With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking gifts that will show her some love. Why not give your Mom something unique this year, a gift that gives back? One of our favorite charities is The Starling Project, a line of home candles that provide solar energy to under-resourced communities. Funding solar panels in Chad, Africa via UNICEF, the The Starling Project was recently honored with the Champion for Children Award by UNICEF.) These elegant, soy-based candles are hand-poured in Brooklyn, New York and feature American glass and a cotton wick. All essential oils found within the candles are all-natural. Once lit, each candle burns for approximately 60 hours offering a long-lasting sensory experience. Available in Juniper + Saffron, Vanilla + Hemlock, Orange Flower + Amber, Currant + Rosewood and Bamboo + Hyacinth. Imagine how righteous Mom will feel every time she lights the candle.
The International Rescue Committee , called the ‘gold standard of aid groups working with refugees’ by the New York Times, is on the ground in Syria and Yemen and also South Sudan which has been stricken by a terrible famine. Mom doesn’t need another bottle of perfume but will be touched by your thoughtfulness and big heart when you make a donation in her name. It’s what we’re asking for this year.