County Foster Care System, Relief Nursery & The Princess Program with A Family for Every Child.
For the past 8 years we have personally been involved with Matthew & Melissa Stock, friends of ours who live in Cambodia and work on the front lines fighting human trafficking with Agape International Missions. This past year we had the opportunity to go over and spend two weeks with this organization, as well as be a part of the work that they are doing. Their mission and the work that they do is life changing and has become especially important to us. We knew as soon as we left that we wanted to invest in and continue to help with the work that they are doing.
It is because of this passion that we will be donating 10% of the proceeds from all our sales at Bloom to help our friends continue the fight of trafficking in Phnom Penh & Siem Reap Cambodia.
We chose the lotus flower for our logo because it is representative of something that blooms in adversity. Like the lotus flower we all can rise from the mud, bloom out of darkness, and shine bright into the world. Our hope is that we can do that, even in a small way, to those at risk in Cambodia.
We would love for you to learn more about Agape International Missions and the work that they do. Together we can make a difference in the lives of so many women and children at risk in this area of the world.
Jennifer & Madison Gaskill