Sweet Caroline Piche raised $1,125 in less than five hours.
When six-year-old Caroline Piche said she wanted to set up a lemonade stand outside her family’s home in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, on Saturday, her mother said she could choose the charity to raise money for.
Out of all the possibilities, Piche, who wants to be a police officer when she grows up, chose to raise money for the wife and daughter of fallen Deputy Sergeant Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Sheriffs Department, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on May 30th.
It didn’t take long for news of the stand to spread, and in less than five hours, Piche raised $1,125. According to CBS News, many of her customers were officers from the area. Some even let her sit in the driver's seat of their squad cars.
“She touched all of our hearts today, and her compassion reminded us of the goodness in our world,” the Mt. Juliet Police Department wrote on Facebook. “We appreciate Caroline, so much, for her support of fellow law enforcement officer, Dickson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Daniel Baker and her efforts to help the Baker family.”
Well done, Caroline!