WINDSOR JUNCTION: Having needed the IWK Children’s Hospital in her young years herself, it was easy for Grace Cameron to decide on who would benefit from a lemonade and chocolate chip cookie fundraiser.
On a cool, but sunny September weekend (Sept. 19), the Waverley Memorial School student setup her lemonade stand at the corner of Waterford Crescent and Ingram Drive, across from Canterbury.
Using just word of mouth from her parents Rosie and Jay’s Facebook pages, along with shares by friends and The Laker News, Grace was ready to make sales to anyone who drove by.
“I thought that they could use the help because they couldn’t hold their fundraiser the Telethon this year,” said Grace when asked why she held it. “I know they help a lot of children like me.”
The youngster raised more than $250 all of which will go to the IWK. Even after closing and throughout the weekend she was receiving donations from family friends and those who could not make it via e-transfer, adding to that total.
She has had to use their services before.
“They have had to help me out a couple of times when I was younger,” said Grace.
The idea came about at the last second to even do it. So that meant she went to work making the cookies, with help of mom, and the lemonade.
“I decided to do it last night (Sept. 18),” said Grace. “I had been bored so while we were talking I mentioned how I like to do this lemonade stand.”
Grace was ecstatic with how quickly she sold out of her goodies.
“It was amazingly quick,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it. I am so thankful to everyone who came and bought some lemonade and chocolate chip cookies or even just stopped and donated.”
She was even informed that a couple of teachers at her school wanted to support her and buy some cookies on Monday morning, Sept. 21.
Now with the success of this fundraiser seen, will there be more?
“I might do some more,” said Grace with a smile as wide as can be, “but it might be hot chocolate instead of lemonade.”
And if Grace does another, please be sure to stop by and support her efforts!