re:Bloom was founded in April 2020 by Abbey Mui as a response to the COVID-19. Her mother is the owner of a childcare center which lost over 50% of its students during mandatory statewide shutdowns. The childcare center did previously have a web presence but it was neither useful to families of students nor to my mother because information on the old website was difficult to update.
Abbey spent over 30 hours remaking the website on a new, easy and intuitive platform. She understood the importance of a digital presence since the pandemic fast-tracked the need to for one. This was when she realized that there was an opportunity to help her community. She founded re:Bloom, a non-profit digital agency whose mission is to make tech accessible and affordable. It’s irresponsible to create a tech solution for organizations without teaching them how to use and maintain it. That’s why we work with organizations to understand their budget, needs, and technical skill before finding a tech solution that works for them.
Since then, re:Bloom has connected 15+ volunteers to 10+ organizations in the Pittsburgh community. We’ve helped these organizations find technical solutions that work for their needs, budgets, and skill level.
Our name has a double meaning. The first is that we like to help organizations further their reach. Most of the organizations we work with are already doing well in the physical space but need some help pivoting their business model online. We’re here to help you bloom again, hence, re:Bloom.
The second meaning is that “re:” is typically used in email subject lines to denote that it is a response. The “re:” in our name pays homage to the fact that we were founded as a response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Science. I worked for many clubs in a web development position before and I hope to contribute to your company with a great website!