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Our Biggest order ever....

Our Biggest order ever....

Our Biggest Order Yet When an order is requested that is exponentially larger than any order you’ve had, it is like putting together a 5,000 piece puzzle for the first time with a timer counting down when you have only ever completed a 500 piece puzzle before. Over the last several years, social enterprise has exponentially grown. So when our biggest order to date came in, it was the very thing we had been preparing for.  The minute this order was requested, every step of the process from the beginning to the end had to be laid out all before...

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Poems From The Women of Elijah Rising

Poems From The Women of Elijah Rising

Their words were never mine.  But I held them as my own. Their thoughts were never I,  but I refused to let them go. My heart though cold as stone  had hope that pierced me deep. It scared my tired soul  I feared the thought of me But then a word appeared  with light that stung my eyes I fought back pools of tears  and saw that it was mine I never knew she spoke,  She never knew to try She could when she awoke,  She took up space and time My words are now my own,  I Speak them...

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Personal Fragrance for Social Good

Personal Fragrance for Social Good

Now you can wear your favorite Elijah Rising Fragrance. These two handcrafted fragrances are a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. The men and women tested these fragrances for months. This is the feedback we received. "I can literally smell it all day long. It's amazing, and it is now the only fragrance I wear."   Try one today! 

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Elijah Rising Aims to Revitalize Historic Heights Building to Create Space for Community Solutions to Trafficking

Elijah Rising Aims to Revitalize Historic Heights Building to Create Space for Community Solutions to Trafficking

HOUSTON, TX — (5 JAN 2021) –  At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elijah Rising, a local Houston anti-trafficking nonprofit, prepared for a decline in donations and sales revenue from its social enterprise. The nonprofit provides housing, therapy, and jobs to women who are recovering from sex trafficking. Forced to pivot during the Houston quarantine, Elijah Rising closed their social enterprise retail store and focused on manufacturing candles for online and retail stores across the country—and it was successful. In a surprising turn of events, their social enterprise revenue actually grew by 26% outgrowing their current facility’s capacity for manufacturing,...

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Can Candles Really Make a Difference?

Can Candles Really Make a Difference?

Shopping with a purpose is what our social enterprise, Elijah Rising Goods is all about. We frequently are asked, how do candles make a difference, and how does that support women who have overcome trafficking? In this podcast, we define what it means to be a social enterprise. The Elijah Rising Store is one of the key components of the Elijah Rising Restoration Campus. Our social enterprise program provides a way for residents in our program to have income, job history, and workforce training. The social enterprise is about more than making candles. While women are in residence at the...

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