Growing up, my younger sister and I would make homemade lemonade, set up a stand outside our house, and raise money to go to summer camp by selling it to our neighbors and passersby. While setting up a lemonade stand is an american childhood tradition, my lemonade stand was not nearly as special as Vivienne’s. This really special lemonade stand is run by a very special 8-year-old girl. Her lemonade stand is different because she sells lemonade to raise $150,000 for Not For Sale, an organization that is “re-abolishing” slavery.
“After seeing a photo of two child slaves carrying rocks on their back, 8-year-old Vivienne Harr wept. Then, she looked her parents square in the eyes and said: “this is wrong. We must make a stand against this.”” It was then that Vivienne decided to take a stand and raise money for Not For Sale and free about 500 slaves.
“Compassion is not compassion without action. It’s why I ‘make a stand’ every day.” When I thought of doing this, I didn’t think of all the reasons why I couldn’t. I thought of all the reasons why I must.”
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