Students Give Funds from Business to Rescue Mission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Grove City College students Stu Rozendal, Lizzy Higgins and Liz Finnegan are donating all of the proceeds from their business, The Pina Project, to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

The Pina Project started as a project in a business class that the students were working on and has grown from there. In the month of February, the Rescue Mission has received $711.70 from the proceeds of their sales.

The Pina Project describes themselves as a “pineapple themed, jewelry company, hoping to encourage others to wear the love, share their story, dare to change the world and end homelessness.”

The bracelet charms used for their jewelry are handmade and sustainably sourced from fallen trees in Hawaii. When the students are not studying, they are busy making these bracelets and selling them on Grove City College’s campus and through their website.

The three students summarized why they are giving their proceeds to the Rescue Mission by stating that, “We chose to give all of our proceeds to the Youngstown Rescue Mission because when we went there the month before we started the company to help make and serve dinner one night, we got to see the awesome things the Rescue Mission is doing in the community. We got to hear testimonies of so many of the people living and working there and experience the impact that the Rescue Mission had in people’s lives.”

Pictured: Stu Rozendal, Lizzy Higgins and Liz Finnegan.

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