Cheektowaga girl's 'pay it forward' lemonade stand makes $200

Posted at 6:28 PM, Apr 24, 2018

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Now a Cheektowaga girl is using the lemonade she makes to buy happiness for other children. 

Eight year-old Abby Jacques was devastated when she found out someone stole her brand new bike from her home on Cleveland and Birkdale last year. Abby decided to take action. She set up a lemonade stand to raise money for a new bike.

Word about what happened to Abby spread on social media. After Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw posted a photo on Facebook, the community pitched in to help Abby get a new set of wheels.

Mychajliw and Howard Cadmus, owner of Sweet Jenny's in Williamsville, split the cost of a new bike.

You can still find Abby outside her home selling lemonade, but now to help others.

All of Abby's future lemonade sales will be given tp children in need of bikes and helmets at the Seneca Babcock Community Center.

On Tuesday, Abby raised $207. All proceeds will go toward the center to pay for bikes and helmets for children.

For those looking to support Abby, a PayPal accounthas been set-up or visit her at her home after school on Cleveland Drive in Cheektowaga to buy a cup of lemonade.

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