Citizen, Scholar, Steward

Eighth graders use their business to send smiles during pandemic

Eighth grade entrepreneurs Hailey Hertzman and Katie Vonder Haar are now using their business, Ooh La Lemon, to spread some happiness during the coronavirus crisis. These young women have created COVID-19 Care Packages and “Send a Smile” gifts in an effort to provide an easy and affordable way to spread some joy during these tough times. To show appreciation for the health care workers who are battling the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ooh La Lemon is also giving away multiple care packages and “Send A Smile” gifts to healthcare workers.
Hailey and Katie have been running Ooh La Lemon for several years, and they have always looked for ways to support their community. The COVID-19 pandemic presented a perfect opportunity for them to spring into action. “We always like to support our community in some way, and we wanted to show our support to those in the medical field,” said Hailey. “This is really important to us and our company’s values because we want to be known as a company that helps their community.” 

Katie described the process of naming this special project. “We came up with the name ‘Send A Smile’ because we want to make people happy, and when we were thinking of a good name for this package, we wanted to market it in a catchy way. So we thought the alliteration, ‘Send a Smile’ was perfect!”

Kudos to Hailey and Katie for finding a way for their business to spread smiles in their community. What a great example of KCD citizenship and stewardship in action!
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