Caring about people in our community is rooted in Isabel Bloom's history. We strive to be an active member of the community by creating sculptures to raise funds for charitable causes. Below are just a few examples of how we have supported nonprofit organizations to help improve the lives of the people we work and live with everyday.
We are thrilled to announce that - thanks to our customers' support - we were able to present Habitat for Humanity a check for $2,455. That is the amount raised through sales of our Pineapple since Jan. 1, 2011!! We want to thank you for contributing through your purchases of this sculpture.
All Pineapple purchases through the end of 2012 will continue to support this wonderful cause. So nab the perfect gift for the new homeowner on your list and support this local effort to bolster our neighbors and neighborhoods!! Learn more about Habitat.
The Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund was established to honor the memory of our founder, Isabel Bloom and provide extra financial support to the visual arts programs within the primary and secondary schools of Scott and Rock Island Counties. Grants from the fund are used to further the education of local children and art instructors, foster greater appreciation of the visual arts and help enhance the quality of life in the Quad Cities.
The Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund has granted $8,000 to 4 area schools for 2011. Congratulations to the kids, teachers and parents who will benefit from more art projects in our schools!
Pictured here are examples of artwork from the talented kids of past-winner Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island, Ill. Their energetic and resourceful art teacher Jacqui Dodson chose to teach about and experiment with art from around the world. To see a 5th grader creating a cubist painting like Picasso (from Spain) is awe-inspiring! The African masks ... the Chinese calligraphy ... the Australian Aborigine art: all amazing. Isabel would have been quite proud to lend her name to this project. We're grateful to be able to help support arts in the schools! Read more about how Jordan's art program soothes and nourishes young souls!
Isabel Bloom is happy to partner with Habitat for Humanity! Besides wielding hammers ourselves, we have created the Habitat Pineapple to help support this worthy cause. $5 from each sale in the Quad Cities goes to support QC Habitat homes, and $5 from each sale in Des Moines goes to support their local Habitat homes. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing organzation dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes.
Since 1995, Isabel Bloom has designed a sculpture especially for our local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, committed to saving lives by promoting public education and early detection of breast cancer. We are proud to be a part of this effort!
Throughout 2013, Isabel Bloom will donate $5.00 from the sale of each Group Hug sculpture. The proceeds will go to help educate the public and find a cure for breast cancer. (Des Moines sales support the Des Moines Susan G. Komen organization, while QC sales support the QC organization.)
Group Hug is available in green and multicolor, and both sculptures include the same message:
Group Hug- noun An instance of a number of people gathering together to hug each other, typically to provide support or express solidarity.
In support of Family Resources' domestic violence shelter in the Quad Cities, Isabel Bloom created the 2013 Unconditional Love. This limited edition, multicolor finish is available exclusively through Family Resources while supplies last.
We are going to continue our support of this cause by selling Unconditional Love in weathered bronze in our stores and online. For the rest of the year, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this sculpture will continue to support the domestic violence shelter.
For over twenty years, Isabel Bloom has designed a sculpture for Festival of Trees, the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, a local nonprofit agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the region through presentation, development, and celebration of the arts. Funds raised through Festival of Trees allow Quad City Arts to provide quality art programming year round for residents of six counties in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.