Over the spring break, AALEAD students took it upon themselves to organize a Japan Relief carwash event on Thursday April 21st. Originally scheduled to be on the 19th, our students decided that they would give up the scheduled Field Day on Thursday to reschedule the carwash on that day.
Over 60 students from Maryland and DC, staff, and volunteers came out to both the Comfort Inn College Park location and the Wheaton Community Center to raise money for Direct Relief International and through the 4 hours of washing cars, a total of $602.23 was collected! With the help of the AALEAD fundraising dinner, over $800 will be donated to Direct Relief International. One student in particular even helped the cause by making and selling his own lemonade, what a great idea! Many students were heavily involved by being station leaders, while other students stepped up by waving signs, talking to customers, and even playing the ukulele for waiting customers.
We want to thank again Comfort Inn College Park location and the Wheaton Community Center for their generosity in providing a space for the event. It was through your selflessness we are able to donate 100% of our donations to the charity.