A group of neighborhood kids in Napoleon, Ohio, organized a lemonade stand on Saturday, June 10, with the goal of raising money for charitable organizations. The event was a huge success, raising an impressive $3,100. The children, including Lane Myers, Kellan Myers, Harper Myers, Chloe Brink, Lucy Brink, Emma Groll, Addi Good, Claire Good, and Kinsley Durham, worked tirelessly and received overwhelming support from the Napoleon community.
The lemonade stand became a lively and compassionate gathering place. The funds raised will be distributed among three organizations close to the children’s hearts: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, The American Heart Association, and The National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
Lane Myers, born with a double inlet left ventricle, served as a symbol of courage and resilience. Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provided support during his medical journey, was one of the beneficiaries of the funds raised. Kellan Myers also contributed by collecting pop tabs. Addi Good, who bravely faces alopecia, inspired many with her positive attitude.
The event’s success was made possible by the generosity and support of the community. People and businesses from Napoleon and beyond contributed financially and offered words of encouragement to the young philanthropists. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided funds for the necessary supplies, amplifying the impact of the children’s efforts.