Buzz, Update Fort Worth

Kudos to the Colonial: Turning Lemons Into Leadership

05/25/2016
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The Colonial community welcomes thousands of fans to the neighborhood each May, and nothing says hospitality like a glass of fresh lemonade. Before they became Colonial Kids for a Cause, they were kids with a lemonade stand. A testament to this community’s values, their parents empowered them to think bigger and encouraged them to donate their proceeds to those in need.

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Thus, Colonial Kids for a Cause was born, and in six short years, more than 25 boys and girls ranging from ages 5 to 18 have raised more than $90,000 for charities like Susan G. Komen, A Wish With Wings and Cook Children’s Medical Center.

The DEAN & DELUCA Invitational runs through May 29 at the Colonial Country Club.

Every year, Colonial Kids for a Cause – group photo.jpg receives applications from local nonprofits. Members of all ages conduct site visits and vote to determine the group’s next beneficiary. This year, the group is “going purple” for KinderFrog, a developmentally appropriate educational environment for children with Down syndrome and other developmental delays, aspiring to raise $50,000 so that three children may attend the school for a full year. 

Although it still sells lemonade and cookies, Colonial Kids for a Cause now shuttles DEAN & DELUCA Invitational goers from their cars to the Colonial Country Club golf course, sells T-shirts and purple bows that decorate the trees, and solicits donations from local residents and corporations.

Colonial Kids for a Cause is a shining example of the way this community continues to rally together and turn the simplest of things, like a neighborhood lemonade stand, into something great.

Read our complete tribute to the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational: click here

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