In our youth-run bookstores, we showcase a curated selection of quality products from mission-driven social enterprises – other organizations that use business to advance a mission. These are products that do good, offering job training, employment, and supporting important causes. From soy candles to wellness products to custom designed jewelry, MTW’s social enterprise product line is unique, fashionable, and meaningful. Stop by, see what’s new, and purchase with a purpose!
Bright Endeavors is a job training program that teaches young moms how to craft premium soy candles. Through their innovative model, young mothers are able to learn job skills that will help them secure quality employment in the future. Some of their most popular scented candles include lavender sprig, honey vanilla, and water lily.
Women’s Bean provides a safe and accepting workspace where women who may be recovering addicts, victims of domestic violence, or other life challenges can learn skills required for gainful employment. Women work as a team to make delicious products to be carried throughout the country. Some of these products include cookie and brownie mixes, blue popcorn with salted caramel seasoning, and soups such as lentil, split pea, and 10 bean soup.