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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;  As always, we appreciate everything you do to support the Candle Lighters and the ARC of Essex County.  Thank you!


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.

So Much Happening!

17 Mar

We had our March Candle Lighters meeting last night and there is so much going on!  Here’s how you can participate –

  • Thank You! – Our treasurer reported that because of your generosity The Candle Lighters were able to write a check to The Arc of Essex County for $35,000.  This money will be used for the underfunded programs at the Arc like Stepping Stones Early Intervention and Camp Hope.

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

New Officers

5 Jan

In addition to a wrap night on Monday, January 10th, we will be having a brief Candle Lighters meeting to elect officers for 2011.  If you would like to participate in the election we welcome you to attend.  Both the meeting and the wrap night will be in the Stepping Stones gym in the Trinity Covenant Church, 343 East Cedar St., Livingston, NJ.

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!

Amazon Tutorial

4 Dec

I received an email from a Candle Lighter who found shopping through our Amazon Store a little confusing.  If some of you have hesitated to shop through our Associate Store because it seems too complicated, I will try  simplify it for you.

Our Store Front

Candle Lighters Amazon StoreThis is what our “store front” looks like.  On the right side of the page is a search box with a list of categories below.  We have two types of categories; some are custom categories of items that we personally like and recommend.  The other categories are generated by Amazon and contain their top selling items in each category.  If you want to browse, click on the appropriate link on the right side of the page and browse items.

I Know What I Want

If you know the item you want, choose the appropriate search category and write in the name or type of item and hit go.  Amazon will come up with a list of items that fit the search.  In this case, over 7000 coffee pots. Click the link for the item you want.


It will take you to a description page.  If this is the item you want, just add it to your cart.  The associate store does not provide as much detailed information as the regular Amazon pages.  I sometimes go to Amazon directly to do my research.  I make a list of the items I want, then I come back to the Candle Lighters page to link to our store.

Checking Out

Once you have all your items in your cart, you proceed as usual.  There is code written into all links originating from our store front so no additional information is needed at checkout.  However, you must purchase the items that you put in your cart in the same visit.  If you place items in your cart and navigate away from the page without purchasing, our code will no longer be there and we will not get the credit.  You can email us here if you have any further questions.

I hope this information has been helpful and that we will see more of you shopping through our site.  There are share buttons at the bottom of this page.  You can email this to friends and family or post it on your facebook page.  The more shoppers we have, the more we earn.  We appreciate all your support!