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Malone University Enactus chapter surpasses goal to Can Hunger!

April 22, 2013 | Release # 6617

The Malone University chapter of Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) has surpassed their goal of collecting 5,000 pounds of food to assist the Stark County Hunger Task Force through their "Let's Can Hunger" campaign.

The chapter worked in cooperation with the Feinstein Foundation that pledged to match any canned or monetary donations made in the months of March and April. In total, the chapter collected 4,784 pounds of non-perishable food items and $2,131 in monetary donations (each $1 can be stretched to feed 18 people).

Among the items, and in the spirit of cooperation, the Theatre department at Malone donated bags of non-perishable groceries that had served as props only a week earlier in the University's spring production of The Rabbit Hole. Additional employee challenges were met by the faculty and staff, specifically students and faculty in the Nursing and Human Development departments.

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 ended on April 15, although donations to the Stark County Hunger Task Force are always accepted. The Malone campaign was made possible due to a Campbell's "Let's Can Hunger" Grant awarded to Malone University Enactus.

The chapter also recently presented in Chicago at the Enactus Regional Competition, held April 11 - 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.

Enactus

Pictured, left to right:

  • Billy Latta, a senior business administration major from Metuchen, N.J.
  • Liz Baldridge, a junior business administration major from Springfield
  • Jasmine Evans, a senior business administration major from Mansfield
  • Hannah Kirk, a junior intervention specialist-education major from Carrollton
  • Gideon Snyder, a senior business administration major from Mansfield

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 2014

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330.471.8239
Cell: 330.324.2424


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