9-year-old's lemonade stand raises $1 million for charity

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Updated Saturday, Jul 20 at 12:47 PM

A 9-year-old girl who set up a lemonade stand last year to raise money for charity has hit the big time.

Vivienne Harr was offering lemonade samples Friday on Vashon Island to promote the West Coast launch of her new beverage company, Make A Stand Lemon-aid. Her "lemon-aid" now comes in a bottle and the money she has raised has reached $1 million.

Vivienne started the stand outside of her California home last year after she saw a photograph of two child slaves in Nepal. She opened the stand every day for 365 days, rain or shine, and promoted her mission on social media.

Word got out, donations rolled in and today Vivienne has raised $1 million to fight child slavery.

All proceeds from her now-bottled recipe go to recognized organizations that help free child slaves.

 

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