I’m from Northeast Ohio and was visiting a friend in Southern Ohio a couple summers ago. In the summer it tends to flood in that area and they had been hit particularly hard that year. I attended church with my friend and the pastor was asking for ideas for fundraising for the flood victims. I came up with the idea of selling candles as the fundraiser. I thought it was a good idea because if you can see the light you always have hope.

The pastor loved the idea!

We didn’t have any marketing ideas. We just went to areas that weren’t hit by the flooding¬†and put in a lot of hard work.

We ended up raising $1000 dollars in one weekend.