Eight-Year-Old Starts Lemonade Stand for Freedom; Raises $50K in Two Months. Huffington Post
Sometimes the best life lessons can be learned from kids. Kids like Miss Vivienne Harr of Fairfax, Calif. Vivie, as she likes to be called, is a personality-full-cup-runneth-over, eight-year-old philanthropy phenom who set up a lemonade stand -- or what I like to call Lemonade Stand 2.0.
Vivie was inspired to take a stand against slavery after seeing an installation on slavery by Lisa Kristine, a photographer who captured these authentic, haunting, gut-wrenching snapshots of modern-day slaves around the world. Vivie was particularly moved by this picture of two Nepalese children carrying huge rocks on their backs.
The family cried in disbelief. They went home and researched slavery and human trafficking.
Vivie was inspired to take action. Watch how she quickly garnered tens of thousands of supporters from the local and worldwide community and raised more than $50,000 dollars in just under two months.
All of the proceeds will go to NOT FOR SALE, a non-profit organization that re-abolishes slavery around the world. Won't you join her and make a stand?