Giving Hope to Kids!
Payton's Lemonade Stand Donation Page!
In the summer of 2018, Payton decided she wanted to have a lemonade stand. We talked about where the proceeds would go and decided that 100% of all proceeds would go towards purchasing new toys for patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Payton received a new toy (teddy bear) when she was a patient there at a very young age and that bear has slept in her bed every single night since. It’s a very special toy to Payton and has provided her with great comfort over the years. Payton now has a chance to give back and provide other patients with their own special toy.
At her first stand she raised $768! A year later, at her second stand in the summer of 2019,she raised almost $7,000!! We were able to provide SO many new toys to patients at CCHMC.
On any given day, there are hundreds(!) of children hospitalized at CCHMC. Many are confined to their rooms due to isolation precautions and aren’t able to go to the activity centers to play.
These toys can be given to a patient who is having a rough day, a patient who is spending their birthday, Christmas, or any holiday in the hospital, a patient who was brave while going through an invasive procedure, a patient who might be having their last chemo treatment, or a patient who is heading home after a long hospital stay. These toys also stock the various toy closets and activity centers throughout the hospital. Finally, these toys can also be included on the prize cart that travels the units every Monday and Wednesday evening while the patients participate in hospital wide BINGO. These toys make a big difference!!
CCHMC is operating under an abundance of caution during this pandemic to minimize any possible spread of infection to our patients and staff. Therefore, they have been unable to accept any donations from the community. That means toy inventory is LOW and this money is needed now more than ever. By joining together, we CAN help make a difference!
By donating to Payton’s Lemonade Stand, you are purchasing a new toy(s) for a patient in the hospital. All money donated goes directly to the Child Life Department at CCHMC who will be purchasing toys that are most requested from the patients.
Please join us for our third annual lemonade stand on August 1, 2020! It's being sponsored by Dwyer Insurance and we have EIGHT franchise lemonade stands all across Cincinnati and NKY so be on the lookout for delicious lemonade everywhere on August 1st!
Notes from donors:
Hey Pate! We heard you on the radio this morning and we are SO very proud of you!! :) We are sorry that we cannot come to your actual lemonade stand this year..you are such a generous and thoughtful young lady! No doubt your gifts bring so much joy to many children and I know it makes you feel good doing it and making a difference! Keep up the GOOD work!! -- Uncle Nick, Aunt Sarah, Kayla, & Macy in CO
Payton, I just donated because I saw what you have done by having a lemonade stand to raise money for toys to give to kids in the hospital. You are special, giving and loving. If more people would be like you this world would be a better place. I will pray for you and your family. Thank you! -- Becky Moore
Payton, I’m so proud of you for doing this for the second year in a row! You have such a good heart. Keep up the good work. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to come today but I did send you a donation to help the children at the hospital. May God Bless you and your hard work! -- Xoxo Ms. Angie “Ms. Angie”
Payton, This is Vinny's Mimi. I am sorry I couldn't make it to your lemonade stand today. I am so proud of you for raising money for all the precious children to help bring some joy to their day. Dream Big! -- Tina aka Mimi Tina Bouchard
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