(WICHITA, Kan.) — Update: The Wichita School District says students from College Hill Elementary raised $3,118.34 along with several boxes of school supplies by hosting a lemonade stand last week.
That money will go to help in relief efforst in Joplin, Missouri.
Thank you to all who supported College Hill’s lemonade stand to collect school supplies for students in Joplin, MO. They collected $3,118.34 and several boxes of school supplies.
Instead of wasting time watching TV or playing at the park, a group of Wichita elementary students take a week to help out fellow students in Joplin, Missouri.
The latchkey students at Wichita's College Hill Elementary have opened a lemonade stand. It all started with an idea from first grader Mallory Floyd.
Floyd's family knew some of the victims of the deadly Joplin tornado. She wanted to do something to help, so she and her classmates brainstormed and decided to put up the stand.
In return for donations of cash or school supplies, customers can get an ice cold cup of lemonade. PE instructor and latchkey director Karla Stenzel says it is great to see the kids take such an initiative.
"it's heartwarming because you know they're in the middle of their summer and they're having all this fun and probably things like are the farthest from their mind," said Stenzel, "when we talked to them about it they got excited, they came up with a lot of ideas, they made signs... so it makes me feel good to know that I've got these kids that are excited about doing this for other kids".
Floyd says she feels good about the chance to help others.
"It makes be feel good about myself, what i'm doing, it makes be proud about myself," said Floyd.
The lemonade stand is open all week at College Hill Elementary at 211 N. Clifton in Wichita. It will be open between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.