We’ve Moved!!!

6 Dec

Dear Friends,

We have a new website.  To stay current with our activities please go to


Our Next Meeting

11 Nov
Tricky Tray

Tricky Tray

The Candle Lighters will be meeting on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:30 PM.  The meeting will take place at the Arc offices, 123 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.  This meeting will be focused on the plans for February’s Tricky Tray.  There is a lot to do and we need all hands on deck.  If you can make it we would love to see you.

It’s Yankee Candle Time!

10 Oct

Yankee Candle

Our annual Yankee Candle fundraiser has started and all orders must be received by November 17th, 1012.  This is a great way to get your early holiday shopping done.  If you would like to participate in our fundraiser and did not receive an order form, you can do it here.

  1. Click this link and print the  Yankee Candle Order Form.
  2. View the online Yankee Candle Fundraising Catalog.
  3. Choose the items you would like to purchase and fill out the order form.  Make sure your name and phone number is in the Seller boxes and Candle Lighters is in the Organization box.
  4. Send the order form, along with a check made out to The Candle Lighters to The Candle Lighters Yankee Candle Fundraiser, c/o Judy Bellina, 123 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.
  5. Yankee Candle with ship the items to us 2-4 weeks after November 17th.  You will be contacted when your items are available


It’s Ad Journal Time!

28 Mar

We are starting our annual Ad Journal Fundraising Campaign.  Just like last year, you are able to donate online.  If you would like to solicit donations from family and friends you can use this link to our donation page; https://thecandlelighters.wordpress.com/the-candle-lighters-2012-ad-journal/.  As always, we appreciate everything you do to support the Candle Lighters and the ARC of Essex County.  Thank you!

Beat the Mid-Winter Doldrums

17 Feb

With our annual Family Fun Day….

If you have not sent in your reservation and would like to do it online just fill out the form below.  Indicate if you are paying buy PayPal or sending a check.  Checks should be made out to The Candle Lighters and sent to:

Jen Blougouras
28 Evergreen Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974



School Gear Is Here!!!

27 Jan


You’ve been asking for it and now it’s here; Stepping Stones School Gear.  We’re offering many ways to look fashionable and support the school at the same time.  To view the PDF Catalog and Order Form just click on this link: Stepping Stones Apparel Catalog.  Just choose the items you want, fill out the order form and return it with a check made out to the Candle Lighters.  If you have a child in the school you can send the order form and check in the child’s backpack.  If you are an alumnus, parent of a graduate or just a friend of the school please mail the order form to:

Stepping Stones School
19 Harrison Avenue
Roseland, NJ  07068
Attn: Apparel Fundraiser

All orders must be received by Friday, March 2nd, 2012.  Happy Shopping!

Only 2 Wrap Session Left!

26 Jan


We only have two wrap session before our Tricky Tray on Friday, February 3rd.  We will be wrapping this Saturday, January 28th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and on Tuesday, January 31st from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Stepping Stones School, 19 Harrison Avenue, Roseland, NJ.

If you want to donate to the Tricky Tray it’s not too late.  We are accepting donations until Tuesday, January 31st.  If you are unsure of what to buy or don’t have time to shop, you can send an item from our Amazon Wish List.  Follow this link and have something send directly to us.

Gearing up for Tricky Tray

17 Dec
Tricky Tray

Tricky Tray 2012

Tricky Tray is only a month and a half away and we can use lots of help to insure great success.

  • Attend the next Candle Lighters meeting and first wrap night which will take place on January 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Stepping Stones School, 19 Harrison Ave., in Roseland, NJ
  • Solicit donations from family, friends, and businesses.  For all the information go here.
  • Post information about donations on your facebook page with a link to our information.
  • Create a table of 10 guests and make your reservation here.

Candle Lighter’s Meeting

10 Jun

Don’t forget about The Candle Lighter’s Meeting:

Wednesday, June 22

The Arc Main Offices

7:30 p.m.

Jen Enderlin’s Top Ten List

15 Apr

Top Ten Reasons Not To Attend A Candle Lighter Meeting

(and the Top Ten Reasons Why You Should)

10)  I don’t know anyone. (We want to get to know you!  Please come!  This is a great way to find a community of friends)

 9)  I don’t want to get roped into too much work. (We promise not to do this!  You can do as little or as much as you want—or nothing at all!  Just come and offer your opinions!)

 8)  I wouldn’t have anything to say.  (Then just come and listen.  You’d be surprised, though, at how much of an opinion you will have!)

7)  I don’t know where the ARC offices are.  (123 Naylon Ave, Livingston, NJ, 07039 and for directions visit:  www.mapquest.com)

6)  These meetings last too long.  (We will keep it to a tight agenda, and you can also get up and leave whenever you want.)

5)  There are never any good snacks there.  (The ARC offices have a tasty vending machine!  Plus, someone ALWAYS brings something good to eat!)

4)  You don’t really need me.  Other people will show up.  (On the contrary. We are such a small school that we need all the help we can get, and all the ideas we can find).

3)  I’m tired and I’ve been dealing with kids all day.  (No kids will be at THIS meeting!)

2)  I’m not a “meeting” kind of person.   (Today is the first day of the rest of your life!)

1)  The “Dancing with the Stars” Result Show is on!  (TIVO IT!!!)

Our next Candle Lighter meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the ARC offices.   We really need you there!  We really, really hope you can make it.