Four-year-old Emma and Eva Msibi got a lemonade stand on Thursday to help their cancer crusade. Click on the picture to see the whole stand.
CHESHIRE, Mass. — There is a lot of negativity in the world so when Corey McGrath heard what Emma and Eva Msibi were doing, he wanted to find some way to say thank you.
"They have no idea the effect they've had on people," McGrath said on Thursday.
Emma and Eva are 4-year-old twins who have gained a lot of attention for launching a lemonade stand to help individuals and their families fighting cancer. McGrath was one of their first customers and when he found out they were turning the one-time stand into an ongoing effort, he figured they needed something sturdy.
The woodworker and owner of Corey's Country Creations spent the last week building the two little girls a professional-looking stand, which he revealed to them on Thursday at Cheshire Elementary School's open house.
"With all the negativity out there, we come back to stories like this," McGrath said. "The stand is just a gift. It's a thank you."
The preschoolers brought cookies, fliers, their Lemonade bracelets and, of course, lemonade to sell at the open house. They had big smiles on their faces as McGrath unveiled the stand and then went right to work.
"This is just beautiful," said their mom, Kelly Msibi, who has really kept the momentum going with the help of friends.
Look for the stand at upcoming events, including Whitney's Farm during Pumpkin Fest, in North Adams outside AP Home Decor on Ashland Street during the Northern Berkshire Food Festival on Sunday and Fall Foliage Parade on Sunday, Oct. 6.
In addition to lemonade and cookies, the popular hemp bracelets at $2 and a new line of inspirational plaques at $8 are now available. All proceeds go to help local individuals and families dealing with cancer. Find out more about Eva and Emma's Lemonade Stand
on their Facebook page.