Not long ago we received a very heartwarming letter from three lovely, entrepreneurial children who were keen to donate the proceeds of their lemonade stand to Sir David Martin Foundation. They even took the time to illustrate their delicious recipe!
Not long ago we received a very heartwarming letter from three lovely, entrepreneurial children (5, 7 and 9yrs) who were keen to donate the proceeds of their lemonade stand to charity. We were touched that they nominated Sir David Martin Foundation, and also that they took the time to illustrate their delicious recipe, which we have tested and would now like to share with you, our wonderful supporters!
What is so special about this random act of kindness, is that these kids are learning early on that there are others out there, that are not as fortunate as they are and that it's important to help others in their hour of crisis.
In an attempt to highlight where exactly their money will go, Anna from our team, responded with this:
Dear Harry, Willow and Lola,
On behalf of us all at Sir David Martin Foundation, I would like to thank you for sharing your lemonade profits. You must have worked very hard making the lemonade and selling it to all the neighbours.Your money has gone towards helping some young people who have made some bad decisions and got into a bit of trouble. We are looking after them at a farm, where they learn lots of new skills and get better at working things out. While they are at the farm they help out by looking after the chickens and feeding the cows and driving the tractor. Also they grow some vegetables, help cook the meals and keep their rooms tidy. I have put a map in so you can see all the different things they do there.After they leave we keep an eye on them and they can ring up and ask for a bit more help if they need it.Some of them go back to school if they left too early, some go to TAFE and university and other ones look for a job and a good place to live.
Thank you for your help.
Anna Martin Beaumont
The selflessness of these children should be a reminder to us all that when we give out of the kindness of our hearts, there's a ripple effect that goes out into the universe. Just like these kids' gesture made our day and the day of the young people at Triple Care Farm, it will also hopefully also put a smile on your face and encourage you to also give generously.