PETERBOROUGH-There’s nothing sweeter on a hot day than a cold, refreshing, freshly squeezed drink of lemonade sprinkled with a little bit of philanthropy.
On Saturday, August 19 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, six-year-old Loretta Cameron will hold her second annual Lemonade Stand to help support the development of affordable housing and food security at The Mount Community Centre.
“I want to help people,” says Loretta. ‘Last year, I was so busy at my lemonade stand that this year I told my gramma (Sue Gauthier) that I will need an assistant. She is going to help me.”
Loretta will set up her stand at Stenson Family Market on Brealey Drive, where her grandfather Mike Gauthier is the market manager. Loretta is providing free lemonade and chips in exchange for donations to The Mount Community Centre.
Loretta’s grandparents, Mike and Sue Gauthier say they wanted to teach her about giving back to the community.
“Summer is the perfect season for young kids to taste the sweet success that comes with being their own boss and learning about giving back to their community,” says grandfather Mike. “Helping our kids experience the happiness that comes from giving to others is probably one of the most valuable ways we can nurture generosity in them. By giving to others, children truly understand what kindness is and the importance of giving, not just receiving.”
“Children naturally love to help others, so getting them involved in donating to a charity or volunteering when they are young is a great idea,’ states Stephen Kylie, Board Chairperson at The Mount Community Centre. “Kids can learn valuable skills that equip them for life, and contribute to a cause that matters to them. We sincerely thank Loretta and her family for their involvement in this endeavour to support The Mount Community Centre.”
Date of Event: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Stenson Family Market (Brealey Drive between Sherbrooke St. and Parkhill Rd)