QUINCY (WGEM) — While many were celebrating on Labor Day weekend, a Quincy girl was dedicating her time to raise money for the Quincy Salvation Army through a lemonade stand.
Grace Hendrian, along with her little sister June and parents, set up a lemonade stand as a fundraiser for the Quincy Salvation Army on Saturday, August 31. The stand featured a variety of baked goods, coffee and lemonade, along with Grace’s favorite, donuts.
“We had the most special morning! We knew our community was wonderful but oh my the generosity from strangers still makes me tear up as I talk about it! We are very proud of Grace and her giving heart,” said Grace’s mom, Kellea.
Kellea and her husband Adam said they wanted to make sure they nurtured their daughter’s giving spirit and showed her she can do anything, especially when it comes to fundraising to give back to others.
Donations continued to come in over the next 10 days raising a total of $1,097.
Kellea mentioned several things Grace’s lemonade stand taught them but the biggest was, “Little girls can do big things and the Quincy community is beyond generous!”
“We are thankful Kellea and Adam are raising their children with such generous hearts,” said Area Commander Major Andrew Miller. “Her donation will make a major impact on the lives of many. Her $1,097 donation will provide over 400 meals for area families in need.”