Kathy started with a challenge – finding unique products for her paint studio and retail store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that she and her mother had owned for 10 years. Then, inspired by her desire for unique and creative items to fill her own shelves, Kathy took matters into her own hands. She designed the first “primitive candle box” in 1997. Crafting the box by hand was a work of passion. She took care of each detail, from the sanded edges to the type of ribbon tied on the wire handles. Driven by her innate creativity and entrepreneurial spirit – the product that started it all was born. Demand snowballed for the growing line of handmade products, and Kathy enjoyed tremendous success! It was then that she enlisted the help of the wonderful people at Goodwill Services to aid in fulfilling the increasing demand. At this moment, one of the most valuable philanthropic partnerships was formed and still exists to this day.