Bringing people together is something Danielle Hampton and Veronica Phillips are passionate about. Upon seeing a need for something new and fresh for moms in Prescott, Hampton and Phillips founded the not-for-profit Mothers in Bloom organization in 2017. The group aims to bring local mothers together, all while giving back to the Prescott community. Each event has a charitable aspect, either through the event’s service activity or via donations.
Mothers in Bloom’s first event was held at The Barley Hound’s back patio in September, with almost 100 mothers and children attending. The space was donated by the restaurant, and food and beverages were sponsored by Realtor Hank Hampton. In partnership with Arizona charity Lighthouse for Hope, the group created care packages for children receiving treatment for cancer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. More than 700 items were donated for the cause, and 75 care bags were filled for the kids, alongside tie-fleece blankets and countless hand-drawn notes and letters.
October’s event was a Moms-only evening at Park Plaza Liquor and Deli. More than 75 Prescott mothers gathered for wine tasting, all while catching up with old friends and making new ones. The space was donated by the deli, and close to $400 was raised for local organization Prevent Child Abuse Arizona (PCAA). Executive Director of PCAA Rebecca Ruffner was on hand to speak to the group about the organization’s mission, and it was a successful night of not only bringing moms together but also giving back to a great cause.
Mothers in Bloom’s most recent event, A Giving Holiday, took place on November 19 in partnership with Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ). The Prescott Athletic Club generously provided its facility, and mothers and their children brought hundreds of gifts, clothing items, books and stocking stuffers to support CCJ’s Family Christmas Program. This program serves over 1,000 local families living under the poverty line in Prescott and helps to give them a special holiday. Mothers in Bloom provided stockings for event attendees to decorate and stuff, served hot chocolate and cookies, and created the afternoon’s activities, thanks to their event sponsors Bradshaw Family Dental, and Oral and Facial Surgery Center of Prescott and a generous donation from Peddler’s Pass. Diane Iverson, Director of Special Projects at CCJ, was also present to speak to the attendees about what CCJ does and how they can continue to be involved.
December’s event will take place at Bend Hot Yoga in downtown Prescott, and will be an evening out for moms. For more details and updates on future events, be sure to follow Mothers in Bloom via facebook.com/prescottmothersinbloom. Hampton and Phillips look forward to creating more opportunities to bring Prescott moms together in the spirit of giving back, and are excited for all that’s to come.