As the world watched, horrified, as Russia invaded Ukraine, Christiana was driven to take action. She started sharing her experiences and talking about her inspiration behind it all on social media. As a result, her company started a fundraiser for Ukraine. The response was overwhelming, and they were able to raise a significant amount of money for the relief effort.
Christiana's story is a powerful reminder that taking action for causes you care about can make a difference. It also shows that even in the darkest of times, hope and compassion can still shine through. Tune in to this episode and hear more about Christiana’s success and inspiration.
03:52 – I knew that I couldn’t continue feeling so helpless, that I had to do something.
08:12 – The biggest thing that I wanted to do was raise awareness and raise money for what's happening in Ukraine and I believe people are inherently good.
12:31 – I’ve always wanted to do what I can to give and to help people, that’s kind of what I’ve always wanted to do to change people's lives.
19:42 – The people that have just come out to help and just so selflessly just want to help have been incredible. I say my family but also the strangers in the community.
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A Door County native, Christiana is the owner of Door County Candle Company (and another local business called Door County Delivered). She received her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her Master’s Degree in Digital Communication Strategies from Marquette University.