L!VE Celebrates Year One & You Get to Light the 1st Candle!

L!VE Celebrates Year One & You Get to Light the First Candle!!

March 17th marks one year since L!VE Café's grand opening!!  In one short year, we have experienced many milestones, launching partnerships with 10 other small, local businesses and collaborating with over 20 non-profit organizations in support of missional alignment.  These collectives have resulted in the startup of businesses like Better Belly, who now provide our gluten-free quiche & cheesecake, and the continued success of businesses like Soul City & Bridge to Freedom, both businesses in the Austin community who provide our barbecue sauce and catering, respectively.  Additionally, L!VE is responsible for the creation jobs for over 15 people, 3 internships, over $15,000 dollars being channeled back into the Austin community, more than 100 hours of direct coaching support provided for leaders who work/live in Austin, and countless opportunities for organic relationships and the sharing of lives and stories.

Partnering Well
We have supported endeavors led by Austin Coming Together, Accion, Leland Elementary School (Austin), Roosevelt Middle School (River Forest), Julian Middle School (Oak Park), Westside Bridge, The Leadership Network, Suburban Unity Alliance, Echo Theater, Oak Park Working Moms, Oak Park Progressive Women, Oak Park Economic Development Corporation, One Earth Film Festival, Housing Forward, Success for All Youth, Arbor West Neighborhood Alliance, The Cook County Commissioners Office, The Oak Park Public Library, 19th Century Club, The Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, Community of Congregations, The Oak Park Chamber of Commerce, and so many others participating in collaborative community efforts on behalf of The Greater West Side!  All this in just our first year!  We know that this was possible because of your continued support, and on behalf of the entire L!VE team, we would like to thank you for every contribution you have made to our development as a business and as a community hub!

And this is just the beginning!  In celebration of our 1st birthday, we knew we needed to have a party complete with a birthday cake.  And who can have a birthday celebration without...CANDLES!!!

Let Our Light Shine Campaign!!

We invite you to celebrate with us by helping us launch a partnership with Bright Endeavors on our first line of soy candles!  Be one of the first to light a candle and make a wish with us!

L!VE is a transformational experience company that uses artisanal beverages and products to bring people together.  Bright Endeavors lights the way for young moms and their kids through their candle making enterprise.  Our partnership on this new line of candles allows you to enjoy the beauty our scents make in your life and in the lives of so many others.  We need your help!  We want to launch this new live product as a part of our first year celebration.  In order to get this initiative going by March 2018, we must invest $8,000 in inventory. Show your support for this missional partnership by donating $40 to the "Let Our Light Shine" Campaign!

With just 200 donors, we can launch a product that continues to secure our bottom line as a new, small business, while continuing to provide jobs, partnerships, and development amongst small entities within our community!  Your $40 contribution will allow us to do that and so much more.  And to show our appreciation, each person who donates is invited to attend our One Year Celebration on Saturday, March 24th, from 6p-8pm, where we will eat, dance, sing, and of course, blow out our 1st candle (you get to choose one from the scents below) TOGETHER!!  To share in the making of our next endeavor and in our partnership with Bright Endeavors, CLICK ANY OF THE GREEN "JOIN THE CAMPAIGN" BUTTONS BELOW and enter $40 in the "enter your own amount box!  Your participation in the campaign and in the celebration would mean the world to us and to those we come alongside to flourish in our community!

Eight Ounce Candle Scents Available in March!!


Go ahead.  Melt into the relaxing aroma of this creamy, dreamy blend of lavender & chamomile.

Milk & Honey

Prepared to be captivated by the smooth  blend of mild & sweet wafts of honey & vanilla.

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The Silk Road

Notes of cherry blossoms and amaretto await you in this velvety scent that invites you to rest, to ponder, to dream...

Four Ounce Candle Scents Available in March!!


The nutty, chocolaty aroma of espresso in a candle...mmmm, so simple, but so right!

Get Up, Get Out, & Get Somethin'!

Pomegranates & lemons do a tangy tango and raise your energy to levels of delight!

The Jill Scott

This brown sugar and amaretto duet mingles with notes of cinnamon to tantalize you right into a jazzy mood.

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