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11-year-old from Tampa, Delanie Dennis, featured on Good Morning America

a young girl stands in front of a wooden lemonade stand sign.
Delanie's Lemonade Stand has raised for than $61,000 for nonprofits

Good Morning America” is placing a spotlight on inspirational little girls, who are making a difference in the world, as part of its Next Generation of Women’s History Month series. They’ve chosen to highly Tampa’s own Delanie Dennis. The 11-year-old runs a lemonade stand, Delanie’s Lemonade Stand, which has raised over $61,000 for animal rescues and charities, and hosts an adoption fair, Squeeze the Day, every year.

The young philanthropist was also named ASPCA’s Kid of the Year in 2022. “I believe that somewhere out there, animals have a forever home,” Delanie told “GMA.” “If you buy a lemonade, you can help the animals.”

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Delanie’s family opened her lemonade stand, called Delanie’s Lemonade Stand, in their Tampa restaurant, called Cafe Delanie, five years ago. Each month, the lemonade stand’s proceeds are donated to an animal rescue organization of Delanie’s choice. She also hosts an annual rescue event, called “Squeeze the Day,” where people can adopt animals.

Delanie presents at check for more than $1,600 to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

“I want to inspire my generation to help animals,” Delanie told “GMA.” “The future is that hopefully animals’ lives will all be changed.”

The lemonade stand owner was surprised with a $2,500 donation from Veterinary Emergency Group. Delanie said the money will be donated to the organization she is supporting this month, Mastino Rescue, Inc.

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You can see the lemonade stand inside Delanie’s Cafe at 3016 Highway 301 N, Suite 300. Follow Delanie’s Lemonade Stand on Facebook to learn more, and to donate.

WATCH the full Good Morning America segment online.

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