Blossom Birth, a Palo Alto non-profit that provides resources for pregnancy, birth and parenthood, has nominated for a Chase Community Giving grant, which could provide the organization with between $10,0000 - $250,000 to continue its work.
One of Blossom's services, its Postpartum Moods Challenges weekly support group, takes about $10,000 per year to keep it running, according to Elena Battles, a member of Blossom’s Board of Directors. In a prepared statement, Battles said, “Research shows that “baby blues” can affect 80% of new mothers in the first few weeks after giving birth, while postpartum depression can affect as many as 1 in 5 mothers.”
The organization serves more than 2000 local families, according to Battles.
Chase will award the grants based on Facebook votes. Click here to go to the voting page for Blossom Birth Services.
Blossom Birth Services is currently gearing up for its annual Birth and Family this Saturday, September 15th from 10am - 3pm at 555 Waverley Street in Palo Alto. Activities include music, family yoga, food trucks, infant massage, and more.
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