Maddie Morphew of Orange, 10, recently put an old concept to new use with a lemonade stand that raised $42 for the Orange animal shelter.

Maddie set up the stand during a rummage sale hosted by her mother, Kelly. She donated the proceeds to help care for shelter animals.

The money went into a donations account managed by the city of Orange finance department, used to buy grooming and comfort supplies for animals waiting for adoption.

“We’re big animal lovers and have found foster homes for animals,” said Kelly Morphew. “This is an idea [Maddie] came up with all on her own.”  The Morphews own two dogs, five cats and a rabbit.

“[Maddie] hopes to become a vet someday,” Kelly said. Maddie is a student at St. Mary Catholic School and an active member of Junior Girl Scouts.

“The city of Orange animal control officers greatly appreciate Maddie’s generosity,” said Battalion Chief Jerry Ziller with the Orange fire department.

Orange firefighters help coordinate shelter operations.