Join Enactus for a holiday bazaar at the LaunchPad on December 8

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Join Syracuse Enactus for a holiday bazaar tabling event at the LaunchPad on Wednesday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m. featuring handcrafted items by local and global social entrepreneurs.  The event supports the work of the Syracuse University Enactus student organization which creates opportunities to positively impact local and international communities.

Stop by and meet the team, learn more about impact entrepreneurship, enjoy some festive holiday cheer and holiday treats to go — while supporting an important Syracuse student organization. The mutually beneficial relationships formed by Enactus students provide valuable real-world experiences through learning, practicing, and teaching the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

This year’s holiday bazaar features unique artisanal items such as handmade “Light the Way” soy candles in vintage bottles made by InterFaith Works’ Center for New Americans which resettles refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as asylees from many other countries, helping refugees and immigrant families integrate into their new communities.  The center also provides English classes, employment preparation and immigration, medical case management, mental health services, cultural orientation, referrals and community navigation services.

Additionally, beautiful handwoven items by Mayan women are available for holiday gift giving. Mayan women, who are experts at hand weaving and beading, often lose money selling their products for less than their worth in hopes that they will be able to purchase food for their families. The Syracuse University Enactus team purchases handmade and hand-woven products from the talented Mayan women of Guatemala and sells them in the United States for a higher profit. Team Guatemala then sends 90% of the proceeds directly back to the women.  Purchase of these beautiful crafts helps end the cycle of poverty and illiteracy in Guatemala, supporting scholarships for young girls.

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Come by and meet Kelly Davis, a junior from Littleton, MA, Whitman EEE and Newhouse TRF double major who has been Enactus President-elect since fall 2020, as well as Enactus Project Leader Matt Keenan, a senior Whitman marketing management student minoring in public communications at Newhouse.