Door County Candle Company Sets New Goal to Benefit Ukraine

Door County Candle Company has announced that it’s doubling down its “Light to Unite” donation efforts to meet a $1 million donation goal on or before Ukraine’s national Independence Day, Aug. 24.

To date, Christiana Gorchynsky Trapani, owner of Door County Candle Company and a second-generation Ukrainian American, has donated $700,000 from the profits of the company’s Ukraine candle.

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from our community and all over the world to raise money to help Ukrainians, and I am hopeful we can unite to reach our $1 million goal together,” Gorchynsky Trapani said. 

Through Aug. 24, the company is expanding its Light to Unite efforts by donating $5 from every online sale of its 16-ounce, lemongrass-and-lakeshore-colored candle – the yellow and blue that are the official colors of Ukraine.

“This Independence Day holds special significance for Ukrainians and is a reminder of why the Light to Unite donations are so important,” Gorchynsky Trapani said. “I hope this extra effort keeps Ukraine’s need on all minds and hearts to keep the support going.”

Donations are being made to Razom for Ukraine, a nonprofit dedicated to providing critical humanitarian war relief and recovery, evacuating vulnerable populations, and advocating for Ukraine in the United States.

Gorchynsky Trapani’s paternal and maternal grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ukraine and keep in close contact with extended-family members who still live in the western part of the country. 

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