OUR STORY

"Opportunities to help others are wasted

by not turning your thoughts and ideas into action."

-Donna Bartos

Founded as Purple Ribbon Council to Cut Out Domestic Abuse, now doing business as bloom365, our grassroots movement 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 grassroots engagement over the last 12 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, and activism in schools and youth serving organizations.

 

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!

Our Roots & Growth