As we previously reported, Natalie & Lilah Nutting – daughters of Des Moines Councilmember Jeremy Nutting – hosted a Lemonade Stand Fundraiser to raise funds for the Des Moines Police Foundation on Aug. 15.
The two girls raised a total (to date) of $4,031.85, including a $1,500 match that was made based on the dollars raised on the day of the event.
Visitors to the stand included Superior Court Judge Veronica Galvan, Washington State Representative Tina Orwall, City of Des Moines Mayor Matt Pina, City Councilmember and Former Mayor Dave Kaplan, City Councilmember and South King Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Vic Pennington, Highline School Board Vice President Bernie Dorsey, numerous South King Fire & Rescue Fire Fighters, numerous Des Moines Police Officers as well as friends, neighbors and fellow community members.
The Nutting girls were honored at the Des Moines City Council Meeting Aug. 18 with the Community Star Award for 2016 for ‘Improving Public Safety and Quality of Life in their Community.’ The Presentation was made by Des Moines Police Chief George Delgado. The girls received a standing ovation from the audience and Des Moines City Councilmembers.
They hope the funds will be used for the Des Moines Police Foundation’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ event in December.
The girls started off their summer with a ‘Summer Bucket List’ of items they wanted to accomplish. One item on the list was having a Lemonade Stand to support a local charity. The girls then made a list of the local charities they would like to support and then narrowed it down to the Des Moines Food Bank, Des Moines Legacy Foundation and the Des Moines Police Foundation. Their final decision was the Des Moines Police Foundation as they recalled being able to attend the Shop with a Cop Event last year and loved helping out at the event so much they wanted to see how they could help this year!
The Des Moines Police Foundation was established in 2014 to raise awareness and provide recognition and support of the Des Moines Police Department by receiving and administering funds exclusively for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes, without pecuniary gain or profit (either direct or indirect) to its members, all within the meaning of Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Law.
Both girls attend North Hill Elementary School in Des Moines. Natalie is 9 and will be entering the 4th grade and Lilah is 8 and will be entering the 3rd grade.
Their father, Jeremy Nutting, serves on the Des Moines City Council and their mother, Yvonne Nutting, serves on both the Des Moines Legacy Foundation Board as Vice President, the Des Moines Police Foundation Board as Secretary and is an extremely active member in the North Hill Elementary School PTSA where she served the last two years as their President.
You can make a donation via the website – in the notes section please add the words Lemonade Stand:
Here are photos of the Lemonade Stand fundraiser (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):