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Freshmen sell FreshMynts for charity

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 11, 2007 10:14 AM


FIRST-YEAR SUCCESS: Fifteen news businesses launched by first-year students at Babson College raised $36,225 during the past year and donated the money various local charities. More than a third of the profit was earned by a business called FreshMynts, which sold mints in small packages emblazoned with messages. The company donated its $14,523 to Habitat for Humanity. The businesses are conceived, launched, and ultimately liquidated by first-year students as part of their first year curricula in learning the basics of business practices. Over the past nine years, the businesses have raised more than a quarter-million dollars for various non-profit organizations. Among the beneficiaries this year was the Wellesley Council on Aging, which received $1,910.

--Lisa Keen

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