Haiti or Bust: The Bridgewater Brand Experience

October 03, 2018

Haiti or Bust: The Bridgewater Brand Experience

What is the Brand Experience?

Every year, we invite a group of employees, retailers, sales reps, and members of the press on a life-changing journey to experience the impact of the Light a Candle, Feed a Child™ program. Through the program, which began in 2010, we donate 75¢ from each candle sold to a non-profit called Rice Bowls. Rice Bowls is committed to feeding orphans in third-world countries, where government assistance programs are scarce or non-existent. Through this partnership, we've been able to provide over 8 million meals to date, and don't plan on stopping anytime soon! 

This year for the annual brand experience trip, we're headed to Haiti! First, the group will travel to Spartanburg, SC on October 11th to meet the Bridgewater Candle Company family and tour the manufacturing facility. Then it's off to Haiti, the group will spend time at the orphanage getting to know the kids and delivering supplies. 

This trip will give participants the opportunity to get to know the children at the orphanages they are helping to support. They will work alongside Rice Bowls employees and see first-hand how the Light a Candle • Feed a Child™ program is changing the lives of children around the world.


Retailers Attending:
Store Owner of Mollie's Boutique - TX 
Store Owner of Ally Oops - MS 
Reps Attending:
Melanie, OneCoast Sales Rep
Cathy,  OneCoast Sales Rep
Susan,  OneCoast Sales Rep 
Elisabeth, OneCoast Regional Coach
Majda, OneCoast VP of Marketing 
Employees Attending:
Kelly, Digital Marketing Sales Manager
Toniza, Housekeeping
Shannon, Brand Development and Strategy Manager
Amy, Director of Independent Sales and Customer Experience
Robert, Content Curator
Media Attending:
Sam, Gift Shop Magazine


Retailers: If you're a Bridgewater Authorized dealership in good standing, your OneCoast sales rep must nominate you. Interested in attending? Talk to your rep!
You can get involved in other ways too, by hosting your own store event to spread awareness about the Light a Candle • Feed a Child™ program. It will not only increase sales, but it will also establish your business as a place where conscious consumers go to “give back.” To make it even easier for you, we’ve put together this list of ideas and tips to get you started.
Consumers: If you're interested in taking a trip like this with Rice Bowls, please visit their website to learn more and apply.

We invite you to follow along with our journey to Haiti October 11th-15th on social media!

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