Patrick Kenny’s Lemonade Stand for Charity
Patrick’s interest in helping others grew from a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital commercial he saw when eating dinner at a restaurant. He could not fathom why the kids in the commercial, many of them younger than himself, were sick. His curiosity led to a discussion about charities and giving back to families in need. The next day, Patrick and his grandfather took a trip to a local park, where he noticed someone putting on a lemonade stand. The pieces instantly fell together. Upon returning home, Patrick declared,
Thanks to generous donations from his grandparents and enthusiastic involvement from community members on what Lindsey remembers as “the hottest day ever,” Patrick’s lemonade stand was a great success, raising $93 in total. His contribution means that three kids will be able to participate in Common Threads programming, learning the skills they need to be able to cook for life. And these kids won’t be alone—Patrick and Lindsey have been invited to attend a Chicago cooking class this fall so that they can witness the real impact of their hard work.
Thanks from all of us at Common Threads – we look forward to seeing Patrick continue to do great things for his community!