‘Hope’ candles to hep support senior’s needs

Bee Inspired Too is located at 56 Commerce Street in Apalachicola is co-owned by Patti Ruiter and Uta Hardy. They have collaborated with Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC, to create a signature “HOPE” candle that will be for sale very soon.  Ms. Ruiter began volunteering with ECCC to deliver lunch time meals to homebound seniors during the months that the store was closed due to COVID-19.  Bee Inspired Too has handmade items, with a touch of nature, by local artists and artisans from around the world. Since the store has reopened, Ms. Ruiter has designed a beautiful candle with proceeds going to support ECCC’s mission to bridge the gaps for seniors in Franklin County.  Val Webb, President of  ECCC, was invited to help choose the scent for the candle and local resident, Martha Harris, has been busy melting the wax, mixing in the perfect scent and filling gorgeous blue jars to make the candles.  Ms. Ruiter is designing the HOPE candle labels with input from ECCC.  ECCC is so grateful for collaboration with this local business and individuals that want to contribute and help make a difference in the lives of their neighbors in need.Another way that you can support ECCC is to make purchases on Amazon Smile, choosing ECCC as your charity.  Every quarter, Amazon makes a direct deposit to our account as a 501(c)(3) organization and it’s an easy way to support ECCC with out any effort on your part by making sure you shop on Amazon Smile and not Amazon.  Same company, same prices.Lunches continue out of the Holy Family Senior Center for pick up at 11:30am, Monday through Friday, to those over age 55 in Franklin County, with limited delivery to home bound individuals.  Please consider volunteering for a shift to help deliver meals by calling 850-370-0116 for more information about how you can get involved.  We welcome donations on our website, www.ecccfranklin.org or ECCC, PO 335, Eastpoint, Fl 32328.  Our current wish list includes: takeout ‘togo’ food containers,  storage containers and bags, fresh or canned vegetables and fruits and condiments.