Distributing practically 4,000 scoops of ice cream this summer season allowed 10 youth to donate practically $2,000 to Moose Jaw Transition Home so it will possibly higher assist its shoppers.
A bunch of feminine entrepreneurs consisting of major and secondary college college students began a enterprise in late June known as The Good Scoop as a part of a youth management group initiative, with the aim of, amongst different issues, gaining enterprise expertise.
The mission concerned younger girls from Vanier, Peacock, Central and King George Major Colleges. A lot of the women had been in eleventh grade, one was in twelfth grade and one was in eighth grade, whereas solely two had earlier work expertise.
The group included Rose Miko, Eire Guillaume, Madison Marktaner, Kate Hansen, Joyce Shaw, Josie Rogers, Jackson McAuley, Calista McQueen, Metteke Cridland and Mataya Copeland.
From July 1 to August 26, the entrepreneurs generated $14,588 in income, had $5,566 in bills, labored 868 hours, distributed 3,555 scoops, checked 79 five-gallon buckets, and served greater than 1,000 clients.
In addition they acquired numerous assist from the neighborhood, together with crops, freezers, lights and meters, together with driver coaching and startup cash.
After bills had been paid, the ladies donated 100% of their earnings – greater than 10% of their complete income – to Transition Home (MJTH). That quantity totaled $1,716.13, which 5 college students introduced in a examine on Oct. 11 to Government Director Jane Angus on the nonprofit’s new workplace on Excessive Avenue West.
“That is distinctive…. You guys did a very good job!” exclaimed Angus earlier than inquiring what they considered the mission.
The budding businesswomen stated it was a very good expertise, it was enjoyable, they acquired constructive suggestions they usually loved spending the summer season following the initiative. Their hottest taste was Cecil Caramel Fudge; They ran out of that sooner than anything.
Working downtown was additionally enjoyable; Sidewalk Days was crowded, whereas they needed to name the police a number of occasions all through the summer season as a result of road residents. Due to this concern, that they had two or three college students working every shift.
“It was demanding at occasions, however more often than not it was good…” McCauley stated.
When requested if they’d proceed working subsequent summer season, the group laughed and stated perhaps not, earlier than McCauley replied: “Effectively, it is numerous work.”
Some college students additionally participated within the Chamber of Commerce’s “Chat Cab,” the place Government Director Rob Clark picked them up and led them on a tour whereas asking them questions on their enterprise and different subjects.
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Angus then requested the scholars how they wished Transition Home to make use of the cash. The ladies responded that they wished the cash to go to the ladies on the shelter and to any “little issues” — like toiletries — that might make their day higher.
“That is loopy. After we give them full bottles of shampoo, or new underwear (or new pajamas), they’re so grateful,” stated Tammy McCleary, senior coordinator for MJTH.
Angus agreed, noting that Transition Home might additionally use the cash to take girls swimming, to the flicks or fund birthday events.
“That is wonderful. Thanks a lot women,” Angus added. “You’ve got performed a tremendous factor… I am simply so appreciative of you guys.”