Mother, daughter team hold ‘sweet’ fundraising campaign for babies in intensive care

Alix Flores-Honeman, along with her daughter Sophia, are raising money for babies in the intensive care unit at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. (Photo Credit: Drew Moore/WSMH)

Alix Flores-Honeman, and her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter Sophia, are using an old lemonade stand to raise money this summer. They dynamic duo raised more than $300 on their first day of business. All of the proceeds will be donated to the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. Flores-Honeman chose the unit after she gave birth to her son, Talon, five years ago. Talon was born premature and lived for only a few hours before passing away. In the years since the family has routinely donated knitted caps to the hospital around the time of Talon’s birthday. This year they decided to do something different.

“Sophia really like the idea of the lemonade stand. She can stand back there and take the money, and give out the lemonade. We just feel giving the money to the NICU is the perfect place for it to go,” Flores-Honeman says.

The stand will be open this weekend and everyone is welcome to stop by. You can find Sophia and her mother at:

2782 Wexford Dr. Saginaw, Michigan.

Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday – 1 to 3:30 PM

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