They have some of the biggest hearts...so it didn't surprise me one bit when Penny told me about how her daughter Brinklee (5 years old, but 4 at the time) saw a commercial for Operation Smile and wanted so badly to help those sweet children who had cleft lips/palates. So Brinklee and her little sister Bryndee saved up all their money to donate, and after a couple months had $25. How awesome! Well, each surgery costs $250...so they took action and planned a Lemonade/Bake Sale to earn the rest of the money! They built a DARLING lemonade stand with their daddy, and Penny invited friends, family, and neighbors to come join in on the fun for a great cause. Our congregation from church even got in on it! The event was last night, and to say it was a success is an understatement. Along with my chocolate chip cookies and my friend Kira's rice crispy treats, there were dozens and dozens of delicious baked goods and fresh, ice-cold lemonade for people to enjoy and then donate as much as they wanted to Operation Smile. And by the end of the night they had raised $1,198.89 for Operation Smile!!! That's enough for 5 children to get needed surgeries!
All because sweet little girls, with big hearts, wanted to help others. :) How lucky we are to have such sweet, inspiring friends!