Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Giving Tuesday!

Yesterday, we introduced a new feature to our blog, called "Giving Tuesday".  So, without further ado, let's introduce:

Vivienne Harr, founder of Make-A-Stand-Lemonade!  This young girl was so moved by a picture that depicts two young boys (child slaves) with huge stones attached to their backs, hauling them down a hill from a quarry, that she said,  "We have to do something".  And do something she did!  In May of 2012, she started selling lemonade for $2 a glass, trying to raise $150,000 to free 500 child slaves.  All of her money goes to the Not For Sale Campaign, an organization that fights human trafficking and modern day slavery around the world. 

At $2 a glass, it would take an eternity, so she started giving away her lemonade, asking people to "Give what's in your heart"...and did they give!  She now gets an average of $20 a glass and YES, she achieved her goal (and beyond) on day #173 of "not selling" her lemonade.

But, she isn't stopping there. 

It has been so successful that her organic, fair-trade, 100% dee-licious (her words!) lemonade is being bottled...yep, to be given away and she only asks, "give what's in your hearts."

She has been featured on several news casts and television shows, all accessible from her site.

You can read her story on her Make-A-Stand-Lemonade website and "not buy" (because, we are not-for-sale) her lemonade.  Also, we have a link on our Facebook  page to hers. 

Oh...did we mention that she is only 8 years old! 

So, do you know of a person or organization that you would like us to feature?  Send us an email or message on Facebook (Please don't post a link directly on our page, just include it in a private message).

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! That's so inspiring!! Thanks for sharing :)


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