Campus Life

Light the Candle hosts birthday card-making event for foster children

Written for The Argo by Isabella Piper

Light the Candle hosted its first meeting of the semester on Monday, Feb. 6, in favor of advancing a charitable cause for foster children. Club activities included designing birthday cards for children between the ages of one and eighteen. With materials provided, it was an opportunity for attendees to relax and create cards from scratch that will provide joy for foster children on their birthdays. 

Members of Light the Candle’s E-board. Photo courtesy of Isabella Piper.

President Emily Felton touched on the establishment of Light the Candle at Stockton. Inspired by a leadership conference held at her high school, Felton decided to advance the cause at Stockton University, where the club was formally established in the Spring of 2022. With a fairly recent appearance among Stockton students, the club has already reached over 170 members.

Light the Candle has also collaborated with the sorority Sigma Delta Tau and is optimistic that future collaborations with Stockton’s fraternities and sororities will occur. Their “Cupid’s self-care kits fundraiser” event, which takes place annually, accepts donations in exchange for self-care kits containing lip masks, make-up wipes, and other cosmetic products. The money is then pledged to “care closets” which provide name-brand hygiene products such as shampoo, conditioner, and sanitary products for women. 

Light the Candle supports a heartwarming cause for foster children and works towards providing hygienic necessities for all alike. The club is hosting its annual Cupid’s self-care kits fundraiser on February 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by the Campus Center Food Court. Self-care kits will be sold for four dollars, and the money will be donated to further the cause.