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Kids make a sweet donation to Children's Hospital

Posted at 8:52 PM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 01:20:48-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A local fundraising initiative proves there's really nothing sweeter than kids helping kids.

StandAid presented a check for more than $4,000 to Children's Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs.

The money was collected from local kids who operated lemonade stands across Colorado Springs this summer.

The hospital is a non-profit, and relies on donations to keep operating, and this shows that everyone can contribute, no matter their age. "And to have the kids actually donating to the kids that are here in the hospital, it means a lot, coming from their heart," said Chief Nursing Officer Pam Johnson-Carlson.

Carlson also said it's an honor that the group chose the new hospital for their donation.

StandAid co-founder Kate Faricy said while parents help when necessary, the work is really in the hands of the kids. "They make the signs, they lug the tables to the curb, they mix the lemonade, they serve it up, they set the price, and in the end they make the donation which is really meaningful," Faricy said.

StandAid was started by local moms who wanted to teach their kids the joy of giving back early in life.

This is the second year for the group initiative. Last year's proceeds benefited CASA of the Pikes Peak Region.