A mother-daughter duo from Sammamish raised more than $160 in cash and donations for Hopelink last week with a lemonade stand.
Mia Kumar, 7, and her mother, Michelle, read about Hopelink’s drive to bring in donations to purchase school supplies for kids in need, and decided to host a lemonade stand to help out.
“Being a teacher myself, I know how important it is for kids to have the basic school supplies in order to be prepared for school, so I was equally excited to know that the money we raised would go toward such a worthy cause,” Michelle wrote in an e-mail.
The two sent out e-mails to friends in advance, and advertised with posters along 216th Avenue Southeast, then set up shop in front of Margaret Mead Elementary School, where Mia will be in second grade this fall.
After selling lemonade and accepting donations for two days, the pair had collected $160, as well as miscellaneous school supplies for Hopelink.
“I really appreciate all the people that came out to support Hopelink,” Michelle said. “The money will provide enough backpacks filled with school supplies for four to eight students, depending on the age.”
For more information about Hopelink, visit www.hope-link.org.