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Malvern School raises $30K during its annual Malvern School Lemonade Stand Day

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Young children and teachers rallied the support of more than two dozen communities in Pa. and N.J. at the annual Malvern School Lemonade Stand Day, raising more than $30,000.

The Malvern School preschoolers and teachers raised more than $30,000 during its annual Malvern School Lemonade Stand Day to help fight pediatric cancer and support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Children at The Malvern School, the region’s largest privately owned preschool, weren’t just learning about the importance of giving back in the classroom, they were putting philanthropy into practice at the school’s Annual Lemonade Stand Day benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).

Children and teachers at all 26 Malvern School locations throughout southeastern Pa. and central and southern N.J. recently rallied together to host lemonade stands throughout the whole day in more than two dozen communities and raise money in other creative ways. This includes Chester County with the participation of its schools in Malvern, Frazer, Lionville and Downingtown. Ultimately, they raised $30,107.09 in just one day to help fight childhood cancer.

“Developing young children’s character values, such as compassion, empathy and civility, and encouraging them to embrace the importance of helping others are some of the most powerful work that early childhood education can do,” President and Co-Founder of The Malvern School Kristen M. Waterfield said. “I’m incredibly proud of how our teachers and directors engage students of all ages around these ideals through initiatives like this … and how everyone, including families, community members and partners, continue to drive truly meaningful support for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.”

Since The Malvern School began supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation more than 11 years ago, it has raised nearly $800,000 and each year has been named a Top Fundraiser by the organization.

“Each event is an opportunity to not only make a difference for children fighting pediatric cancer and their families,” Waterfield said, “but to also bestow valuable life lessons onto our students.”

This year, The Malvern School has set its sights on raising $150,000 for the nonprofit from April through July. During this time, each school location and The Malvern School Executive Office host several special events and fun fundraising partnerships with local businesses to contribute to the cause. This includes sponsoring the CBS 3’s annual telethon, which aired on June 13 on CBS 3 and The CW Philly. The Malvern School has been a supporter of the telethon for several years and last year helped raise a record-setting more than $7 million in pledges in 14 hours.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. When she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada having raised more than $150 million so far, funding nearly 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit AlexsLemonade.org.

For more information about The Malvern School’s partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, including a link to a virtual lemonade stand where online donations are being accepted, visit MalvernSchool.com.

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