Saturday, December 8, 2018

HELP OUT: Bright Endeavors Handmade Candles Empower Chicago Young Single Mothers

Check out these fabulous Holiday Edition Candles and more, from Bright Endeavors, a social enterprise in Chicago that empowers young single mothers through its job training program. 

100 percent of the proceeds from the candle sales support the women!

Each of the premium soy wax candles are handmade by young mothers (ages 16-24) in the paid job training program, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the candle sales support the women as they gain important job skills needed to secure quality employment and being to lift her family out of poverty. 

Bright Endeavors is part of New Moms, a Chicago-based nonprofit with 35 years’ experience working with mothers and children to break the cycle of poverty. The nonprofit offers support to young moms in the most important areas of the life of a family: stable housing, allowing youth to build the life skills needed to maintain safe housing; job training, providing hands-on experience, links youth to permanent jobs, and guides towards economic independence; and family support, equipping young moms with skills they need to be great moms. Since Bright Endeavors began in 2007, more than 300 mothers have gone through the program.

The candles are available in four sizes ($7.99 to $24.99), and this year’s holiday collection feature scents full of nostalgia, including: 

·Whitebark Pine – Earthy, cool pine bough blended with a touch of sea salt and evergreen.

·Almond Berry Galette – Blend of roasted nutmeg and almond with notes of wild berry and sweet cream.

·Holiday Citrus – Warm, spicy aromas of cinnamon and clove harmonized with gentle blood orange.

·Winter Lodge – Woody, smoky scent with notes of anise, nutmeg, tangerine, and cinnamon.

There are wonderful gift sets, Chicago themed candles, and a wide range of scents and sizes, to please everyone on your nice list this holiday season!

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