A little Haitian girl haunts my thoughts. She wore a frilly dress. It glinted and glimmered in the hot sun; it was a hot October day in Port au Prince, Haiti and this little girl was wearing what was clearly an Easter dress. Once, the dress was likely a different little girl's most favorite article of clothing, treasured for a week, perhaps a month? Now, the dress was likely this little girl's only article of clothing. The zipper was unzipped. This image haunts me. This little girl, all alone in Haiti, wearing an Easter gown with the zipper undone, haunts me. Such a small detail, in a land of macroscopic problems, resonates with me. This tiny detail was profound to me because it meant no one was there who cared enough to zip her dress up for her. No one was there to take just a moment to zip her zipper. Her tired eyes still had the glean of hope in them.
There is hope in Haiti and there is hope in other destitute areas of the world. In part, that hope is the children. Feeding, sheltering and educating the children is paramount. That is why I believe so strongly in Bridgewater Candle's Light a Candle Feed a Child program. For every jar candle sold, Bridgewater Candle Company makes a donation sufficient to feed a child for a day. Green Springs is proud to match this donation. Now, for every Bridgewater jar candle sold at Green Springs two children are fed for an entire day. Let's change some lives.
The benefits of Bridgewater Candles extends beyond the Light a Candle Feed a Child program. They are made in South Carolina, so we are supporting local jobs and the local economy. The quality of the candles is superb also. I stand by them and want you to try them. Every one of our eNewsletter subscribers will get one free votive candle this month. No purchase necessary, just by being on our subscriber list (as you are if this was sent from me to you), you get a free votive this month. Come by before Halloween to try out Bridgewater votive candle on the house!