Meet Candles that Care. Their motto is simple, their mission is profound. This amazing Southern California based non-profit is pouring their hearts into the lives of kids in Kibera, Africa - one candle at a time. And they're partnering with Zella Woods for a handmade + heartfelt Mother's Day Giveaway on Instagram.
One sends two.
This simple three-word phrase captures the ever-expanding drive and focus of Candles that Care, a 100% non-profit run by a few twenty-somethings out of Orange County, California.
In 2012, founder Stuart Denton traveled to Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, to volunteer at schools with the non-profit Empower a Child. Knowing how much the children there love soccer, Stuart mailed himself 70 soccer balls to pass out as free gifts. Two weeks into the trip, he met a man known as Coach Collins. Collins spends every day overseeing soccer practice and games for the local kids without pay. Inspired by Collins’ efforts, Stuart donated most of the balls to his cause and made a promise to return with more.
In 2013, while working in a shipping warehouse that supplies P.F. Chang's tables with candles, Stuart asked if he could take the excess wax that was to be thrown out and try making his own candles.
Fast-forward another year and Candles that Care is fulfilling the promise that Stuart made to Coach Collins two years earlier...one candle at a time. For each $10-$15 candle sold, Candles that Care sends two soccer balls back to the children of Kibera.
Candles that Care now offers three different scents - Vanilla, Evergreen & Orange Blossom, but each candle carries with it the same message…
One act of kindness leads to another.
One sends two.
Friday, May 1st we will announce FIVE lucky moms (selected at random) to receive one FREE Candles that Care Orange Blossom candle + a $20 Zella Woods gift certificate. Instructions to enter can be found on my Instagram account @zellawoods.
To sweeten the deal, Candles that Care has generously offered a 10% off discount code for any purchase site wide now through Mother's Day!! Use coupon code onesendstwo at checkout and stock up on these exceptional candles that are bringing light to the world in more ways than one.
Happy Mother's Day to all you selfless, crazy-hardworking, endless laundry doing, house cleaning, chauffeur, tea party playing, ninja combat fighting, bedtime story reading, sideline cheerleading, always loving no-matter-what mamas out there!