Every year, the Rescue Mission provides over 300,000 meals, 127,000 emergency shelter stays, and transitions 1,000 clients to permanent housing and employment in the Syracuse area. Our team supports their efforts by helping increase revenues and overall sustainability. After working closely with the Rescue Mission for the last 7 years, we noticed an opportunity for growth.

3Fifteen’s Etsy platform launched in March of 2017. The Etsy Platform gives the Rescue Mission access to a larger market and increases margins by selling a variety of high-end items, focusing on vintage and unique clothing and accessories. After pitching the idea to 3Fifteen’s management, the idea came to fruition, and it is now a live site.

A team of 10 students work weekly to select, research and post high value items from the 3Fifteen store to reach a wider audience and achieve higher margins.


Jesse MenZa

Majors: Finance & Marketing Management

Minor: Psychology

Jesse is a senior in Whitman. She says that Whitman has shaped her into the woman she is today because it exposed her to the people of the Syracuse area who are in desperate need for help. Enactus has led Jesse to the realization that every little bit someone does can help. Whether she is volunteering at the Clothing Outreach or selling items on Etsy for the homeless people of Syracuse, she knows she is making some sort of difference in the neighborhood.




Majors: Marketing Management & Retail Management

Rebecca is a senior in Whitman. She joined Enactus to give back to organizations like the Rescue Mission and meet like-minded peers who are passionate about volunteering. Through Enactus, Rebecca has gotten opportunities to participate in various community service projects. As a new project leader, Rebecca is happy to be able to make a difference in the greater Syracuse community and guide others to do the same!