9-year-old Vivienne Harr of Fairfax, California has raised $500,000 in donations since she first started selling lemonade in an effort to help end child slavery nearly a year ago. The proceeds from Vivienne’s Make A Stand Lemon-aid and its online equivalent, www.makeastandlemonade.com, go to Free the Slaves; Not For Sale; the Nepal Youth Foundation; the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor; and GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services.
Vivienne is ready to take her business to the next level by bottling her precious product for the masses. Each cup, soon to be bottle, of homemade lemonade funds the effort to fight human trafficking and modern-day slavery around the world. “We want to make sure people know when they drink our lemonade, they’re making a difference,” Eric Harr, Vivienne’s father, said.
Vivienne, a third-grader at Cascade Canyon School, said she is dedicated to her business and wants to keep managing it even when she’s a grown-up, continuing to pick out logos and designing bottle shapes. “It’s really inspiring for me and it’s just nice to know we’re helping,” Vivienne said.
“People are buying a teaching moment. It’s not just lemonade,” Eric Harr said.