Hendersonville Girls' Lemonade Stand Gives Back

2 Raising Cash For Cancer Patients, Homeless Kids
Posted at 7:00 AM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 08:03:58-04

For most kids, summer break means playing or pool-time, but for two Hendersonville girls, summer break means giving back. 

Buying a cookie or a hand-made bracelet on Sumner Meadow Lane is not about filling up a jar with cash. Olivia and her friend, Lindsay, set up shop every morning. They hold signs, they put up balloons, and they get excited about giving away their money.

"I think that this is really something that kids should think about. Just helping other people that really need it," said 12-year-old Olivia. 

"We just made up this idea to help and I was so excited and I was really happy because helping other people is what I like to do," said 8-year-old Lindsay. 

The girls couldn't decide on just one cause. So they're raising money for two.

"When I heard that they were helping the kids that are homeless and the kids who have cancer I thought 'Well that's really nice,'" said Kira Rogers, who stopped by to buy a bracelet.  

"These girls are willing to give away the money that they've stood out here all day in the heat. it just says a lot for them and their parents. I think it's very impressive," said Amy Harris. 

Lindsay's father, Sean Stanfield said he's so proud of their efforts. 

"I wish more people were just like these two girls. One person can make difference. Try something hard. Try at the risk of failing. Whether you have one person show up or 100 people show up just try," said Stanfield. 

So far, the girls have raised about $150.  

At the end of the summer, the girls said they will divide the money and give it to cancer organizations and Nashville's homeless children. They open their stand around 10 a.m. in the morning and have a GoFundMe page as well.