Thanks to your support, we were able to create special support-a-cause candles for disaster-stricken areas around the world. From Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco and Maui, your purchases turned into thousands of dollars donated, making a tangible difference in the lives of those affected. Your love and generosity have helped us spread hope to vulnerable communities across the globe.
Arbor Day held a special place in our hearts, as we celebrated our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Through our tree-scented candle sales, we were able to plant a total of 139 trees. This serves as a symbol of our dedication to preserving our planet for future generations, and we will continue to seek out ways to make a positive impact.
Our story reached millions when we had the incredible opportunity to step into the spotlight on NBC's The Wall. It was an unforgettable experience, allowing us to share our mission with the world. Connecting with people who had never heard of Door County Candle Company before was truly inspiring, and it motivated us to keep spreading our message. We've learned that there's immense power in sharing your story with the world.
In 2024, we turned a dream into reality by launching our virtual fundraising program. With more than 20 fundraisers already planned for the coming year, we are excited to continue making a positive impact in communities across the country. We can't wait to witness the ripple effect of this program. Additionally, our quarterly support-a-cause program supported three local Door County nonprofits, allowing them to choose the scent of a 16oz traditional candle for their nonprofit. It's an honor for us to give back to our community, and we hope our efforts inspire other companies to do the same.
In 2023, we supported numerous nonprofits and causes, including:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Red Cross
- Door County Knock
- Doctors Without Borders
- Egg Harbor Fire Department
- Feeding America
- Girls Inc.
- Habitat for Humanity
- Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund
- Make-a-Wish Wisconsin
- Maui Ocean Center (MOC) Marine Institute
- Maui Strong Fund
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Razom For Ukraine
- Save the Children
- St. Jude's Children Research Hospital
- The National Wildlife Federation
- Toys for Tots
- Travis Mills Foundation
- World Central Kitchen
Through our Candles Creating Change™ initiative, a portion of all scented wax products sold is donated to organizations making a difference. In 2023, we proudly supported Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, Travis Mills Foundation, MACC Fund and our local Egg Harbor Fire Department as our inaugural Candles Creating Change™ recipients. These organizations are doing incredible work, and we are humbled to play a role in their fundraising efforts.
As we look back on 2023, a sense of pride washes over us for all that we have achieved. But more importantly, we are filled with excitement for what lies ahead. We have big plans to continue making a positive impact in the lives of those around us, one candle at a time.
Your support means the world to us, and together, we can create the change we wish to see.