FREDERICK, Maryland—Students from the Hood College Enactus club raised money to create 150 care packages for the Frederick Rescue Mission.
The money came from a late night basketball fundraiser, competition winnings and support from the Hood College Career Center and the Department of Economics and Business Administration. The care packages included a full meal (sandwich, chips, water and a granola bar) and two items the rescue mission stated as being of the highest need—socks and a shaving razor.
“It is the exam-laden end of the semester, and these students have every opportunity to be insular and self focused, but instead they elect to step out of the classroom to impact the lives of others,” said David Gurzick, Ph.D., chair of the Hood Department of Economics and Business Administration and the faculty adviser for the Enactus chapter. “It is at the same time humbling and motivating to see the next generation in action. If this is any reflection of the future of our community, we are in good hands.”
Ana Filipovic Windsor, coordinator of the Enactus Board, organized the event, and Carolyn Chandler, volunteer coordinator at the Frederick Rescue Mission, coordinated the distribution of care packages.
Enactus is a worldwide 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. Hood College Enactus provides opportunities for students interested in the business, management and entrepreneurship fields to utilize their skills and create projects to help the Frederick Community.