Candles for Kids – a Fundraiser with Purpose
Yesterday was the first real snow storm of the season for us in Missouri. Ashton and I took it upon ourselves to snuggle up inside our warm apartment and light a few candles. Of course, I have been making us our own candles with the recipes we use for our business, so our home constantly smells like Clove and Vanilla.
This December, we wanted to find a way to make something meaningful, and give to others as well.
Candles with a Purpose
After making our first few sales, we decided that we wanted to find a way to raise money for kids and families that don’t have as much as we do. We were already making amazing smelling holiday candles and wax melts, how could we use that to further help others?
So we made a Facebook event, and called it “Candles for Kids – Holiday Fundraiser”.
There were two charities we wanted to give to, Vitamin Angels and Samaritans purse. I have worked at a few places that have supported Vitamin Angels through the Holiday season.
The purpose behind Vitamin Angels is to give life giving vitamins to moms and children who aren’t getting the nourishment they need. There are moms in other countries who cant afford the pre-natal vitamins that are so vital for healthy pregnancies, and they make sure that moms and babies are getting what they need to survive.
Samaritans Purse is the Organization that created “Operation Christmas Child”, which we support every year. They also send help to disaster sites where hurricanes and tornadoes have hit, and help the families get back on their feet. They are always in need of volunteers, as they help those in our country and others.
Help us Help others this December
For the entire month of December 2018, a Natural Endeavor is going to give $1 from every 8oz candle purchased to one of these two amazing Organizations. How this works is that when you buy an 8oz candle through our shop, we put aside $1 for each candle. On January 1st 2019, we will add up all the money donated and give half of it to each of the charities.
You can also help these two organizations out by donating any amount directly to them through their websites.
About our Candles
So why candles, anyways?
I have always loved using candles. They just make any room feel more like home, especially this time of year. But I have learned some things while on this natural endeavor, and that is that buying just any old candle from the store can be a toxic mistake.
(To learn more about the toxic effects of certain types of candles, click here to view our full article.)
Our handmade candles are made from Beeswax, a totally safe and healthy wax, produced by bees. Other types of wax, especially paraffin can hurt not only your lungs, but may cause certain types of Cancer.
We decided to do better, and provide a candle that is not only safe, but beneficial to your health as well.
We use Beeswax, organic coconut oil, essential oils, and wicks made from hemp and beeswax. All totally healthy ingredients, all safe for the environment. Each candle comes in a aluminum tin that is recyclable, and can be used for storage after the candle is burned down.
A Natural Endeavor is all about living a more natural way, and living holistically. This blog, and now business was designed with you in mind, and its sole purpose is to declare a better way of living and provide a way to achieve it. Everything we post, everything we create and sell is made with the intention of giving back to the community.
We create with purpose, intention and healing in mind.
Wishing you a happy Holiday Season,
Leah and Ashton Harris,
a Natural Endeavor