Lavonde's Light Launch

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Lavondé's Light is a new home décor brand I created that is dedicated to the memory of my mom, Evangelist Lavonde Whitten.  My mother passed away on October 18, 2016 due to complications associated with cancer. She was an inspiration to each and every person she touched, so I knew I wanted to honor her memory in a manner that would do her spirit justice; thus, the Lavondé's Light brand was born. 

Because my mother was truly a light to all she encountered, our signature product will be scented soy candles so that everyone can possess some of my mother's joy, peace and light into their own home. And because my mother was a vegan (I was raised vegan and have been vegan since birth) all products will be made with cruelty-free vegan ingredients. Our candles will be soy and scented with a propriety blend of pure essential oils. Other offerings will include room sprays, decorative throw pillows, oil burners and diffusers (with the accompanying scents) as well as other items. Because this is currently a boutique brand, all products will be handmade in Charlotte, NC, my mother's hometown. 

As an evangelist, my mother dedicated her life to service and "Kingdom building." She never wanted anyone to do without and one of the causes closest to her heart was feeding children and entire families in need.  Because of her example, 20 percent of all annual profits will go towards providing families with healthy and nutritious meals--it's my way of fulfilling my mom's legacy and helping those who need it.  

Any money donated will go towards startup costs, including but not limited to research and testing, supplies, manufacturing/labor costs, and marketing/promotions. 

I'm asking you to invest in my vision. It's my way of honoring my mother...but it's also helping me to grieve.

Thank you,
Jameka S. Whitten
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Hello all!!! Team Lavonde Light spent our Saturday night in the lab perfecting our first batch! Everything is burning and lighting well! We’re super excited over here. Official launch is right around the corner. ❤️❤️❤️
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Happy December! Holiday season is in full swing, and Team Lavondé’s Light is still going strong.

Testing has taken longer than expected because we’re working on the right packaging (as well as making sure the candles themselves are on point).

Everything is handmade with love so I thank you for your patience as well as your support of Mom’s memory through this idea that is steadily coming to fruition. As I said in an earlier update, the room mists have been formulated and they smell amazing. The candle making process has been more arduous, but we’re still trucking along.

If you haven’t signed up for our mailing list, please do: www.lavondeslight.com. Still working on setting a date for the launch and subsequent party but we are looking at the end of first quarter. Please continue to share and encourage others to donate.
Mom smiling as she did every day.
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I know it’s been awhile since the last update, but Team Lavondé has been busy in the lab! The first batch of the Home Fragrance mists have been created, and they smell lovely:-).

The one-year anniversary of Mom’s passing was on October 18, 2017 so dealing with the memories that evoked took a minute for me to process. It’s been a tough year but I’m still standing and stronger for it. Her beautiful memory continues to live on!

We’ll debut soon, and I plan to announce all product names etc within the next few weeks. The launch party may have to move to first quarter 2018. We might be delayed but we’re moving.

As always, thank you for your support and continue to spread the word! There’s still time to be involved and give!
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We’ve been busy over here at Team Lavondé! Excited to announce that the bottles for the room scents have arrived, which means we’ll be able to launch two products in the fall! Room scents and the signature candles will debut this year. Making progress little by little. Thank you for your generosity and feel free to keep sharing the initiative!
Love these bottles!
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Raised by 12 people in 14 months
Created May 2, 2017
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Your mom was an amazing woman. Here's to her loving memory.

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