I first met Stacey several years ago when she designed her own children's clothing line called Bloom Love. While Stacey was styling some of the cutest kids in Hollywood, my friend and I were looking to pitch a show called "Baby Chic". Nothing came of the show, and eventually Stacey stopped designing her clothing. Lucky me, when my daughters were born, I got some leftover samples. She's so talented, and I was excited to hear about her newest venture, Warm Giving. No more feeling guilty about shopping! Stacey's voice will inspire you.
In Memory of My Sister
By Stacey Kohl
When my brother and I were very young, ten and eleven, we lost our sister at the age of twelve to polycystic kidney disease. She was the youngest participant to have a double kidney transplant, and unfortunately, her organs just couldn't handle it. She ultimately passed away from a heart attack.
Growing up, I always knew that when I could, I would donate my time and money to the Kidney Foundation. When I started my first business, Bloomlove, a children’s clothing company, I donated 10% of my proceeds to The Painted Turtle Camps. These camps are where my sister loved to go. A place where all of the children could feel normal and equal despite their disease.
I soon became a board member of the Southern California Kidney Foundation, and that led me to become a board member of The Lopez Foundation, a wonderful foundation that supports The Painted Turtle Camp, and awareness of Kidney disease and organ donation.
Soon I realized this was not enough. I realized that there are many causes that need support. Children all over are in need, woman are in need, men are in need. It seemed to me, that I could help many different people in need. So my brother and I came up with an idea to support a variety of charities, and Warm Giving was created.
We hope that buyers feel warm knowing they are getting a great product or service, while at the same time helping people in need. And it seems to be working. Feel the warmth. Change the world.