Lemonade stand fundraiser helps Tim Grobart of Lombard

Lombard, IL

The big number $600
That’s about how much money Hammerschmidt Elementary School students raised at their fundraising lemonade stand for Tim Grobart

The plan
Friday morning the 1000 block of south Lewis Avenue was open for business. Kids from the neighborhood and students at Hammerschmidt School pitched in to hold a fundraising lemonade stand to help Tim Grobart, 5 of Lombard, who received a heart transplant on June 20 at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Knowing that Grobart’s family could use some help, and sympathetic that Tim had spent the whole summer in the hospital, a group of 8-year olds and friends of Tim’s older brother, Lou, decided to have a lemonade stand to raise money.

The impact
The stand opened at 10:30 a.m. and ran to about 12:30 p.m., and during that time raised more than $600.

“We’re helping our friend Lou,” said 8-year old Dylan Crowe. “His brother Timmy needed to get a new heart and he needs money to pay the doctors, so we’re helping him.”

Anyone interested in making a donation to the Grobart family can visit littletimmygrobart.blogspot.com.

On Aug. 9 and 10, a group of residents will host a yard and bake sale to benefit the Grobarts. The sale will have crafts, baked goods and coupons for massages and oil changes with a donation. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 130 E. Maple Street in Lombard. Questions can be directed to Melissa at ironyfan@yahoo.com.