Bon Bon Belle's

give back campaign
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our Mission

At Bon Bon Belle, giving back has always been at the core of what we do, so we are so excited to launch our Give Back Campaign!

Bon Bon Belle will be donating a portion of our sales each quarter to chosen local and national organizations. These are all organizations that match our priorities and are important to us, our employees and our brides.

Every purchase you make helps us give back to charities and support our community. Here’s a quick look at what we plan to accomplish in 2022.

We’re kicking off 2022 with the Transitional Living Center here in Burlington, WI as our first organization, proceeds from January through March will be benefitting TLC. Followed by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, April through June. July through September proceeds will go toward Safe Harbor Humane Society in Kenosha, WI. Our final organization of 2022 will be the Polaris Project based out of Washington, DC. You can read more about their efforts below. 

This is just the start but our sleeves are rolled up, and we’re excited to move forward together. We’re always looking for new charities to support, if you have any suggestions for our 2023 organizations, please reach out to us at info@bonbonbelle.com.

At Bon Bon Belle, giving back has always been at the core of what we do, so we are so excited to launch our Give Back Campaign!

Bon Bon Belle will be donating a portion of our sales each quarter to chosen local and national organizations. These are all organizations that match our priorities and are important to us, our employees and our brides.

“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.”

transitional living Center | Burlington, wi

TLC was founded in 1993 by a group of Burlington residents who became aware of the extent of homelessness in our community due to their involvement with Love, Inc.  Heading this effort was Judy Morrow who also founded Love, Inc.

TLC started in a house in Bohner’s Lake bought on a land contract.  The Bohner’s Lake home was eventually sold due to sewer upgrade costs, but the mission continued with a house donated by the City of Burlington. The house was named the Morrow House in honor of Judy Morrow. Eventually a shelter capable of serving up to 15 clients each night was established above the Love, Inc. facility.  Both the Morrow House and the shelter were built with community volunteers and community donations.

The mission of TLC is to give families a chance to gain or regain their independence.  Homelessness happens for a variety of reasons – sudden job loss, inability to cope due to mental illness, domestic abuse, and abandonment.  Shelters and food pantries provide basic necessities, but real change comes from transforming lives through help, hope, and education.

TLC provides quality and compassionate services to people (primarily women and children and intact families) who have become homeless in Western Racine County.  Respect and dignity to those served is an underlying tenet, as is connecting them to the community. TLC provides basic food and shelter while transitioning people to permanent housing, education, jobs and dependable child-care.

Bon Bon Belle will be donating a portion of our profits from January 1st through March 31st to the Transitional Living Center.

american foundation for suicide prevention | milwaukee, wi

In 1987, a small group of caring individuals had a vision: to establish a private source of support for suicide research and education, so that essential suicide prevention efforts could be sustained into the future. These founding families—each of whom had lost someone to suicide—joined with scientists to create what today is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, or AFSP.

Before AFSP, there was no national-scope not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy.  Suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among young people age 15 to 24. The highest overall rates of suicide are for adults age 40 to 59.

AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.  AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide
 

Bon Bon Belle will be donating a portion of our profits from April 1st through June 31st to the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

safe harbor humane society | Kenosha, Wi

Incorporated in 1916 as a humane society for children and animals, Safe Harbor has taken on many forms. From a humane society with the purpose of preventing abuse, cruelty and neglect of both children and animals, to a city pound attached to the fire department, to the open admission humane society serving all of Kenosha County, Safe Harbor Humane Society has grown with our community. We are devoted to saving the lives of as many pets as possible. Our current site is over 30 years old and holds 100 cats and 42 dogs. In the last few years, we were fortunate enough to add a veterinary suite to the building and hired a veterinarian in 2011. In the fall of 2015 we were able to add additional lobby space to our building as well as two free roaming cat rooms.

We are currently under construction due to a much needed remodel of our dog adoption area.

Bon Bon Belle will be donating a portion of our profits from July 1st through September 30th to the Safe Harbor Humane Society.

polaris project | washington, dc

We respond to sex and labor trafficking as they happen. We learn from that response and share that learning. Finally, we use what we learn to pilot big, new ideas for slowly, carefully, finally, dismantling big, old systems that make trafficking possible. We are focused where we think we can make the most change: Systems that trap impoverished migrants in degrading conditions; systems that allow sex traffickers to hide behind screens and systems that, if optimized, would allow the financial services industry to use traffickers’ own money to shut them down.

Bon Bon Belle will be donating a portion of our profits from October 1st through December 31st to the Polaris Project.