Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Anthony Delmedico, founder of the Little Green Money Machine, donates business stands, toys, books to the Olympic Hills 9/11 Lemonade Stand fundraiser in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The annual event is held each year on September 11th, rain or shine. Funds raised are donated to 9/11-related organizations.
The Olympic Hills 9/11 Lemonade Stand was founded by Sue Donkersgoed in 2000 and is in its 13th year of operation. The annual fundraiser has raised over $13,000 to date. This year the Twin Cities neighborhood ramped up sales by increasing exposure by selling drinks and snacks with the Little Green Money Machine.
The Little Green Money Machine is an interactive learning system that promotes youth entrepreneurship and helps kids learn how to set goals, set-up their first business, and lays the foundation of financial literacy and social entrepreneurship. This award winning new system includes a book and business stand for kids, tweens, and teens.
“My goal for the annual fundraiser is to teach our kids about philanthropy while learning about the importance of a monumental event. This is a major part of our history. It’s an issue on how to explain 9/11 to our kids. We are able to share and give back to organizations that were touched by this horrific incident,” says Sue Donkersgoed, local resident and teacher at Eden Prairie High School.
The neighborhood grassroots event has grown over the years and involves planning, strategy, outreach, marketing and selling lemonade and cookies. The entire neighborhood gets involved, children and adults. Each year, donations are sent to 9/11-related organizations. Charities chosen for 2013 include the American Red Cross, the Family Readiness Center, Sew Much Comfort, which provides adaptive clothing at no charge to injured returning veterans, and General Safety Equipment, a Wyoming, Minn., firetruck manufacturer.
“There are kids that weren’t even born when this happened. Each year, they are learning from the adults, the older kids, and the community itself. The fundraiser makes everyone stop,” says Donkersgoed.
“This neighborhood fundraiser and their efforts every year are truly amazing. The Little Green Money Machine is a perfect fit and provides enhanced branding and visibility for them to raise more money. We are glad we were able to help them with toy and book donations as well as raise money for this charity,” says Anthony Delmedico, founder of the Little Green Money Machine.
About the Little Green Money Machine
The Little Green Money Machine (LGMM) is an interactive learning system that promotes youth entrepreneurship and helps kids learn how to set goals, set-up their first business, and lays the foundation of financial literacy and social entrepreneurship. This award-winning product includes a book Kids in Business Around the World and business stand for kids, tweens, and teens. For more information please visit http://www.LittleGreenMoneyMachine.com or call 1.872.588.LGMM.