CANDLES FOR A CAUSE
coming together to help our communities
As an extremely fortunate small business that has not been negatively impacted by the economic consequences of C-19, we want to help those who have. That's why we created a limited edition candle collection to raise funds and awareness for this cause.
A portion of the sales from this collection will be donated to the United Way Covid-19 Community Response & Recovery Fund, which exists to help those who are struggling due to the pandemic.
We chose to work with United Way because of their expansive reach and ability to utilize various resources to make a BIG impact in even the smallest communities.
In this time of uncertainty and fear, we must come together to support one another and our communities in any way we can.
United Way Worldwide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund supports communities by helping local United Ways respond, and bolstering 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis. Calls to 211 for help with basics have risen more than 300% in some areas, and are expected to top 27 million calls over the next six months. That's more than twice the usual call volume that 211 fields in a typical year.
With a presence in 95% of America's communities, United Way is on the front lines, mobilizing to provide accurate information and vital services and support for those struggling to get by during this crisis. Every year, 211 specialists answer 12 million requests by phone, text, chat and email to connect people with disaster, food, housing, utility, health care resources and more. There is no other network in the country with a similar pulse on America’s needs. So far, some 28 statewide 211 operations have been activated, and 211 is working closely with health officials all over the country to provide accurate updates to the public. Meanwhile, local United Ways are stepping up their efforts to respond to community needs, in coordination with local governments and health officials.