Central Ohio candle company helps human trafficking survivors

December 03, 2018

Making candles, helping human trafficking survivors. A central Ohio woman has combined the two, creating a very successful business, with a mission.

The Eleventh Candle Company started three years ago. The founder, Amber Runyon, was a nurse in Ethiopia. She was horrified to see young girls sold into human trafficking in public. She did some research and realized human trafficking was a problem here in Columbus.

Runyon started the candle company to employ human trafficking survivors. It has grown to a million dollar company in three years. Runyon doesn’t just provide jobs, she offers a living wage, brings in trauma-informed care and focuses on empowering and educating.

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