— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 26, 2015
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I love that it’s getting easier and easier to find companies that give back. Of course there are TOMS and Warby Parker, who both participate in buy a pair, give a pair programs. There’s also Yoobi, a colorful line of school supplies, that donates to a classroom in need for every one of their products purchased.
Bridgewater Candle Company gives back in a slightly different way. Rather than providing a candle for every candle sold, Bridgewater makes a donation to Rice Bowls, a non-profit whose mission is to feed orphaned children worldwide. Each donation provides three meals for a child in an orphanage in one of eight countries around the world.
To mark the 5th anniversary of their Light a Candle • Feed a Child™ program (LACFAC), Bridgewater Candles is hosting “Party with a Purpose,” a week of virtual celebrations. Since its inception, the LACFAC program has provided more than 4.5 million meals, and Bridgewater’s goal is to hit 5 million by the end of the year.
Wanna help out? Head over to Bridgewater Candle Company and pick up some of their LACFAC products for yourself or as hostess gifts for all the summer BBQs and parties you’ll be attending. Choose from large or small jar candles, Inspirations for Life candles, and Mingle tin candles. (The Mingle candles in Sweet Grace and Tickled Pink are my favorites.)
Giveaway! (now closed)
And because this is a party, I have a present for you! Bridgewater is giving away three (3) Light a Candle • Feed a Child™ candles to one lucky reader. The winner gets to pick the candles!
To enter, simply visit Bridgewater Candle Company and leave a comment telling me which candle you’d choose. For a bonus entry, sign up for my up-and-coming newsletter and leave a second comment with the email address you used to join.
All entries must be posted by Friday, June 5th at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be picked at random and contacted by email. Soon after, the winner will also be announced at the bottom of this post.
Update: Congratulations to Lindsay – Shrimp Salad Circus! Her entry, number 4, was selected by Random.org.