"Opportunities to help others are wasted
by not turning your thoughts and ideas into action."
BLOOM365, formerly Purple Ribbon Council to Cut Out Domestic Abuse is a grassroots movement that began in August 2006 with an idea, written on a napkin, to turn every city in the U.S. PURPLE during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October to help Break the Silence, Break the Cycle and Save Lives.
Our call to action for community engagement in the work of prevention over the last 15 years has remained steady and our efforts have expanded from hosting awareness and fundraising events in salons and spas into sustainable and scalable youth-driven education, advocacy, intervention and activism in schools and organizations across Arizona and the U.S.
Our growing network of dedicated partners and allies includes teen Peer Advocates, schools, victim advocacy organizations, police departments, military installations, elected public servants, celebrities and early adopter partners across the U.S. Please JOIN US!
The commitment to fight for a cause sometimes surfaces months, years or even decades after an adverse experience. Other times, it’s born in an instant to find a solution to a problem. In Donna Bartos’ case the path to dedicating her life’s work to preventing the root causes of interpersonal violence in a generation was a little bit of both. For over three decades, Donna tucked away the sexual assault, domestic violence and dating abuse she was exposed to and experienced as a child, teen and young adult. In 2006, after serving in executive, consulting, fundraising, marketing and training capacities for non-profit human service, healthcare, DV/SA advocacy and higher education organizations, Donna founded BLOOM365: Bring Love On Others More, 365 Days A Year.
She has been recognized locally and nationally for developing, testing and scaling the “BringLove365” 5-Step strategy which turns teen dating/sexual violence prevention research and theory into practice by combining a multi-dose “Are you blooming or wilting?” education curriculum with direct service advocacy, early interventions, youth-led activism and trusted adult ally trainings to Uproot Abuse in a Generation. In 2012, she won the Social Venture Partners Arizona Fast Pitch $100k competition to seed fund and test the efficacy of these innovations.She received the 2021 National Organization for Victim Assistance Edith Surgan Victim Activist Award, 2021 ATHEA Valley of the Sun “Acts Courageously” HAIL Award and a 2010 Hon Kachina Award. She holds a BA in Communications from McDainel College and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Through a new train the trainer type program the Donna and the BLOOM365 team are training advocates, teachers, and others to facilitate and implement the BringLove365 education curriculum across Arizona and the U.S. The curriculum is designed for teens and young adults and is relevant education for schools, community organizations military installations, communities of faith, etc.
Donna is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and is available for on-site and virtual keynote presentations and facilitator trainings for school assemblies, corporate events, military and more.
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