On September 27, 2020, Charleston Moms gave new and expecting moms the opportunity to put up their feet and join us from the comfort of their couch for our 5th Annual Virtual Bloom event! Every guest received an adorable tote bag filled with fantastic swag, virtually met and chatted with other new and expecting moms, entered some fabulous giveaways, and received introductions to local experts on topics pertaining to parenting. Plus, a professional photographer captured the adorable bumps and babies at her studio as a special perk for our VIP ticket holders!
*A big thank you to Mason Preparatory School for hosting our drive-thru swag bag pickup so that our guests could receive their bags in a safe manner this year!
A special thank you to our title sponsors who help make this event possible. Project Alive and Kicking (PAK) is a local nonprofit that works with expectant mothers and healthcare providers to promote healthier and safer pregnancies.
Once Upon a Child West Ashley and North Charleston are Charleston’s award-winning kids’ stores where you can buy, sell and trade new and used kids items.
And last but not least, Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®), the world’s largest and most experienced newborn stem cell company.
Featured Presenting Sponsors
We were thrilled to welcome these professionals to speak and teach about all things pregnancy, childbirth, infant care, postpartum issues, maternal mental health, fitness, and so much more. Moms in attendance shared that learning about local businesses and resources was their favorite aspect of the event.
Thank you to our experts Dr. Megan Rome from Rome Physical Therapy; Erin DiNicola, owner and instructor of Fit4Mom Charleston; Amy Jackson, owner and therapist at Sweetgrass Therapy; and Gervase Kolmos, owner and founder of The Champagne Society.
Guests had a great time connecting with local businesses. From nanny services to mommy fitness and much more, everyone had the opportunity to learn more about the resources available to them in the community. The sponsors loved connecting with and educating new and expecting moms. One sponsor shared, “I really liked being able to give every parent the chance to see and hear what we’d like them to know. I also loved being able to continue ongoing conversations with moms through Facebook.”
Wow! We gave away over 35 items especially for new moms and babies thanks to these local and national sponsors. The moms loved interacting virtually to win amazing giveaways!
Each Bloom attendee received an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products to enjoy from the following brands:
Bump + Baby Photo Sessions
Each VIP guest received the opportunity to have a Bump+Baby photo taken by the talented Merriwillow Photography at her adorable studio. In addition, each mom photographed received a digital high-resolution image.
To All The Moms
Thank you for allowing Charleston Moms to share in your motherhood journey. We enjoyed celebrating with each of you in a safe and fun manner during these unprecedented times. We wish you all the best!