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Candle fundraiser for Ukraine shooting for $1,000,000 mark

The Door County candle business raising money for Ukrainians since the Russian invasion earlier this year has a goal of $1,000,000 by August 25. Christiana Gorchynsky Trapani, owner of Door County Candle in Carlsville, says over $700,000 has been raised to date.   From this last Monday until August 24, Ukraine’s Independence Day, $5 from every online sale of its 16-inch yellow Lemongrass and Blue Lakeshore “Light to Unite” candles will be donated. Trapani, a second-generation Ukrainian American, says the fundraiser started as a way to help the people from Ukraine, including her grandmother.

 

 

Trapani adds that donations are being made to Razom for Ukraine.  The non-profit is providing humanitarian war relief and recovery in Ukraine, evacuating vulnerable populations, and advocating for Ukraine to strengthen its relationship with the United States. 

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