I’ve spoken a lot about saving money on THRIFTerrific, but as they say: you can’t take it with you to the grave. I believe that generosity is an act that doesn’t have returns that can be measured in dollars; it’s an investment in your own humanity, which some might say has spiritual benefits.
Far be it for me to tell you how to spend your time and money, but I would occasionally like to use this blog to highlight various charities or non-profit organisations that I feel are worth contributing to, especially in this season when you’re likely to be thinking a lot more about giving and receiving than usual.
Today’s spotlight is on Bloom:
Bloom assists and empowers women at risk through vocational training and employment. We work in partnership with aftercare shelters that rescue and house victims of trafficking in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to offers students valuable skills that lead to gainful employment, breaking the cycle of trafficking and restoring dignity and value.
A bunch of guys from Australia recently donated their time and efforts to build the Bloom Café, which has just recently opened and where the girls bake the beautiful (and I’m sure very tasty) cakes like the one pictured in this post.
You often see the third worlds’ needs in terms of human suffering, so it’s delightful to see it expressed as something so creative and colourful for once, and hope that it inspires you to think about others this holiday season!