WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Those who work with Hospice of Wichita Falls say they are seeing an increase in the number of kids who want to volunteer and donate.
Twin brothers Seth and Reed are doing just that.
It all started one Saturday morning when they were having a family garage sale. That is when they decided to set up a lemonade stand.
However, their plan was not to spend the money they made on themselves but to donate the funds to Hospice of Wichita Falls. A non-profit organization that relies heavily on community donations.
Seth and Reed said it is important to help one another and they are happy they were able to do that while having fun.
"Because it is good to help people and it is fun to sell lemonade, but you're still helping people while you're having fun," Seth said.
By the end of their garage sale, they were able to raise $71.
Courtney Galloway, the Social Services Coordinator for Hospice of Wichita Falls, said she was very impressed when she found out what they did.
"It gives me goosebumps," Galloway said. "I had lemonade stands when I was little, but I never thought to give that money to an organization to help other people."
Helping others is something that runs in the family. Their dad has worked with Hospice of Wichita Falls for several months.
The brothers said they are proud of how much they raised and might just do something similar during the winter.
"We can do some hot chocolate during the winter for a dollar," Seth said.
The year book students at McNiel middle school are also offering up their support for Hospice of Wichita falls.
On their Facebook page you can see a photo of the snacks the kiddos collected for the non profit's hospitality cart that they use for patients and families who stay at their inpatient center.
Courtney Galloway also said their fall carnival coming up this October, where younger volunteers can get involved, is to bring awareness and support to their pediatric team.
We will have more information on that event as soon as it becomes available.