On March 23, 2011, ELC Los Angeles held a bake sale to help the earthquake relief efforts in Japan. Students, faculty, staff, and even neighboring offices and businesses turned out in massive numbers to contribute to the cause and to feast upon the homemade baked and fried goods donated by the same students and staff. Along with the generous baked donations of the Pacific French Bakery, the bake sale became even more wildly successful. ELC Los Angeles has previously worked with The International Rescue Committee (IRC) to aid relief efforts in Haiti, and now the IRC is working with Peace Winds Japan to assist humanitarian work in Japan. Administrative Assistant Yang Yang and Student Services Coordinator James Benito set up tables in the student lounge and were quickly overwhelmed with students before class, during breaks, during lunch, and even after school! Delicious fried pies, decadent brownies, cookies, frosted cakes, cupcakes, and Yang’s famous fried egg-rolls had no problem selling out! The end result of our bake sale totaled to a remarkable $718! In a gesture of pure generosity, ELC has decided to double the amount raised to a grand total of $1,436! ELC would like to extend a big THANK YOU to those that helped make this bake sale so successful and rewarding, in more ways than one.