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AFTER SEEING A PHOTO OF TWO ENSLAVED BOYS HER AGE—and learning that "slavery did not end with Abraham Lincoln"—then 8-year-old Vivienne Harr said: “Compassion is not compassion without action. We need to do something.”
So, since children have done since time immemorial, she went with “the only business experience I had”: a lemonade stand. But, little Vivienne had a big vision. She wanted to raise $100,000. She "made a stand" at her lemonade stand for 365 days straight, rain or shine, to “end child slavery.” The world stood with her.
On day #52, New York Times, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof retweeted Vivienne, and her moment became a movement. The New York Times, Bloomberg TV, The BBC World News, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Parenting Magazine, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, FOX, MSNBC, Yahoo News, MSN, AOL, Food & Wine, Town & Country, Real Simple—and media outlets across the country and around the world from Australia to Brazil to France to Hong Kong—have covered the Make a Stand movement.
On day #173, Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed Vivienne to Times Square to sell her famous lemonade. It was there that she reached her goal—donating $101,320 to Not For Sale, a leading anti-slavery organization. She won "Crowdfunding Campaign of the Year."
Vivienne made history, becoming the first girl in American history to bottle her lemonade-stand lemonade.
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