Bright Endeavors, a social enterprise, is lighting the path out of poverty for adolescent moms in Chicago through a paid job-training program. Handcrafted and signed by participants on a path towards professional success, Bright Endeavors signature glass candles ($24.99) come in the following seasonal scents:
- Pumpkin Chai: warming scent of sweet, roasted pumpkin mixed with a creamy blend of walnuts and autumn spices.
- Holiday Citrus: bright tangerine notes blended with warming spices, to fill the room with security and sunshine.
- Whitebark Pine: the essence of winter—earthy and green, yet crisp. Designed to calm your senses and lift your spirits.
One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Bright Endeavors participants who are not only learning job skills to gain independence, but also understanding their place in the broader world, how they fit into their communities, and how they can have an impact on the world. Every day is an opportunity to take steps towards a more successful future.
Heart of a Philanthropist's Take
Bright Endeavors is a non-profit company that was formed to help transform the lives of at risk young parents by providing hands on professional development training. There is an old and wise saying that if you give someone a fish you can feed someone for a day, but if you teach them to fish they can feed themselves for a life time. Such is the premise behind Bright Endeavors.
Bright Endeavors is a wonderful organization that help young moms have a chance to thrive and change an otherwise bleak outlook into hope for them and their children.
Every mom wants to provide a safe home for her child filled with love and opportunity. But for a young mom living in poverty, that home can seem out of reach. She is often a survivor of homelessness, neglect or abuse. On average, she has not witnessed a close relative working a steady job and has dropped out of high school due to unplanned pregnancy. As a result, she begins her parenting journey without a diploma, work experience, or a means to provide for her young family. But there’s more to this story...
We think young moms represent a groundbreaking opportunity for exponential transformation.
Bright Endeavors transforms the lives of young moms by teaching these strong women to craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Through our paid job training program, we provide the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and begin on a path towards professional success.