We had a very productive Lunch-n-Learn last Friday, led by our Executive Director, Amanda Kohler. Visitors learned about REC, Project Refuge, met our candle artisans and tried out the soy lotion candles! Each candle is handmade and signed by refugees. Project Refuge launched in October and in just under 3 months REC has sold $25,000 in candles! We have even launched a website where the candles are sold: www.buyrefugecandles.com.

Our candle artisans were also excited to meet a woman running for political office in Nebraska, Ann Ashford. Ann is running for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. Our artisans have been learning about the government in their English Language classes. #RefugeesWelcome