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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Supervisor Romaine Presents Certificate to Three Village Kids Lemonade Stand During Eighth Event

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Farmingville, NY - Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Maddie and Joseph Mastriano during their Eighth Annual Three Village Kids Lemonade Stand fundraiser at Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School in Stony Brook.

The lemonade stand fundraiser began in the summer of 2012, when Joseph and Maddie decided to set up a lemonade stand in front of their house on Spencer Lane. When more than a dozen of their friends decided to join them in operating the stand, they decided to donate their profits to the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital rather than share the money amongst themselves.

What started out as a small lemonade stand in front of their home quickly grew and was embraced by the community. More than 200-volunteers from grades K-12 now help the lemonade stand each year by raising money, selling lemonade or donating supplies. Over the years, the lemonade stand has raised nearly $100,000 for the new Children’s Hospital Pavilion, and Child Life Program. Since the first lemonade stand in 2012, the lemonade stand has provided more than 800 students the opportunity to earn more than 7,500 community service hours.

The mission of The Three Village Kids Lemonade Stand is, “To show students of all ages how together we can turn lemons into lemonade, one cup at a time to improve the quality of life of patients and their families at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Child Life Program.” Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital serving over 400,000 pediatric patients in Suffolk County.

Supervisor with kids from Lemonade Stand presenting a certificate of Appreciation

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