Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lemonade for Eliza


Two girls in my neighborhood read about Eliza O'Neill, a little girl suffering from a big disease. They decided to go proactive and sell lemonade to raise funds for Eliza.

They enlisted their friends. They made flyers and walked up and down the block with their mother to distribute them. 

Today, Sunday, I can hear the children outside as I type. John and I went out to get our lemonade and found the kids chanting, flagging down cars and passers-by, and enjoying every gleeful moment of their altruism. Their parents didn't tell them to do this, although there's a lot of parental support of this event. You can bet the kids learned charity at home.

You can go to Eliza's gofundme website and help. Or help someone else. If not for their sake, then for your own.

Being nice is good for everyone. Plus, it's fun.

19 comments:

Gunn said...

Well done to all the girls. I hope they get lots of support from family, friends and people in the neighborhood.

Best wishes to Eliza all the way from me here in Stavanger, Norway.

William Kendall said...

Bravo to the girls!

Margaret said...

We used to do this sort of thing. On e we even had a waffle sale.

altadenahiker said...

Really cool kids.

Petrea Burchard said...

One wonderful boy in the picture, too, who did a fantastic job of slowing down the cars and hawking lemonade.

As did they all!

I don't remember being this altruistic with lemonade as a kid. I did other things to be charitable, but my lemonade profits were my own.

Ms M said...

Wonderful post! And highest kudos to these kids! Best wishes and prayers for Eliza

Bellis said...

That lemonade looks good! What a lovely street you live on. It's like something out of the past - lots of children having fun together. The kids in my neighborhood are invisible, which is very sad. I'm sure it's safe for them to be playing outside.

I hope the target for Eliza may be reached soon, but it takes lots of small donations to raise a million. Donald Stirling wouldn't even miss a million out of the 200,000 millions (is that 2 bn?) he'll be getting.

Petrea Burchard said...

Excellent lemonade made by hosting mom.

Bellis, I admire the wealthy who share with those in need. I don't know much about Stirling, but he could go a long way to healing his image if he helped someone who needs it.

TheChieftess said...

Good kids!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

They are, Chieftess. I'm honored to be their neighbor.

Ann Erdman said...

Helping children develop the habit of charitable giving is one of the greatest gifts parents can bestow. God bless these sweet girls!

Petrea Burchard said...

They're a fortunate bunch. I wonder if they know it? Somehow, I think they do.

LOLfromPasa said...

You are such a darling!!! Thank you for sharing. The photograph is to be treasured. They are all amazing!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Lauren. Yes, I think this is a keeper.

José Mendonça said...

What a lovely group portrait, Petrea!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, José, but they're all so charming I can't take the credit.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Yet again it happens. I read the news from another planet.

Petrea Burchard said...

Interesting the way you put it, Irina. Is this something the children in Moscow could do?

Saving Eliza said...

Thank you so much from the O'Neill's and Eliza! You kids are so kind to do this for our family. This will help stop this disease not just for Eliza, but for other little kids also. You are very special and can be proud, all of you. Thank you from Eliza, Beckham, Mom & Dad! (The O'Neill's)