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KI changing lives, one chair at a time with Door County Candle Company donation

March 3, 2023

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by Ashley Kaster, FOX 11 News |

STURGEON BAY (WLUK) -- A furniture company is giving those tirelessly fundraising for Ukraine, a place to rest.

On Friday, KI delivered 12 specially designed chairs to Door County Candle Company in Sturgeon Bay.

Since February of last year, Door County Candle Company has been making and selling special-edition candles, raising more than $800,000 for Ukrainians during the Russian invasion. This effort has sparked to help other causes, including the victims of Hurricane Ian and a massive earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria last month.

  • Click here to purchase the vanilla-scented Ukraine candle

The chair donation came after KI plant manager, Stuart Kolb, toured the business, watched the candle-making process and bought a few candles.

“I looked around at the manufacturing process and thought, boy they could use some ergonomics seating,” he said.

The new chairs, designed to reflect the colors of the Ukrainian flag, will be used by the team of staff and volunteers making the candles.

“I remember my husband and I were just like this is so kind, like someone just walked in and wants to help and wants to help us to continue helping Ukraine," said Door County Candle owner, Christiana Gorchynsky Trapani. “It’s honestly such a big deal for us here and it’s really going to help us with our future fundraising efforts and for our volunteers and staff, we’re very grateful for that.”

The company's goal is to raise $1 million for Ukraine.

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