Yankee Candle Fundraising

From humble beginnings … Christmas 1969. Seventeen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor saw it and convinced Mike to sell the candle to her. With that small stake, bought enough wax to make two candles – one for his mom, and another to sell. That was the birth of Yankee Candle® .

To America’s Best Loved Candle™ – Yankee Candle® has become the #1 most-recognized name in the candle business and the country’s best-selling candle brand by sharing our customers’ “passion for fragrance” in every product we bring to market.

Today, with over 150 fragrances, they offer the worlds largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents. In addition to their renowned Housewarmer® line of scented candles, they also provide a wide range of seasonal and specialty scented candles, home fragrance products, car fresheners and candle accessories.

The majority of their candles are made by master chandlers (candle makers) in their advanced manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts.