Malone University Enactus chapter working to “can hunger” and more!
March 25, 2013 | Release # 6573
The Malone University chapter of Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) is halfway to reaching their goal of collecting 5,000 pounds of food to assist local food banks as part of their "Let's Can Hunger" campaign. They are working in cooperation with the Feinstein Foundation, which has pledged to match any canned or monetary donations made in the months of March and April. For the 16th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein is dividing $1 million among non-profit hunger fighting agencies nationwide using it as a spur to help them raise funds. Only donations or pledges received from March 1-April 30 may count toward the challenge. The Malone campaign runs through April 15. All donations will go to the Stark County Hunger Task Force. The campaign is made possible due to a Campbell's "Let's Can Hunger" grant awarded to Malone University Enactus.
In addition, the Malone students recently taught 100 Harter Elementary first graders about healthy eating habits in an effort to provide long -term hunger relief. As part of the Campbell's "Let's Can Hunger" grant, the elementary students received a student-designed cookbook and other information about healthy habits for their families.
Enactus also was awarded a Walmart "Women's Empowerment" grant through which a new business called Body Spa Banquet has been launched. Body Spa Banquet will be located in the Shakertown Square shopping center in Jackson Township. They will offer holistic health coaching, massage therapy and natural nail care.
And the organization continues to work with Peak, Inc. in Massillon, providing leadership training while revamping their own presentation techniques with a new power point presentation, new laptop, new retractable banners, and a custom client database. Malone Enactus students will be providing data entry services to transfer the client information into the new database.
The defending Regional Champions will head to Chicago for the Enactus Regional Competition on April 11 and presenting on April 12.
Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013
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