Amplifying impact is the goal of a new, expanded partnership between coworking and community space COhatch and social enterprise Eleventh Candle co.
The candle company that seeks to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction through employment opportunities is one of the occupants of The Madery – Makers and Market at COhatch’s library location in Worthington at 752 N. High St. The Madery offers local, socially-conscious businesses a space to incubate and interact with customers, while also tapping into the expertise accessible through its coworking community.
Through the partnership, COhatch will provide Eleventh Candle CO. and its Founder & CEO Amber Runyon funding, production space and a plan to greatly expand the candle company’s retail presence over the next handful of years.
“One candle can make a difference,” says Runyon. “Each candle made provides our women with trauma informed counseling and a living wage above minimum wage. Now with support from COhatch, we can accelerate our mission to help more at-risk victims and better educate the public on this rapidly escalating social issue.”
Original article by Susan Post. Continue reading at The Metropreneur.