Over the past month ELC Boston and Los Angeles have been holding a fundraiser to donate to the International Rescue Committee to help Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake. ELC’s president, Ellyn Levine, suggested having this fundraiser and promised that ELC would double the funds raised by the students and staff. The Los Angeles and Boston locations launched into the fundraiser with enthusiasm for the cause and a fierce sense of competition between the two school locations. ELC staff organized held events to raise money such as flowers sales for Valentine’s Day and bake sales. The students actively participated in these fundraising events and added money to the collection jars on their own. The Los Angeles schools raised $265 during the fundraiser campaign. Boston just barely edged them out with $269. With ELC matching the total raised, we will donate over $1000.