Members of the Johnston Hall Council at MU raised about $300 at a bake sale Wednesday afternoon for the benefit of Greta Johnson, daughter of Jessica Jennrich, director of undergraduate advising, curriculum and programming in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Jennrich is also a stakeholder with Johnston Hall, meaning she works with residents and serves as a faculty adviser to the Women’s Leadership Freshman Interest Group. Her 1-year-old daughter, Greta, has cerebral palsy.
Johnston residents approached Jennrich about holding an event to support Greta and decided to put on a bake sale.
As of 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, proceeds from the bake sale totaled around $300, MU freshman and Johnston resident Stacy Ike said. This is in addition to funds donated by each floor of the hall, leaving a total of approximately $500 for Greta.
This amount shocked and overwhelmed Jennrich.
“It just warms my heart so much that students, faculty and staff would come out and be supportive,” she said.
Jennrich will use the funds to pay for additional physical, occupational and speech therapy for Greta.
“The harder you work at a younger age, the more you can accomplish,” she said.