By Kylie Neel
A local neighborhood lemonade stand is going to benefit more than just residents’ quench of thirst this upcoming week.
From 10 a.m. to noon Friday, three children will be organizing a lemonade stand at 216 N. Pinecrest Dr. to raise money for The Well of North Louisiana.
Payton Lancaster, 7; Max Lancaster, 6; and Patrick Singh, 7, will be involved with the lemonade stand organization. Kendal Singh, Pinecrest neighborhood resident, said the children will donate funds to The Well, which is a local organization involved with foster care. Hosting a lemonade stand in the summer heat is a way for these three kids to raise funds and awareness, Singh said.
“The Well provides relationships and resources for moms and dads and brothers and sisters who are temporarily sharing their family with children who need healthy relationships,” she said. “These donations can help children in foster care have a chance to begin a strong and healthy relationship with a parental figure.”
Singh said each time a family decides to share their home, The Well provides meals, family activities, new clothing and supplies.
“They host celebrations and events for foster families to spend time together and build a stronger community within the system,” she said.
The North Pinecrest neighbors — Payton, Max, and Patrick — wanted to help kids get good care.
“We hope that with the money we can buy some toys for kids and raise money for the Well on Friday,” Singh said.