Why we support mental health at Ambient Wick™
We’ve said it once, and we’ll repeat it, Ambient Wick™ candles not only smell good, they do good. We donate 5% of EVERY sale we make to three of our favorite mental health organizations at the end of each month. Every time you purchase from us, you’re not only helping us keep the lights on and the scents flowing, you help support our mission to give back to those who need it.
Why mental health?
We could spend a bunch of time spitting statistics at you to validate why we chose to support mental health, but the reality of it is, the decision wasn’t just based on those crucial stats; it was intensely personal. Our founder, Jelisa, started the Ambient Wick™ brand right at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Making candles was not only a calming activity during these times, but it was also a means of staying stocked up on candles when lockdowns hit and everything shut down.
Our founder is a sufferer of general anxiety disorder and has also survived the clutches of depression. So when she started Ambient Wick™, she was determined to support raising awareness about mental health and supporting genuine efforts to de-stigmatize getting the mental health help you need. If there is one thing that this pandemic has taught all of us, it’s that MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS, and we must take care of ourselves inside and out.
If you haven’t read our story, you should read up for more details about the above.
Why those specific organizations?
It is always tricky when you decide which organizations to donate money to because while your intentions might be good, every organization is not exactly what they seem. While we work to find one specific organization to partner long-term with, we have selected three organizations that we feel align closely with our intentions and overall mission. After some extensive research, we decide to partner with the following organizations:
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) | About NAMI
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) | About ADAA
- Mental Health American (MHA) | About MHA
While we are not directly affiliated with these organizations (or any organization for that matter), these three organizations support the actions we most identify with, and they are:
- Raising awareness and providing support and education about mental health.
- Supporting the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders.
- Treating mental health conditions long before reaching the most critical points (also known as stage 4) in the disease process.
We stand behind mental health awareness and breaking down the barriers to access the help that many people need but often are out of reach due to a lack of information, resources, or fear because mental health is considered to be “taboo” in many cultures.
Every candle you buy helps us help those out there doing the work and providing the help that millions of people need, and all it costs you is nothing more than what you were already going to spend.
So, you ready to go candle shopping?