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By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Thursday, Apr 25, 2013  |  Updated 1:29 PM EDT
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Proceeds from the sale of Yankee Candle's "Boston Strong" candle will benefit the One Fund, which will help Boston Marathon bombing victims.

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Yankee Candle is a Massachusetts company and they wanted to do something to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, so they are offering “Boston Strong” candles.

The scent is cinnamon, baking spices and a hint of freshly poured tea. The candles will sell for $27.99 and proceeds will go to The One Fund Boston.

“As a Massachusetts based company, this tragedy has hit so very near to our hearts and we all wanted to help. A special candle seemed the perfect solution to offer to our customers and employees who are looking for ways to support the victims," Harlan Kent, CEO of the Yankee Candle Company, Inc., said in a statement. "I am pleased to share with you that we have designed a “Boston Strong” candle that will be on our website starting today and 100% of net proceeds from sales of this candle will be donated to The One Fund Boston, Inc.”

The candles are expected to ship by May 22.

As of Thursday afternoon, donations to the One Fund exceeded $23.6 million.
 

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