This year we’d like to wish everyone a sharing, caring Christmas and thank you, our customers, and our vendors for partnering with us to build a better world.
As our customers, you care about the people with whom we share our world and care about the environment. You show your caring in your shopping choices. Every purchase you make at Green Box Boutique is one that shares with others by helping disadvantaged workers all over the world and by saving our beautiful world so future generations can enjoy it as well. We thank you so much for supporting this effort.
And we’d also like to thank our vendors, each of whom cares and shares in such amazing ways. We invite you to read about them in our blog and learn about their contributions, efforts you also support with your purchases at the Green Box Boutique:
“LIGHT A CANDLE. FEED A CHILD.” With that slogan, Bridgewater Candle Company aims to provide 5,000,000 meals to orphaned children overseas. And they’ve almost done it! As of this writing, they put 4,947,411 meals on tables, and they’re still counting.
It’s a simple process. You purchase a candle, and they send a donation to Rice Bowls, an organization that partners with orphanages in seven at-risk areas: Haiti, Honduras/Nicaragua, South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, India and the Philippines.
This cooperation allows Bridgewater Candle Company to focus on their business, making candles and fragrances, selling them and making the money they donate. Partner organizations maintain the administrative framework to be certain the meals those sales pay for go to the right place.
“MADE IN AMERICA. FEEDING WORLDWIDE.” There’s more! Bridgewater Candles provides jobs for American workers in their South Carolina manufacturing and fragrance lab. Employees take great pride in their work, knowing that every jar candle contributes to saving the life of an orphaned child.
Like many contemporary young companies, Bridgewater Candle Company has a mission that is bigger than making a profit. The dollars purchasers spend pay American workers and feed orphaned children. This provides the company with a social mission in addition to a business mission and offers consumers an opportunity to partner with them in providing a needed service.
Bridgwater Candle Company’s socially conscious mission makes it part of a growing number of business taking their social responsibility seriously. The 2013 Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility reports that “Fifty percent of global consumers are willing to pay more for goods and services from companies that have implemented programs to give back to society.”
This study supports the results of a 2012 study from BBMG, GlobeScan and SustainAbility. According to the Regeneration Consumer Study, two-thirds of consumers in six countries say that “as a society, we need to consume a lot less to improve the environment for future generations” (66%), and that they feel “a sense of responsibility to purchase products that are good for the environment and society” (65%).
These responses show us that social responsibility is a gift that keeps on giving in many directions. In the case of Bridgewater Candle Company, your purchase not only provides pleasure to you in your own home or in the home of someone for whom it is a special gift, it provides jobs for American workers, feeds orphaned children in seven at-risk areas, and promotes and supports the idea and reality of socially conscious business.