Founded in 2009, Blossoms of Guyana is a 100% volunteer based nonprofit organization chartered in the state of Maryland, USA. Our mission is to provide educational support to public schools and orphanages for children living in Guyana. We accomplish this by providing books, computers, school supplies, and scholarships to help children become self sufficient and realize their greatest potential
Blossoms of Guyana exists to help every child living in Guyana reach their full potential. It is why we were founded over ten years ago and why we continue to work every day.
We know it takes the power of many to improve the lives of the children in Guyana. That's why we work with schools, teachers, volunteers and other organizations to increase our impact.
We will remain committed to our goal until every child in Guyana is able to succeed.
The Blossoms team works hard to ensure that every dollar is used wisely to accomplish the most good!
- Since our start in 2009
5,000 Books Donated
2,800 Students Impacted
7 Partner Schools
We help to educate children by focusing on good stewardship and transparency. For Blossoms of Guyana, our pledge is to be effective in our outreach to those in need by being good stewards of the funds entrusted to us.
Karen Bollers is a teacher and reading specialist in the Maryland Public scholl system. She loves children and enjoys spending time with those who are near to her. Karen received both her Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Education from Bowie State University.
Sharon Bollers joined Enterprise Community Loan Fund (ECLF) as a Senior Loan Officer in December 2016. Her current role involves working with partners to build a pipeline of projects in such asset classes as affordable housing, community facilities, and commercial developments with the primary goal of generating loan activity. Her primary responsibilities entail managing the due diligence, underwriting, and structuring of financing products and portfolios in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Ohio. Ms. Bollers has a B.A. from Lincoln University, PA and a joint MBA/Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland.
Lianne Thompson Totty born and raised in Guyana is a Patient Services Administrator at a major teaching hospital in Washington DC. She also writes books for children in her spare time. She is the author of “Baby went to Heaven” and “Baby goes Home – A journey from the NICU home.” Lianne received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health information Technology from the Catholic University of America. She enjoys reading and giving back to the Guyanese community.
Guion Lucas is a Guyanese‐raised, Cincinnati‐transplant from Maryland. He is currently a Primary Design Engineer for Ethicon Endo-Surgery, but also made career stops at Rockwell-Collins (formally B/E Aerospace) and Lexmark International. He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. When he's not designing innovative medical devices for laparoscopic surgeries, you can find him sprinting on the soccer field, or grooving with Cincinnati's local world fusion band: BAOKU.
Jourdan Saunders, M.S., CCC-SLP is a leading innovator in the field of Speech Language Pathology. She has written over 20 articles for non-profit organizations, major magazines, and online resources. In addition, Jourdan has been featured in USA Gymnastics Technique Magazine and American Speech Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) blog. Jourdan has presented her programs at The Kennedy Center, USA Gymnastics, and Association of University Centers on Disabilities conferences. She established one of the first resource websites for students interested in the field of Speech Language Pathology, Futureslps.com, which has received recognition worldwide. Recently, Jourdan started a company, Resource Connectx, LLC utilizing her Speech Language Pathology background, to develop innovative educational resources and programs, to redefine the norm in education.