Sweet treats and second chances. This holiday season, give the gift of Bloom.

Check out The Holiday Shop at Bloom Bakery for all your gift-giving needs.


NOVEMBER 30, 2017—Cleveland—Looking for the perfect way to say thank you to your valued clients and trusted staff this holiday season? Want to spread holiday cheer a little more meaningfully? Bloom Bakery invites you to give a gift and give a second chance.

Introducing The Holiday Shop at Bloom Bakery —featuring mouthwatering, seasonal cookies and brownies, packaged in decorative bags and gift boxes of varying sizes, as well as specialty pastry platters, pies, breads, and rolls. When you buy tasty treats from Bloom, you are buying much more than Artisan-crafted baked goods. You are providing individuals who have faced barriers to a steady job the opportunity to find meaningful employment and a path to self-sufficiency — at Bloom and beyond so the Greater Cleveland community can prosper.

Bloom Bakery is a Towards Employment social venture. That means with every purchase from Bloom, you support Towards Employment, a Cleveland nonprofit that helps people find jobs, navigate life’s obstacles and build careers. In 2016, Towards Employment placed 560 individuals in jobs, including 14 at Bloom Bakery, and assisted 2,500 more with supportive services to ensure they stayed on a path to a meaningful career.

“Bloom Bakery has a dual purpose, providing a training and promising employment opportunity for individuals we serve, while also supporting Towards Employment’s overall mission,” said Towards Employment Executive Director Jill Rizika. “And, the pastries are delicious!” she added.

Check out Bloom Bakery’s Holiday Shop and special order menu for all your gift-giving needs at www.bloombakery.com/holidayshop/.  See pictures of some items/team members here.

Prepare, Produce, Prosper. Bloom, a Towards Employment social venture.


Media Contact:

Adaora Schmiedl, Towards Employment Director of Development and Marketing

216-696-7310 | aschmiedl@towardsemployment.org

About Bloom Bakery: Bloom Bakery, a Towards Employment social venture, exists to prepare individuals who have faced barriers to employment for a career in culinary arts; to produce exceptional handcrafted baked goods; and to create meaningful career opportunities for individuals beyond Bloom so the Greater Cleveland community can prosper. Download our full café and catering menus on our website, www.bloombakery.com.

About Towards Employment: Our mission is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment. Towards Employment is a proven leader in workforce development that connects people to careers, which changes people’s lives, advances businesses, and strengthens community in Northeast Ohio. Learn more about our work at www.towardsemployment.org.