UNR Students to Collect 5000 Pounds of Food

By: KOLOCares Email
By: KOLOCares Email

RENO, NV - Enactus is an international 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.

At the University of Nevada, Reno, students in Enactus focus on empowering and aiding the Washoe County community through a series of projects. These projects cover a wide range of topics, including feeding the hungry in partnership with the Children’s Cabinet, educating the youth on the principles of free enterprise through Junior Achievement, teaching elementary aged students environmentally sustainable habits in the Care a Whole Awful Lot Initiative, and working with recovering alcoholics through a Nevada recovery home.

Currently, Enactus at the University of Nevada is collaborating with Campbell’s and Sam’s Club in the Let’s Can Hunger challenge, which aims to collect 5000 pounds of food for the Children’s Cabinet, a local non-profit agency that has aided over 11,000 Nevadan families in the past year alone. So far Enactus at the University of Nevada has raised 3000 pounds, and would like to not only meet the 5000 pound goal, but go above and beyond by raising 10,000 pounds by February.

Twice a month, Enactus plans to table at the Sam's Club at 4835 Kietzke Lane in Reno to collect any monetary and canned goods for the Children’s Cabinet. Members would table during the weekend, Friday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 4 PM each day. As of right now, dates are not finalized, but Enactus at the University of Nevada will be collecting any donations from anybody willing to contribute to its cause.

If you are interested in donating, please contact Enactus at the University of Nevada’s president, James Burgett, at enactusunr@gmail.com. Any support is appreciated and all proceeds will benefit the Children’s Cabinet in Reno.

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