Aug 25, 2021

Grace and June Hendrian, daughters of Adam and Kellea Hendrian of Quincy, IL, are excited to be hosting a donut and lemonade stand to benefit the Quincy Salvation Army. This special event will be held Saturday, September 4, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Hardy’s Radiator (North 12th across from the Illinois Veterans Home entrance). The girls, along with their parents, will be selling donuts, coffee, and lemonade. Grace and June’s goal is to raise enough to provide 500 meals, which is approximately $1250. 100% of the funds raised during this event will be given directly to Quincy’s Salvation Army Family Services.

When asked about the items being sold, Kellea said, “Donuts are the girls favorite breakfast. Lemonade is one of their favorite drinks. And Adam and I need the coffee!” To ensure the safety of all community members, food items will be store bought, individually wrapped, and distributed via grab and go. In addition to cash/checks, customers can use Venmo (@kellea-hendrian) to pay for their treats. “Once the fund raiser is over, the girls, Adam and I will present a check to The Salvation Army,” stated Kellea.

This isn’t the first fund raiser for The Salvation Army for Grace. In 2019, Grace asked her mom if she could have a lemonade stand with the intent to donate all the proceeds to a local charity. Kellea instructed her to think about what organization for which she’d like to raise money.  With a goal of raising $100 for the Quincy Salvation Army, Grace (and her parents) embarked on pulling together all of the details of the stand. Grace, who surpassed her goal by $900, appreciated the financial support and encouragement from family members, out-of-town friends, and the Quincy community. The funds raised and donated to The Salvation Army’s Family Services, was enough to purchase approximately 400 meals for those The Salvation Army serves. The Hendrian family says, “We have always felt giving a few hours of our time was the least we could do. We really wanted to do it last year, when fundraising to support our community was such a dire need.”

When asked how events like this fundraiser impacts The Salvation Army, Development Director Matt Schmidt stated, “It’s inspiring to see young people like Grace and June get involved in helping others by using things they love, like donuts and lemonade, to raise money. They're learning at a young age the power of giving back and that should inspire all of us of any age to see what we can do to use our talents to help people in need.”

Would you, your family, or organization like to raise funds or ring bells for The Salvation Army? Bell ringing volunteers can sign up at www.RegisterToRing.com starting in October. On this official registration site, volunteers can reserve their date, time, and location. If you have any questions regarding volunteer bell ringing in Quincy, IL, Hannibal or Palmyra, MO contact Jeremy Koren, volunteer coordinator at 217-231-5633. Anyone wanting to host a fundraiser should call (217) 231-5694 and speak with Matt. 

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