Giving Back With Each Purchase

When I started Sage & Sara in the summer of 2020, I wanted to make more than just candles. I wanted to also support families who experience a pregnancy or infant loss because I had just gone through my very own. Earlier that year, I was in a hospital bed saying hello and goodbye to my little Sage, and I just knew I had to do something that honored his memory, and helped others. 

I didn't exactly know how to do this, but I found many organizations that already had established support groups, and were providing free resources to grieving families like mine. These resources ranged from free photography services to financial assistance for funeral expenses, and even community retreats where families can come together and connect with others navigating through grief and loss. 

And I asked myself, is it possible I can help others through these organizations? And how do I do that? Turns out, these organizations need money in order to provide the free support and resources...and most of this money, if not all, is donated. 

And that’s where our candles come in. For every purchase made at our shop, a portion of our profits is donated to those serving grieving families with support groups and counseling, financial assistance, memorial services, research and more. 

Since our founding, we have contributed over $10,000 in monetary donations to nonprofits nationwide including the following:

  • Cradling Memories (Birmingham, AL)
  • St. Joseph Hospital Foundation (Orange, CA)
  • Gloves for Grief (Orange County, CA)
  • Forever Footprints (Tustin, CA)
  • Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (Colorado)
  • Walk With Me (Colorado)
  • No Foot Too Small (Coralville, IA)
  • Luella's Lodge (Oakwood, IL)
  • The Children's Heart Foundation (Northbrook, IL)
  • The Tears Foundation (Puyallup, WA)
  • On Angels Wings (Springfield, MO)
  • Noelle's Light (Mount Laurel, NJ))
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities (Central NY)
  • Still Loved (Holly Springs, NC)
  • Evermore Blooms (Sioux Falls, ND)
  • Emma's Footprints (Erie, PA)
  • Adalyn Rose Foundation (Reading, PA)
  • Gathering Hope (Aledo, TX)
  • Abel Speaks (Dallas, TX)
  • Full Circle Grief Center (Richmond, VA)
  • Children's Hospital (Richmond, VA)
  • Weighted Angels (West Point, VA)
  • Hope Mommies (Kennewick, WA)
  • Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse (Horicon, WI)
Thank you for helping us give back. Our goal is to continue donating to more organizations and reach as many families as possible with each contribution.