Lemonade Stand: Round Three (for HFD 75 this time)

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Lemonade Stand: Round Three (for HFD 75 this time)

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Post by Vol Texan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:41 pm

Two years ago, at age 8, my daughter did her first lemonade stand to buy breakfast for our Precinct 5 Constables. She ended up earning ~$650, and was able to bring food to them several times over the year.
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Then last year, at age 9, she did it again, but this time with the intent of buying a bunch of CoolCop units to help the constables with the summertime heat. With the help of a news story on KHOU, she raised the bar a bit and earned ~$1850. The manufacturer price-matched for us, which allowed us to buy ~$3700 worth of the devices - one for every car working out of our local station (plus a few to send back to the headquarters station). viewtopic.php?f=83&t=89631

Well, it's time for round 3, and at age 10, she has turned her attention on our local fire station, HPD 75. This Saturday and Sunday, she'll be selling her lemonade from noon until 3pm at the Kroger on the corner of Briar Forest & Dairy Ashford. KHOU ran another story this week, and hopefully that'll help bring in some more thirsty Houstonians.

If you happen to be the Westchase / Energy Corridor this weekend, please stop by and say hi!
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Post by sbrawley » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:51 pm

If we were still there, we would definitely swing by for a drink. I hope she raises the bar higher this year. Keep us updated
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Post by 1alexie » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:02 am

Your daughter has a good heart. She will surely have a good future in the business world.

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Post by puma guy » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:05 am

Wishing her much success for a great cause!
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Post by AndyC » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:31 am

Outstanding - what a great big heart she has.
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Post by Lynyrd » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:45 am

I wish I was closer. I would come buy a glass and pay for a gallon!
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:01 pm

What plans does she have for this years funds?

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Post by thatguyoverthere » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:20 pm

Excellent. Keep up the great work!

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Post by Vol Texan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:04 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:
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What plans does she have for this years funds?

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Her original plan was just to contribute to their food pantry. They work 24 hour shifts and need to buy their own food. Our neighborhood swim team usually does a fundraiser for them for this purpose, but weather, etc. prohibited them from doing it this year.

But we found out about their wish for a decontamination clothing washer for their personal clothing that they wear under the turnout gear. Apparently, firefighters face a significantly higher risk of cancer, and one of the suspected root causes is poor decontamination of clothing. Currently, they bring their soiled personal clothes home to wash with their family laundry, and they’d like to reduce that if possible.

We’re still researching options on this, but it seems this is the preferred target of the funds. If we can’t raise enough funds for a washer, then we’ll find another way to donate to them.

Here is a google search showing pricing for these machines in general: goo.gl/7611ML

Yes, $4000 is a big goal, but we’ve been surprised in the past. We never expected to raise as much as we did last year, and this year is already starting out good. One of my colleagues here at work already donated $100 on the promise that I’d bring her a glass of lemonade to the office on Monday. Only 39 more to go!

Side note to all: RoyGBiv gave one of last year’s biggest donations for the CoolCop campaign. He personally paid for several of the units so he could gift them to his local officers in the DFW area.
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Post by Vol Texan » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Day one went well - the kids raised around $620. It looks like they'll fall way short of their goal, but a good time was had by all.

Early in the morning, the ladder truck crew came by, and then later the other crew came to visit. In between, some friends of ours that are VFD also showed their support for the kids.

Let's see what day two brings in for us!
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Post by sbrawley » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:15 am

I was just thinking about this and curious on the final outcome.
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Post by glock27 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:54 pm

awesome little girl! is there a way to donate for us folks that arnt in houston?
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Post by TomS » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:25 pm

That’s pretty cool, you must be very proud.

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