Sofie Leusch ’19 and Dulmi Ratnasiri ’19 helped to bring the Care for Kids Club to Holy Cross when they were juniors. The members of this club would collect small gifts to be delivered to the Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda. Now as students at the University of Maryland, College Park, they have brought the Care for Kids efforts to their college campus. This past fall, with good pandemic protocols in place, they accepted donations to raise nearly $2,500 for books, games, craft kits, toys, socks, bath essentials, candy and much more! The deliveries were made in time for the Christmas holidays at the Children’s Inn—bringing cheer at a time that can be especially difficult.
Sofie, a neuroscience major, and Dulmi, a biological science major, look forward to growing this compassionate cause at UMD.