Giving it All Away

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Recently two groups of Cedarville University business students started companies with the goal of giving all the profits away to a Springfield, Ohio, charity.

The Cedarville University Integrated Business Core is a breakthrough program which puts junior business students in the driver’s seat of business operation. Students create their own businesses and are responsible for the entire business process, including managing the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of a product. Split into two teams, the students chose the company names “Undercover Company” and “360° Spirit” to reflect their respective products — an all-weather performance blanket and a team spirit rally towel. Both teams sold out of their products.

Along with this business activity, each student donated a minimum of 10 hours of service to the Children’s Rescue Center of Springfield, totaling more than 450 hours.

“This experience was not only positive but educational for us,” shared Susie Rastatter, co-executive director of the Children’s Rescue Center. “We were extremely impressed with their level of education and professionalism.”

The two teams presented their annual reports along with a profit check of $3,000 to the Children’s Rescue Center on December 11.