Last year, 9-year-old Madelyn and 7-year-old Jack Ullrich of Lake in the Hills raised about $1,700 for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago by selling lemonade.
But thanks in part to a new webpage to solicit donations, the Ullrichs hoped to collect $2,500 during their second annual lemonade stand Saturday.
As of 6:30 p.m. Saturday, their effort had raised about $1,700 through their fundraiser and the website, with donations still rolling in.
“I felt emotional because of the kids at the hospital, and I want them to be free of their sicknesses,” Madelyn said.
Madelyn picked Butcher on the Block, 4660 Algonquin Road, as the fundraiser’s location because of how nice the employees are, she said.
Lemonade and ice pops were available for anyone who made a donation, but an added bonus of this year’s fundraiser was a raffle for an autographed photo of Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, courtesy of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.
Mike Ullrich, Madelyn and Jack’s father, said the family hopes to present a check to the hospital Aug. 20. He also expressed his thanks to Butcher on the Block owner Tom Yucuis for opening his doors for his children’s event.