Giving Back

Candlelight Ranch

A portion of all proceeds goes to Candlelight Ranch.  Candelight Ranch is a non-profit retreat on the north shore of Lake Travis near Austin, Texas.  It provides educational and nature-based experiences for families and children of all abilities and needs to learn, explore and heal.  Founded by my family (Don, Jeri and Randi Barr) back in 1999, it has such a special place in my heart. My mother, Jeri Barr, had big dreams for the organization and served as President of the Board for five years before losing her battle to cancer in 2008.

The 41-acre ranch includes multiple accessible facilities for exploring and learning.  The Ranch offers its customized science and nature-based curricula to 35+ non-profit organizations and schools.  The children it serves include those with physical, emotional and behavioral challenges, intellectual and developmental delays and those at-risk of educational or socio-economic failures.  From zip-lining to their handicap-accessible treehouse, there are so many adventures to be had and memories to be made.  Connecting with nature can change lives and Candlelight Ranch is committed to providing that opportunity everyone deserves.

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“Children deserve to grow and learn in a place and alongside a force that is as wild and alive as they are.”
- Nicolette Sowder