How much money did the boy collect for the Toledo police?
Max Titkemeier, 9, and Kennah Stalker, 7, sold hot chocolate outside Max’s house in West Toledo to benefit the TPPA and LC4.
TOLEDO, Ohio — It was a chilly day, but Toledo came in very handy in helping some young people raise funds in honor of the city’s fallen police officers and a local animal shelter.
Max Titkemeier, 9, and Kennah Stalker, 7, sold hot chocolate outside Max’s home in West Toledo to benefit the Toledo Police Patrolman’s Association and Lucas County Canine Care and Control.
The kids got up early in the morning and braved the biting cold but let’s just say it was worth it.
“I feel pretty good doing it because there are dogs out there that need to be adopted. I just thought it would be a cool thing to do,” Max said.
The kids raised $900 on Saturday, to be split equally among the organizations.
After closing the booth, the kids made a surprise visit to LC4 to hand over the money.
LC4 says the money will go a long way.
“Our standard adoption fee is $200, but it starts to come down once the dogs have been here for a while,” said Jamila Ramlawi, Custom Adoption Advisor at LC4. “So it can sponsor between 4 and 10 adoptions. He can sponsor a lot, which helps get dogs out of here faster.
The children also collected many dog toys for animals awaiting adoption.
Kennah is the daughter of TPD officer Brandon Stalker, who was killed in the line of duty a year ago.
This is the second year that Max has raised funds on his stand for a good cause.