As the orphan population around the world grows into the hundred millions, and more children die from malnutrition every day, Bridgewater Candle Company wanted to find a way to educate people about the crisis. By partnering with Rice Bowls, through the Light a Candle • Feed a Child™ program, Bridgewater hopes to raise awareness for the global orphan crisis as well as help to fight hunger of orphaned children around the world.
In the fall of 2011, Bridgewater employees, along with four authorized dealers, visited an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, supported by Rice Bowls. The annual tradition continued in 2012 with a trip to an orphanage in Honduras, in 2013 to Nicaragua, in 2014 to Honduras, and in 2015 back to Haiti. This year we traveled back to Haiti to visit with and love on the sweet children there. Seeing the impact Light a Candle • Feed a Child™ is having on these sweet children first hand is truly an unforgettable blessing. Join us in experiencing the difference a jar candle can make.