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Photo by: Peter Frey

When UGA senior Andrew Wilkin was assigned the task of creating a profitable business without spending his own money, he decided that any profits should benefit those who really need help. So his New Venture entrepreneurship class project—inspired by his volunteer work at the Bigger Vision emergency shelter—was creating the Homeless Help Card, a coupon card with profits benefitting Athens-area centers for the homeless. The card costs $10 and gets customers discounts at more than 30 local businesses. As of Nov. 1 Life On Life Ministries, the nonprofit supporting Wilkin’s project, had sold 262 cards and raised $1,590.