Lemonade Stand Helps Grant Wishes
CANTON, Ohio — You know the old saying, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. One northeast Ohio girl is doing just that with a lemonade stand, but she is not keeping her profits.
“Get your lemonade!” shouted Macie Shaheen, 5, of Canton.
“I always wanted a lemonade stand,” she told Fox 8 News.
But Macie’s lemonade stand is a little different.
“This is her second lemonade stand. She has made $174 prior to today,” said Shaheen’s mother, Renee.
You heard her right, $174, all made by accepting donations for a glass of the pink stuff.
“This is just in her nature, she gets it honestly,” said Renee.
Two days of selling lemonade netted over $250.
Most five-year-olds would keep that money, but not Macie. She is donating it all to ‘Wishes Can Happen,’ a nonprofit organization located in North Canton that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses in Ohio.
“I like doing it so much that I have lemonade for kids that don’t have nothing and I’m so happy about doing it,” Macie said.
“It shows she is a very special lady who is a very giving person who puts others above herself and will do good for the community,” said Peter Papadopulos, who made a donation at Macie’s stand.
And this isn’t the first time Macie has given back to the community, she’s been doing it her whole life.
“She goes out and helps with special needs adults, she has been doing that since she was two-months-old. She goes up four times a year to Akron to the Blast Program,” said Macie’s mom.
If you’re wondering if the price is right on the lemonade, just ask the customers.
“It’s the best lemonade I’ve ever had,” said one customer.
“Very good stuff,” added another.
Shaheen set a goal to raise $200 for ‘Wishes Can Happen’ and will donate all the money earned next week.