By Nancy Edwards
Many children set up lemonade stands for fun so they can have a little extra money to spend on candy or toys. Campbell Rose set hers up this summer to raise money for her favorite cause: the welfare of pets at the Humane Society of Hamilton County.
On select Saturday mornings/early afternoons, the 9-year-old and her mother, Allison Rose, camp out on the porch of Best of What’s Around on East 116th Street, a vintage furniture/home décor shop located across from Handel’s Ice Cream. Not only does Campbell sell lemonade and iced coffee; she also markets catnip toys, dog pull-toys and blankets she makes herself.
Allison said she’s not surprised with her daughter’s ambitious project, which raised $400 during just one week recently.
“She’s always been dedicated and always been an animal lover,” Allison said. In addition, “We’ve always adopted animals from the Humane Society or other rescue organizations.”
Allison began advertising for Campbell’s cause on her own Facebook and business website. As well, the mother and daughter distributed flyers at pet stores and veterinary hospitals, including information about animals available for adoption through the Humane Society. After that, according to Allison, the progress toward her daughter’s cause “snowballed,” which pleasantly surprised Campbell.
“I was amazed at how much I made so far,” Campbell said. “I didn’t expect how many people would donate and how much money I made.”
Campbell, who plans to one day be a zookeeper, pet sitter or any job that involves working with animals, is reaching as far as she can to help the Humane Society. On Aug. 24 from 2 to 7 p.m., Campbell’s Creation Lemonade Stand will be one of more than 100 vendors selling pet-related and service products at Dog Day Afternoon, featuring Woofstock and the annual Parade of Paws Dog Walk, at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers, located behind the Town Hall.
All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Hamilton County. The HSHC is a not-for-profit organization that provides a safe haven for the unwanted animals in Hamilton County.
For more information about Campbell’s project, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/595612913795305/?fref=ts.