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Doing business for charities: regional alumni-run, nonprofit charitable enterprises support service work worldwide

Hundreds of volunteers, many of them EMU alumni, are the backbone of four alumni-run, nonprofit charitable enterprises in Harrisonburg that funnel funds toward worldwide poverty alleviation, relief and development efforts. Gift Thrift, and its used-book enterprise, Booksavers of Virginia, and adjacent Artisans’ Hope gift shop (all three in a small shopping strip an eas ...More

Ten Thousand Villages

Doing business for charities

Hundreds of volunteers, many of them EMU alumni, are the backbone of four alumni-run, nonprofit charitable enterprises in Harrisonburg that funnel funds toward worldwide poverty alleviation, relief and development efforts. Gift & Thrift, and its used-book enterprise, Booksavers of Virginia, and adjacent Artisans’ Hope gift shop (all three in a small shopping strip an easy walk from ...More

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Phonathon Exceeds Goal, Eclipses $135,000

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Royal Callers blew past their initial goal of $85,000. Enhanced by matching funds, the Royal Callers for Phonathon were able to finish the 2011-12 year with $136,212. “We’ve had the incredible blessing of several donors giving significant contributions to be used as matching ...More