4-Year-Old Girl Holds Lemonade Stand, Buys $1000 In Toys For Sick Kids

Thursday July 24th, 2014

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A four year old girl raised $1000 from lemonade sales to buy toys for sick children.

Kelly Edgington, 4, was inspired when she saw a TV show where a child gave their old toys to children in need.

Kelly decided she wanted to do this for kids in her community and specifically for kids in the Transition to Betterness Paediatric Oncology Satellite Unit, at the Metropolitan Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital.

Kelly hosted two lemonade stands and a family garage sale, raising $1,000.

On Tuesday, Kelly, her grandparents and T2B went shopping at Toys R Us where she purchased $1,000 in toys. The staff and management of the Windsor Toys R Us store were charmed by Kelly’s act of compassion at such a young age, and they decided to offer her a discount on the all items purchased; allowing Kelly to buy even more toys for the unit.

“Kelly did this all on her own, starting with the idea, to making her own signs and working the lemonade stand,” said Kristie Edgington, Kelly’s mom. “Kelly can be quiet but she wasn’t shy about doing this at all. We are very proud of her.”

Kelly’s efforts allowed her to purchase items such as a Wii system and games, new movies, art supplies, a portable DVD player and more.

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