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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.

Every Day Needs

7 Jan

Even though Christmas is over, you can still shop through our Amazon Store.  Maybe you have gift certificates to use or every day items to buy.  Perhaps you need a sled or some ice skates.  Maybe a baby is on the way.  And don’t forget that Valentines Day is right around the corner.


Kitchen & Dining


Kindle Store

Outdoor Gear


Valentine's Gifts

More Great Amazon Links

19 Dec

Just in case the other links didn’t fit your needs, here are some more links with the Candle Lighters code embedded in them.

Great Amazon Links

15 Dec

Each link takes you to a different location and our code is embedded in the link so we get the credit for any purchase you make!

Beyond Play Has Free Shipping

26 Nov

Beyond PlayOur Beyond Play fundraiser ends this Monday, November 29th so all orders must be placed by then.  Right now Beyond Play is offering free shipping on online orders over $75.  Items must be shipped to one address.  It’s a great time to order!  Free shipping for you and a 15% credit for us.  In order for us to receive our credit you must put the fundraiser code in the fundraiser box at the bottom of the shipping page.  Our code this year is CAN10.

November 10th at Stepping Stones

8 Nov

There are two great reasons to show up at Stepping Stones School on Wednesday evening.  First, Stepping Stones mom, Monika, will be selling all natural and organic supplements, beauty products, and cleaning supplies with that profits benefiting the Candle Lighters.  The invitation can viewed below.  Also at Stepping Stones, the Candle Lighters will be holding their November meeting in the gym at 7:30.  We will be discussing new officers, February’s Tricky Tray and our spring line-up of events.  The Stepping Stones school is at the Trinity Covenant Church, 343 East Cedar St., Livingston, NJ.

Monday Kicks Off Beyond Play

7 Nov

Beyond Play

Monday, November 8th begins our Beyond Play fundraiser.  All orders must be placed within in three weeks, by November 29th.  For all the details, click here.

Beyond Play Catalogs Are Out!

3 Nov

Beyond PlayEvery year the Candle Lighters host a fundraiser with Beyond Play, a company that specializes in toys and other products for children with special needs.  Today Beyond Play catalogs were sent home in your child’s backpack with recommendations from your child’s teachers and therapists.  We receive a 15% credit on all purchases made with Beyond Play between Monday, November 8th and Monday, November 29th. The Stepping Stones therapists use that credit to purchase therapeutic toys for the school.

If your child is no longer a student at Stepping Stones and you would still like to participate in our fundraiser just click on any of the Beyond Play links and it will take you to their online catalog.  Just remember to purchase between the dates of November 8th and November 29th and to give them our fundraiser code CAN10.

Meeting Recap

29 Oct

The Candle Lighters met at Stephanie’s house last night, October 28th, for a meet and greet.  It was great to see new faces and have some new energy!  In addition to eating, chatting and shopping, we discussed a number of exciting things.

  • We will be electing new officers for 2011.  The positions that need to be filled are; President, 1st Vice President, Recording Secretary and most urgently, Treasurer.  The current Treasurer is about to give birth and really needs to hand off the position.  Anyone interested in serving should email Kathleen or contact Judy at 973-535-1181, ext 1223.
  • The Tricky Tray is fast upon us (Feb. 4th, 2011) and we need lots of help.  First of all, we need donations such as large baskets (14″ or larger), made up gift baskets, items to put in gift baskets, gift cards & certificates and plain old cash.  Checks can be sent to The Candle Lighters, c/o ARC of Essex County, 123 Naylon Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039.  For all other donations, we will have drop off information available shortly.  We will also need help wrapping the baskets.  Last year we had about 400 baskets so that’s a lot of wrapping.  We will be putting up a calendar of wrap nights soon.
  • We have moved Family Fun Day to March.  Sunday, March 20th to be precise.  Everyone was in agreement that March is ripe for cabin fever so an indoor event for kids is a great idea.
  • On Saturday, April 9th we’re going to introduce Shop Into Spring, a shopping bazaar to be hosted at Stepping Stones School.  Each vendor will donate a portion of their sales to The Candle Lighters.  Tracey has volunteered to chair this event.  Welcome aboard Tracey!  If you would like to be a vendor, please contact us here and include information about your product.
  • The next Candle Lighters meeting is Wednesday, November 10th at 7:30 in the Stepping Stones Gym, 343 East Cedar St., Livingston, NJ.  Monika will also be selling all natural products at the school that evening, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Candle Lighters.

Candle Lighters Fall Social Meet & Greet

25 Oct

The Candle Lighters Fall Social Meet & Greet Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 pm

Please join us for a very casual evening of fun with Candle Lighters and friends!

You’ll have an opportunity to meet other Stepping Stones parents and supporters of the Candle Lighters.  As an added bonus, there will be beauty products from Mary Kay, adorable bags, organizers and stationary from Thirty-One and the ever popular hand-made jewelry of Tara Sheeleigh Designs!  A portion or each sale will be donated to the Candle Lighters.  Bring your checkbook but there is NO pressure to buy!

Everyone is asked to bring food.  If your last name begins with A-L, please bring an appetizer.  If you last name begins with M-Z, please bring a dessert.  To get the address and directions you can email us here or call 973-535-1181, ext 1223.