November 26, 2011: We just added our new custom background to our Twitter page, let us know what you think?
November 1, 2011: The new design has been added to our Facebook page, making it look more like the main site. We will be adding some more custom functionality to the page soon.
June 10, 2011: We are finally launched. Please have a look around the site and tell us what you think. Thanks.
Candles for Hope was founded in 2011. At its core is a corporate philanthropy program that we call “Leave Some Light, Light Some Hope”.Candles For Hope provides an online service for people who wish to honor those who have passed away. By lighting a virtual candle on www.mycandles.org, anybody can Leave Some Light for those whose memory they wish to honor.
Through our corporate philanthropy program we direct all of our profits to help established charities Light Some Hope by providing vital services to those in need.
To engage our customers in our philanthropic program, we invite everybody who lights a candle to suggest which charities they want us to support. Candles For Hope gives exclusively to causes that are registered charities in the countries where they are based.
It costs $1 (or local currency equivalent) to light each candle on www.mycandles.org. Candles will burn for a year.
From each $1 that you pay, we receive a maximum of 90% (there is a 10% transaction fee, and sometimes currency exchange fees). From the money we receive, we deduct our operating costs and the remaining funds are directed to our Corporate Philanthropy Program.
In the first few months of operation, the amount given through our Corporate Philanthropy Program will be a minimum of 50% of the price you pay for each candle lit. However, as the number of candles grows we expect to direct 75% of the price of a candle to your chosen charities.
Customers can recommend a charity not on our list by completing the form on our Charities page.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com and let me know how we can improve the site?
I'm looking forward to hearing from you, thank you.Ian Smith, Founder, Candles for Hope
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