El Centro Candle Fundraiser

Thank you!

First, we would like to thank everybody who contributed to last years candle fundraiser! We have been so blessed by God, and all of your support has allowed us to continue to provide for, and support, the at risk youth here in Guatemala. Your warm hearts and generous donations have touched the lives of so many. Because of you, this past year we have been able to keep our doors open, purchase a ministry van for El Centro Youth Center, as well as bring on some much needed additional staff. 


Since we received such an overwhelming amount of support last year, we have decided to bring the candle fundraiser back! While a few things about this years fundraiser will be a little different, one thing that has not changed are the wonderful hand-crafted candles you will receive for your donation. New details as well as scents and sizes are listed below.

A little about us

El Centro Youth Center focuses on Guatemala City’s ‘Red Zone’ youth by continuing their education, teaching life and work skills, and sharing with them a hope for the future through a life rooted in Jesus Christ. This allows the kids to live a different reality than the one they have grown used to.



In an ever changing world, we find ourselves coping with family, work, and personal challenges during very uncertain times. The children in Guatemala City are still faced with yesterday’s problems; poverty, sexual and domestic abuse, gang violence and halted education. Through El Centro’s continued efforts in assisting these kids, they are helping them work towards a brighter future.


Handmade Candles for a brighter future

100% of your donation goes directly to supporting El Centro and in return you will be gifted a scented candle of your choosing, matching the donation.


With the Holiday season arriving, the warmth and welcoming smell of a candle provokes a feeling of comfort, family and love. As the light of a candle in a dark room shines like a beacon, so is the mission for El Centro to be a Beacon of Hope for their youth.


These candles are sure to make the perfect gift! At the bottom of this page you will find the donation link as well as some important information about candle ordering.


Thank you for considering a donation and helping to change the reality of children who deserve nothing less.

Donation encouragement and candle sizes

8oz glass jar = $15
12oz glass jar= $25

Available scents:

Pumpkin Caramel Crunch

Maple Butter

Cinnamon Vanilla

Creme Brulee

*Cranberry Woods and Peppermint Mocha available after Thanksgiving

Pick up and delivery options will be available, however due to rising in shipping costs, we will be unable to ship candles this year.


100% organic Soy, the healthiest alternative candle wax that burns the best and lasts. Each candle scent is a “clean Scent” no carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, organ toxins or acute toxins. They are soy wax compatible and adhere to CA Prop 65 list, #1 leading state in clean regulation. The wicks utilized are lead free and zinc free and no black smoke wicks. All jars are 100% reusable, donatable and recyclable.

IMPORTANT: Donations may be completed at the link below. A payment confirmation email as well as an email including next steps will be sent immediately after payment. Please be sure to check promotions inbox as well as spam. Email may not go directly to your main inbox.