Alumni-owned store blooms in the midst of Australian bushfires

By Kourtney Husnick

Bloom Clothing Company, owned and founded by Cleveland State University alumnus Tyler Hobel, is donating half of all revenue through Feb. 1 to the Koala Hospital to help with the wildfires in Australia. 

Typically, 12% of the proceeds go to the Honeybee Conservancy, a nonprofit organization working to curb the decline of bee populations, according to their website. 

“We’re going to be donating 50% of our revenue, so if a shirt costs $20, we’re going to be donating $10 of it — half of everything — to the Koala Hospital to try and help relieve some of these wildfires and bushfires in Australia,” Hobel said in a video Bloom published on Twitter Jan. 14. 

The Koala Hospital is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation facility and is one of the organizations working to help Australian wildlife victimized by the ongoing fires blazing across the continent. The organization also takes donations directly and runs a program to adopt a wild koala through financial support.



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