New in the Prosperity Candle store: our Oxfam America Lasting Change candle. Why are we so enthusiastic about our partnership with Oxfam America? Here are three simple reasons (we could go on!).
1. Oxfam isn’t “your ordinary charitable organization.” They believe that you can’t fight poverty, hunger, and injustice with money alone. “It’s as basic as helping people help themselves.” This philosophy aligns perfectly with our own — after all, when you invest in a woman, change happens.
2. Oxfam has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and technical assistance, in close to one hundred countries! That’s an inspiring organizational footprint.
3. Above all, Oxfam stresses the importance of respect for human rights. They are passionate and transparent about their rights-based approach. Learn more about their commitment on OxfamAmerica.org
Ten percent of each purchase of the Oxfam America Lasting Change candle will go to fund their efforts. And of course, each purchase impacts the lives of the Burmese refugee women who created them — that’s our mission, and we’re thrilled to be able to help Oxfam with theirs at the same time!
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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.