At Bloom Bakery, sweet treats come with second chances.
While we prepare and sell artisan-crafted baked goods, sandwiches and salads, we are helping fellow Clevelanders find meaningful employment and a path to self-sufficiency.
Bloom Bakery is part of Towards Employment, a nonprofit that connects people to careers. At Bloom Bakery we:
1. PREPARE people who face barriers to employment for a career in culinary arts with training and a path to self-sufficiency;
2. PRODUCE delicious baked goods, deli sandwiches, salads, and soups using the freshest ingredients at two cafés in downtown Cleveland;
3. Create meaningful career opportunities for Towards Employment graduates beyond Bloom so Greater Cleveland can PROSPER.
Why do we need your help NOW?
Bloom is entering a new season of growth. Since Bloom launched in 2016, more than 50 TE graduates have benefitted from this second chance. As we enter our second year of operations, we have two amazing opportunities to sustain the business: wholesale and corporate catering. Expansion into wholesale and growing catering support new jobs at Bloom Bakery - which in turn grows job placements and advancements in the community beyond Bloom. We have already signed a contract with a wholesale customer providing Bloom’s breads for a large local institution, with great potential for more clients. And, our market analysis shows potential for corporate catering is substantial. BUT to respond to this challenge, we must invest in Bloom immediately. It will cost $25,000 to meet the new wholesale and catering goals. Your donation will directly support a sales position and customized equipment to take Bloom to the next level.
Any amount you give provides second chances to Greater Clevelanders. Your donation of the following amounts comes with a Bloom Twitter/Facebook shout out AND a sweet treat from Bloom!
· $25: Bloom luscious triple chocolate brownie (or cookie of your choice) ready for pick up the next time you visit Bloom!
· $50: Bloom box lunch & sweet treat (cookie or brownie) ready for pick up the next time you visit Bloom!
· $100: Bloom mug & one of a kind chocolate chip cookie PLUS free refills for A WHOLE YEAR (must bring mug with you to claim your coffee!)
· $250: Bloom - Breakfast for Two. Featuring specially glazed Bloom Breakfast Bacon (veggie options too!). Includes Bloom mug & coffee for a year!
· $500: Bloom - Cubed! 3 Bloom ball caps and 3 25% off catering coupons for your next 3 catering orders! 3 mugs and 3 shout outs too!
· $1,000: Bloom - Just Loafing Around. Tour of Bloom Bakery for 4 with a bread tasting (wine and cheese provided), your selection of 4 loaves (per person) and 4-shirts to make everyone at home jealous.
· $1,500: Bloom - Get Ready to Crumble. Baking party for 5-10 (adults or children) - we provide cupcakes, icing, and decorations for each party guest along with a selection of finger sandwiches. Bloom t-shirts provided in Bloom Goodie Bags!
· $2,000: Bloom - Ingrained in CLE. Breakfast for 15 comes to you. Coffee, croissants and fruit; 15 souvenir mugs with coffee for a year; and five 25% off coupons for your next orders so you can bring back Bloom again and again (or be generous and share with others!)
… AND for out of town friends – we make amazing granola that ships well and will gladly send with Bloom swag. We’ll talk!