Wisconsin candle company sends $125K check to Ukraine
STURGEON BAY, Wis. - A Wisconsin candle company supporting Ukraine through candle sales – has sent its first check of $125,000 to Razom for Ukraine.
FOX6 News spoke with the owner of Door County Candle Company whose trying to shine a light on what’s going on overseas.
"We all just felt so helpless. After that, I was like, I need to do something," said Christiana Tripani.
Tripani describes how many Ukrainian Americans felt watching their home country be invaded by Russia.
So Tripani turned to what she knows best—making candles—especially for Ukraine.
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"I thought you know, even if we just sell 10, we’re still making money and raising awareness."
Her hope for 10 sales of the vanilla candle turned into almost 4,000 in just two days—with all of the profits going to Razom for a Ukraine, a non-profit benefiting the needs of the country.
"People, even if they’re not Ukrainian or have ties to Ukraine, people are just really good. There's a lot of good people and people just want to help. I’m happy we could provide a way that we could help and donate to a reputable, really good organization," said Tripani.
Tripani asks for patience as the candles are handmade and may take up to two weeks to ship due to the high demand.
Learn more about how to purchase a candle or just donate to the non-profit.