By Debra Fitzgerald, Peninsula Pulse – May 4th, 2022
Look no further for proof of the wild success that comes from gestures of the heart than the Candles for Ukraine campaign that Door County Candle Company owner Christiana Gorchynsky Trapani started two months ago.
The second-generation American Ukrainian began making the yellow-and-blue, vanilla-scented “Ukraine” candles at her Carlsville store shortly after Feb. 25, when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Moved by the fears she’d heard over the phone from her Ukrainian aunts and uncles, Trapani’s plan was to donate 100% of the profits to a Ukrainian nonprofit organization. Maybe she’d raise $5,000-$10,000, she thought.
As of Monday, Door County […]