Our Story

Together We Can Shine Bright

Our mission is to brighten and inspire the world through purpose-driven candles.

We dream of a world wherein people are Pillars of Light who shine bright and inspire others to do the same.

Our Story

The idea for Pillars of Light™ sparked in the winter of 2021 in the midst of the pandemic at a time when the world felt very dark.

Two friends shared a dream to brighten the world through the power of purpose-driven gifts. 

They wanted people to be reminded of the light within and know we can do something good, even when things seem hard.

Janey Snelgrove and Shannon A. Fisher knew they couldn’t solve the world's fundamental problems, but they could curate a host of well-being inspired products that would positively impact both the person who purchased them and those that received them,  while also benefiting those in need. 

When they first started talking about a one-for-one model with candles their eyes were opened to 2 TRUTHS:

#1 More than 3.5 billion people around the world live without access to reliable electricity

#2 Every 90 seconds a child dies of waterborne illness and disease. 

After this discovery, the means to accomplish their mission was solidified when they partnered with their first charity organization GivePower Foundation. A non-profit that provides clean drinking water through solar energy solutions to those most in need around the world.

Our partnerships are with organizations who are able to offer direct to ground funding.
Every dollar goes straight to where it is needed.

GivePower

“Love is to fear as light is to darkness. In the presence of one, the other disappears.”

- Marianne Williamson

Our Values

Purpose is the essence that drives our mission and reminds us to be better every day.

Connection is the thread between ourselves and the world around us. The more  directly connected we are, the stronger the thread. 

Friendship is the guardian of our inner flame.  Our flame will always shine bright when we surround ourselves with friends who support and celebrate us.  

Contribution. Giving is love in action.  It connects us with the world around us in meaningful ways.

Compassion allows us to see someone as they are - someone not unlike ourselves Compassion empowers us all to make the world a brighter place.

Love.  Learning to love ourselves and others is life’s greatest journey.  Giving gifts is a love language that everyone understands and a tangible example of love in action.

Integrity.  Doing what we say and saying what we do is fundamental to us.  We value integrity in our products, our team, and our partnerships. 

Community.  Together, we can brighten the world.  Everyone has the power to be a Pillar of Light in this world. Together we shine brighter!  

Self Worth.  Our value does not come from doing it comes from being.  There is only one you, and you were created for a purpose only you can fulfill. 

Presence:  Allows us to live in the moment, which is the gift that connects us to the world around us. 

Our Founders

Like many Canadian women, Janey and Shannon wear numerous hats (Mom, Wife, Entrepreneur, Daughter, Sister and Friend). They are dreamers, doers, and givers. 

Most importantly, they are kindred spirits who believe everyone can be a Pillar of Light in their own way. 

P.S. Stick around for the ride and you’ll see they love to have fun and make friends wherever they go!