As you probably know, our team began working with Haitian artisans this winter to source beautifully designed, handmade recycled metal candle accessories to accompany our Prosperity Pillar Candles from Iraq. The accessories have been a huge hit – within a few weeks we had sold out of all of them! We plan to expand our work helping women create their own candle enterprises in Haiti in the coming years, but the incredible response to the Haitian products inspired us to broaden our work there now.
Recognizing that globally people are struggling with hardships – of all sorts – we wanted to create a product that celebrates the resilience in ALL of us. We believe that the Spirit of Resilience candle embodies the spirit and resilience of women throughout the world. Each candle and candle stand reflects the hopes of women in Iraq & Haiti and spread their dreams worldwide. When we support these women in pursuing their dreams, we are investing in the dreams of all women worldwide and celebrating the resilience that we all have.
To honor the upcoming anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, we have decided to donate 10% of each Spirit of Resilience Candle to Partners In Health‘s work in Haiti throughout 2011. Partners In Health is a remarkable public health organization that has worked in Haiti since 1985. They were one of the first organizations to provide relief after the earthquake and continue to play a critical role in Haiti.
We hope that you will honor the resilience that we all have and support Haiti this January by purchasing a Spirit of Resilience Candle.
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In the spirit of Women’s History Month, our thoughts are drawn to the many women who contribute to society in a myriad of ways while expecting nothing in return. They are hidden from view. Yet these women are transforming communities and making a positive difference in the world. They are unsung heroines.
March is about celebrating women… something we’re pretty excited about. There is so much to appreciate, so many barriers yet to topple, and so many amazing women to recognize for their accomplishments.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Every year we look forward to it, but here’s the thing. Ever since Eve Ensler started One Billion Rising as part of her V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls, we’ve felt conflicted about this holiday.