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Life Candle Program - Helping Those In Need

As a manufacturer of natural beeswax candles, we have beeswax remnants leftover from the candle making process. In collaboration with Canadian Food For Children, a volunteer-run organization with British Columbia offices, we developed an initiative called the Life Candle Program. Since May 2008 we have sent over 1200 Life Candles to families across the world.Through the Life Candle Program, we re-melt the leftover beeswax and pour it into small reused tins (tuna cans, soup cans, bean cans) collected by staff and management.

Once the candles are poured, set and finished, we pack the Life Candles into large 3-5 gallon plastic buckets (used for bulk dried beans etc) donated to us by two of our local grocery stores.

How do Life Candles help families in need?

Candles are often the only source of light and heat for families in dire situations. We believe it’s important for families to have beeswax candles because the wax burns longer, brighter and hotter than any other candle wax. This means Life Candles are very useful for families who might otherwise go without light or a means to heat food and shelters.

Children Helping Children

Students from JV Humphries School were excited to pour candles that would help out kids in other countries.While some students poured Life Candles, others sorted extra school supplies to send along as well.Such concentration to do such a good job!!! I think he learned from his Grandmother Elaine who makes beeswax Tapers for Honey Candles.
Big tins and smaller heart tins were all filled with a touch of love and social awareness.Its all about teamwork.Everyone helped to send another load of precious beeswax Life Candles to countries in need through The Canadian Food for Children.
Honey Candles is proud of their Social Initiative - the Life Candle Program– We re-melt remnant beeswax into recyclable tins and send the candles to families in need around the world.I am so impressed with these boys!!! They did such a great job. Future employees maybe?Over 2,000 candles have been donated to provided light, heat and comfort to needy families around the world!

Honey Candles has teamed up with Grade 5/6 students from J.V. Humphries and Jewett Schools and with the children, grandchildren and friends of our staff. The kids love to come and pour Life Candles and we love to give them the opportunity to learn about global citizenship.

What can customers do to contribute?

You can participate in our “Have a Heart – Give a Heart” program. When you purchase a beautiful heart tin, we will send a special heart tin made by the kids to CFFC to distribute. We also encourage you to save remnants from your natural beeswax candles. You can donate them to be re-melted here and used in our Life Candles. You can send your donated wax to Honey Candles Ltd., PO Box 310, Kaslo BC, Canada V0G 1M0.  You are responsible for shipping charges. Please make sure your wax is 100% pure beeswax, not mixed with other waxes.