Premium hand poured candles that cater to individuals with a heart for social equality and a love for uniquely crafted fragrances that light up your conversations and your homes.
Light a candle and re-light hope in a child`s heart.
OUR LONG TERM MISSION
We seek to set up and establish a business model that will allow us to mentor young men and women who have recently aged out of institutional care homes around Japan by putting them in an unique two-year apprentice program. The program would consist of them working-part time to make each candle by hand which becomes part of our story, part-time learning English so that they have a way to stretch outside of their own world and part-time learning to code, develop game software and open source material. The goal at the end of the two years will be to place them in a job that allows them to use English if necessary and to think creatively in terms of coding and game development.
TOKYO/LOS ANGELES SHARE HOUSES
We desire is to build a share home in Tokyo and Los Angeles that provides a space for young adults who have aged out of the children’s home to live and work as part of the Kikkake Candle Co. family where we can run our two year apprentice programs. One year in Tokyo and one year in Los Angeles.
Inside the proposed five-floor share home plan we envision:
1st/3rd floor: Individual living spaces that house a number of men and women in the two-year program at any one time.
2nd floor: A kitchen, dinning and communal gathering area for everyone.
4th floor: The Candle laboratory is where all of our day-to-day candle making business is conducted.
5th floor: An event space for seminars, presentations, mentoring, individual and group research projects.
The overall goal of providing people around the world the opportunity to bring into their homes a product that not only enhances their living spaces, conversations and celebrations but also a product that directly impacts the lives of those who made the candles with their own hands.
Through something as beautiful and simple as a candle we seek to help build up these young men and women, give them usable skills, and provide them with a taste of the entrepreneurial spirit before they move on to pursue their own dreams. They will be able to come back twice a month to join our bi-monthly social nights/guest speakers as an integral part of staying connected, motivated and on track in pursuit of their dreams.
We believe that quality products with a purpose benefits the world. We desire to have our candles be recognized for not only their quality and beauty but also the social impact reach they allow. Our vision is to have our handcrafted candles lit in every home around the world. In doing so, we hope to inspire late night conversations and celebrations as well as the ability to pour back a percentage of our profits into a handful of NGOs working with children living in institutional care homes around Japan and into our program focused on empowering young adults who are transitioning out of the children’s homes.
This if course is our vision but we need your help.
If you can envision what we have shared and want to become part of the transformation that enables change, purpose and community progress then please contact us anytime.
KIKKAKE CANDLE CO. ONLINE STORE COMING IN 2018
Sign-up here to be notified when the online store opens.