I created a non-profit business with some of my friends all over the country that I met at summer camps, over the course of my junior year that sells clothes and takes donations and sends the money to an orphanage in Lebanon. However, every time I try to explain it to my classmates they are like "but you did it for college right?" or "that looks good for college". But in reality My friends and I created it because we sincerely wanted to help, in fact, I even put almost all the money I made over the last 2 summers, how do I explain that to classmates, teachers, adults, and especially in my essay for college?
P.S. I didnt even know that colleges cared that much about EC until last May, and I didnt know there were EC essays until September