Preschoolers raise money for others in need

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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Sonshine preschool set up at the Kroger in Princeton Tuesday afternoon with one goal: ending childhood cancer.

Jamie Allen with Sonshine Preschool said they gave out lemonade and other fun snacks to raise money through Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a national foundation that is working to find a cure for a sickness that affects so many children around the country.

“We are registered with the national foundation and we hope to raise enough money to cover a complete day of research and then help with travel expenses for families who can’t afford to get the children the help they need,” Allen said.

Allen works closely with the young children who split the afternoon in shifts to help those fighting a battle. She said a huge inspiration for donating to Alex’s Lemonade Stand was working with these kids daily; she is helping shape the minds that will become our future.

“If we don’t find a way to end this horrible disease, then we don’t have a future without these kids,” Allen said.

This was the first time these young kids raised money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, but Allen said they give back to people in need all year.

“Letters from home, letting our soldiers feel more comfortable during the holidays, and numerous other projects, but this was our big one for this year,” Allen said.

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