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Help 8 y/o Izzy Help WWII Vets!

$3,555 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 25 people in 2 months
Daniel Grimes
on behalf of Jasmine Cloud
 KALAMAZOO, MI
In 2016, Isabella "Izzy" Grimes, 8 year old girl and founder of Izzy's Lemon Aid, was able to raise over $1300 to help send 3 World War II Veterans to Washington DC through Talons Out Honor Flight at no cost to them so they could see the WWII Memorial that was finally built in their honor, 59 years after the war ended. According to statistics released by the Veteran's Administration, our World War II vets are dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day. This means there are approximately only 855,070 veterans remaining of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II. In another 3-5 years, there will be no more WWII Veterans to send.

Because of her hard work and dedication to our Nation's Vets, many festivals and events have contacted Izzy to be at their shows in 2017 so she can raise more money and send even more veterans on an Honor Flight.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
2016 was a major success for us due to the AMAZING folks at Talons Out Honor Flight, our local media outlets and all of the selfless individuals who traveled near and far to buy our lemonade to support our Nation's Veterans! As a result, the people of Michigan heard about who we are and what we do. They now know that we only do this to help others. Once our costs are covered our profits are always donated to those who need it.

Izzy has set a goal of $5000 for 2017 so she can send 10 more Veterans to Washington, D.C.

As some of you already know, the way we brought Izzy's Lemon Aid to you in the past, was with an old, but reliable, landscaping trailer. It provided no coverage from the elements and no security for storage overnight, which limited us to 1 day events. This is why, we are asking for your help, one more time. All of the events that we have been invited to in 2017 are multi-day events ranging from two days to six days long.

We are looking to purchase a simple, 6x12 enclosed trailer with a ramp door. This would enable us to transport our equipment and supplies across the highways and byways in a safe and secure manner, keeping everything protected from the weather and would enable us to work multiple day events, resulting in more sales which means more veterans going to Washington, D.C.

The average price in West Michigan for the trailer we would need, is approximately $3500.  As low as that cost is to some, it is an expense that we cannot afford at this time. We need your help.

Izzy's Lemon Aid was created in 2014 by Isabella "Izzy" Grimes. At age 6, Izzy wanted to do the typical "Summertime Lemonade Stand" that most kids do at her age...but there was a twist. She wanted to use her profits to support a local charity. After careful thought, she chose a local law enforcement charity dedicated to helping the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters in times of need. She helped her dad design and build her first lemonade stand "Izzy's Buzzy Bee Cafe". Izzy didn't want to serve regular lemonade, she wanted it to be the best tasting stuff she ever had; Lemon Shake-Ups!

After carefully approaching a local bank manager, she was allowed to set up in front of the bank on their customer appreciation day. In short, Izzy was able to bring in over $100 in 4 hours! After getting home, she counted the money and looked up at her father and casually said "This isn't enough money. We need to find a way to make more so we can help more people." With that simple, honest, and selfless statement, Izzy's Lemon Aid was born.

Izzy and her dad decided the best way to maximize their donations was to sell more lemonade. The best way to do this, was to attend bigger events, festivals, shows, etc. with more people. Izzy's Lemon Aid is now a mobile food vending operation with a 10' x 10' canopy tent, full color banners, and NSF Approved equipment.


Veterans Suprise Izzy at her school for her efforts
www.izzyslemonaid.com
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Update 17
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1 month ago
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We did it! Thank You so much for all of your support!
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Update 16
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We reached 51% of our goal! Thank You!!
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Update 15
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We reached 51% of our goal! Thank You!!
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Update 14
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Help 8 y/o Izzy Help WWII Vets! has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to American Legion Department Of Michigan, Old National Bank, Perry Harley-Davidson and Amerifirst Home Mortgage Kalamazoo.
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$3,555 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 25 people in 2 months
Created January 4, 2017
Daniel Grimes  
on behalf of Jasmine Cloud
FP
$25
Francine Payne
1 month ago(Offline Donation)
CW
$500
Camping World
1 month ago(Offline Donation)
KF
$25
Kennedy Frazer
1 month ago

Keep up your hard work Izzy!

KB
$20
Katie Bevins
1 month ago(Offline Donation)
4L
$150
40et8 Voiture 946 - Lansing
1 month ago(Offline Donation)

Thank You to our friends over at the 40et8 and especially James Coe!

DT
$100
David & Holly Thomas
1 month ago(Offline Donation)
KF
$250
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
1 month ago(Offline Donation)
MT
$100
Metro Toyota
1 month ago(Offline Donation)
V1
$100
VFW Post 1527
2 months ago(Offline Donation)
MB
$250
MEGA BEV
2 months ago(Offline Donation)
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