Biochemistry senior Julia Troost is the Founder and President of R.E.A.C.H., a service club that volunteers at local shelters and fundraises to host events to give back to the community. REACH, which incorporates the values of Restoration, Experience, Acceptance, Community and Humility, is a club for anyone who is passionate, genuine and determined to make a difference in the world, providing members with opportunities to be hands-on with various organizations in the community. Some of their activities have included stuffing fuzzy socks with personal care items and delivering to a women’s shelter, writing uplifting holiday cards for the homeless and delivering lunches to Baltimore street people. Julia’s leadership of club R.E.A.C.H was recognized with student leadership awards of “Service Program of the Year” and “Best New Club.” She was also nominated as the “Club President of the Year.”

The last fundraising event for the year, in conjunction with Student Activities is a Basket Auction to benefit My Sister’s Place, a day shelter in Baltimore City for women and children experiencing homelessness. Details on how to bid can be found on the above flyer. The baskets will are on display in Rockland A from 10 am to 6 pm on Monday and Tuesday April 27 and 28, with the drawing for winners on the 28th at 8pm. If you can’t make it to Rockland, you can view the baskets here.