Support International Travel in Our Schools!

Feel passionately about the power of international travel? Want to ensure no Newton students get left behind? Please consider volunteering for or supporting GELF, a financial aid fund that enables low-income Newton North and Newton South students to join international travel experiences through the schools.

There are several ways to get involved:

1) Join the GELF Corporate Sponsorships Board!  We are a fun team of parents who could really use a few more volunteers to reach out to local companies and businesses. No experience is necessary! Email Samantha Mandel at to find out more.

2) Join the GELF auction team!  The May 9th GELF benefit dinner will include a silent auction and raffle, and we need a small army of volunteers to help us out!  Email GELF auction chair Lori Garg at to find out more.

3) Donate tickets, vacation home stays, or items to the GELF auction!  Popular auction items have included craft items, vacation home stays, sporting event tickets, gift certificates! All donations are greatly appreciated. Email to donate.

4) Buy a ticket to the May 9th GELF dinner or donate The May 9 GELF dinner is a fun 12-plate tasting event with 200 community members, a live band, and table service by the Newton Superintendent, principals and Mayor.   Can’t attend? Donate to support a teacher to attend the dinner instead, or make a straight up donation to make a student’s dream come true!

Thank you for supporting our students!