#Makeitbrighter Project

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."


We can all be the voice of positive change and encouragement. It starts with you, in your own community. The #makeitbrighter project's goal is just that; to spread positive encouragement and acceptance to each and every person no matter your race, religion, sexual orientation and beliefs. It is a challenge to open your heart and mind to each other's differences and embrace what makes us unique. Together we are stronger. 

For the second quarter of 2024 please help us support

Elijah's Heart House

Kimmee Auxier is the driving force behind Elijah's Heart House. She lost her youngest child, Elijah, at the age of 16 whom passed away from heart complications. Traveling from Portland to Seattle Children's Hospital they saw a real need for housing for the families enduring pediatric medical needs. From that experience and loss, Kimmee, her husband and thee children formed Elijah J. Auxier Foundation to fill the needs of those who struggled to find housing during the most overwhelming of times. 

In 2021 Elijah's Heart House was established. The House is a fully furnished home just outside the city, granting access to both Portland Children's hospitals, situated on a beautiful plot of land with astounding mountain view's with the hopes to provide rest and recovery to families exhausted from their pediatric medical journey. This 501(c)(3) Community foundation not only provides a local place to stay but support to families needing assistance throughout the country to other rental homes and/or hotel stays. 

When certainty becomes chaos the last thing on your mind should be where you and your loved ones will sleep that night. The annual fundraiser and donations throughout the year go straight to serving families. The goal is to approve every housing request received. 

Shop the limited edition #makeitbrighter scent, Jardin du Paris, to support their efforts!

Learn more about Elijah's Heart House and how you can directly support them by visiting their website:



Think about the concept of emotional net gain. Will the interaction, conversation or action you're about to engage in make you happier? Will you have a positive emotional net gain in the end?  Personal happiness radiates and spreads like wildfire. The happier we are with ourselves, the happier those around us will be. And who wouldn't want a happier world?