Lemonade stand leads to $5,000 charitable donation

Rhonda Reinke of Rose Again Foundation introduced four boys who were presented certificates of appreciation by Murrieta Mayor Rick Gibbs Tue...

Rhonda Reinke of Rose Again Foundation introduced four boys who were presented certificates of appreciation by Murrieta Mayor Rick Gibbs Tuesday night. From left are Brandon Chavers, 10; Eli Redding, 10; and Jake Daarstad, 11. Andrew Chavers was not present at the council meeting. In the background are council members Randon Lane and Alan Long.
Murrieta 24/7 photo: Doug Spoon

The ambition of four Murrieta boys to help raise funds for a local charity through lemonade sales sparked a community outreach that raised $5,000.

Brandon Chavers, Eli Redding, Jake Daarstad and Andrew Chavers were presented certificates of appreciation by Murrieta Mayor Rick Gibbs at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. What started with the boys' efforts at a lemonade stand resulted in a huge donation to the Rose Again Foundation of Temecula. According to its Facebook page, the foundation "seeks to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home-life experience and exceptional liberal arts education to orphaned and foster children."

Rhonda Reinke of Rose Again Foundation told the audience that the boys raised $53.75 and chose to donate the money to that organization.

"When that happened, others were so inspired by what these four did on a Saturday afternoon, they started contributing to their lemonade fundraiser. So in total, they raised $2,500. But that's not all. We had a donor who matched it, so in total, they raised $5,000."

Gibbs addressed the boys personally before presenting them with their certificates.

"You guys are awesome," Gibbs said. "You're going to get a lot of advice later on about what you can do with your life. You have already proven what you can do in life, and that's to help others. You're to be commended. Because the guy up there that you pray to, he's looking down on you and saying, 'These guys are special. I'm going to be watching them.' "

For information about Rose Again Foundation, visit roseagainfoundation.org.

Related

Rose Again Foundation 4201258311832919888

Post a Comment

emo-but-icon

Follow Us










Subscribe Via E-mail

item