H20 for Life: fundraising to help those in need

Hailey Edelstein ('12)/Eastside news/features editor

Walking out of school, you may notice different clubs trying to raise money by hosting bake sales. This past month, the H2O for Life club held two successful bake sales. After a few months of school, the club is back in action and ready to make a difference.

Created just last year by Madi Schwartz (’12), East’s H2O for Life club is working to raise money for its partner school in Cameroon, Africa. The actual H2O for life foundation partners participating groups with schools in developing countries that are in desperate need of clean water. The club at East is required to make a total of about $1,300 for the school in Africa.

“It’s so important to help this organization because water is something we take for granted,” said Schwartz.

January’s two bake sales helped raise about $175. The club also held a wrist band fundraiser at the end of last year, but it still needs to raise $950 to meet their final goal.

As for plans for the rest of the year, Schwartz said the club plans to do a lot more fundraising to increase awareness of the organization and meet the club’s final goal in order to fully support its partner school.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting our goal,” said Schwartz. “I’m hoping to get more members and more East students involved.” The club usually meets after school with advisor, Mrs. Kelly O’Neill and is planning a meeting (date and location to be determined).