EV Gifts began with a single employee who loved to cook and excelled at following the step-by-step measurement and cooking instructions involved in food recipes.
Recognizing that many other young adults with ASD and developmental disabilities could also excel at these tasks, EV conceived of a candle-making business where employees also follow a recipe – this time measuring ingredients, stirring and cooking the wax and fragrance, adding the wick, filling the container to the desired level, trimming the wick when the candle has cooled and finally, adding a colorful label and packaging that is unique to each scent.
Now employing 4 young adults, EV Gifts markets 13 different premium candles, included special colors and scents for the holiday season. Each candle is signed by the employee craftsperson and uses high-quality glass, wax and scents. Sold individually for $19, or as a pack of five different candles, the EV Gifts candle collection is sold online and in gift shops and boutiques in Chapel Hill and across North Carolina.
To purchase an EV Gift online click here.