During this busy time we are scrambling to buy holidays gifts on our list but one local company is making candles that are truly giving back.
Prosperity Candle is an organization based in Massachusetts. They are training women and mothers displaced by war, political unrest or natural disasters to make candles and launch businesses from the safety of their homes. The candles are ideal for a gift that shares and gives back—as each purchase directly supports the candle-maker and gives economic opportunity to women living in distressed areas. Check out their web site special for this holiday season is a candle created to support Partners In Health and another to support Amnesty International and Equal Exchange’s Congo Coffee Project. And for anyone that likes a spa treat try the Bee Well Gift Basket which includes a candle made by Burmese women who fled persecution and are now living in Springfield, Mass.
Here’s to lighting up the holiday season!