Today we are featuring Amber Runyon. She founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. Amber is from Columbus, Ohio, she was a hospice nurse for 6 years before she found her true calling. She was able to do many mission trips over seas but the one the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia changed it all.
Amber connected with many women in Ethiopia and in the United States have have been vulnerable to Human Trafficking and decided to take action. By purchasing candles or becoming an Ambassador it helps raise money for making changes over seas.
Her goal was to help get orphans into homes, decrease the amount of disease and create opportunities for families to make money.
Ok, it's time to get to know Amber a little better! I had the opportunity to ask her the following questions:
Three words to describe you: Passionate, Inspiring and Dedicated
Three words that describe your style: Classy, Simple and Casual
How did you get started in your business? I was a nurse and did medical missions all over the world. While in Ethiopia I witnessed two young girls be taken and sold into sex trafficking in broad daylight. In that moment I decided I didn't want to live in a world where little boys and girls could be bought and sold.
What is a current project you are working on, or what's "next" for your business? We are currently working on developing more retail sites and product lines.
Coffee or Tea: Coffee
Favorite Beach: Anna Maria Island
Favorite Charity: Legacy