Texoma kid donates $2,000 dollars to Ardmore charity
ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - Max Rickets, an Ardmore 8-year-old decided to turn lemons into lemonade for those in need.
“I wanted to donate some money to the Grace Center and everybody was inspired by me,” said Max.
Max said nearly 200 people showed up to his first-ever lemonade stand Saturday. He made it known he would donate half his earnings to the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma to help the homeless population in Ardmore.
“We dropped everything and we planned a really quick impromptu lemonade stand and it kind of exploded from there. Happyology decided they were going to match the donation,” said Ariel Rickets.
His mom Ariel said he made $610 from the stand, but after community members caught wind of Max’s plan to donate the money, they wanted to squeeze a little extra for the cause.
“Tons of people were giving me money I didn’t need, but it was awesome,” said Max
Ariel said three other local businesses matched the earnings, so Max ended up making around $2,000 dollars for the Grace Center.
“For his lemonade, they were giving us $20 bills; one person gave us a $100 bill,” said Ariel.
He plans to hold his stand again and plans to sell seasonal drinks like hot chocolate and apple cider.
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