Ormond Beach girl donates $1,000 to Sheriff’s Foundation for K-9s

Ormond Beach girl donates $1,000 to Sheriff’s Foundation for K-9s

Written by: Laura Williams

Office of Public Affairs and Media Relations, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Last week, a 12-year-old adventurous girl gave Sheriff Mike Chitwood and the Sheriff’s Foundation $1,000 she earned by making masks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peyton Lilly and her mum Kristel, and dad Skip and brother Landon, of Ormond Beach, visited the Mayor and K-9s Ax and Endo at Stephen Sapuda Training Center in Daytona Beach. The K-9 is recovering after being shot in action in September.

Peyton said she became interested in starting a business, and she loves dogs.

Her mother said Peyton taught herself to sew handmade face coverings. She started with $80 and raised $1,000 to donate.

“We knew we were going to make a donation to an animal cause,” Kristel Lilly said. “When we heard the dogs were shot and knew they needed medical attention, we wanted to donate to them.”

The Sheriff’s Office is very grateful for Peyton’s kind donation to the Sheriff’s Foundation, which will be earmarked for K-9 sponsorship. In return, Sheriff Chitwood proudly presented a plaque to Peyton for her generosity and kindness.

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