When your neighbor asks if your kids want to participate in a lemonade stand for charity, what do you say? You say yes, a thousand times over.
And this is exactly what happened the other day.
Our dear, sweet neighbor who never stops giving, had the wonderful idea to teach our girls about charity through hard work and fun. The charity of choice was RAICES, “a non-profit organization that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.” With all of the craziness happening at the border we all felt compelled to help in some small way.
We made fresh, hand-squeezed lemonade, set up the table at the end of our street around rush hour and waited. The outcome was amazing, so many people wanted to help support a good cause and the girls learned a lot. I don’t honestly know if they even realized how much they were learning because they were having so much fun while doing it but I foresee this becoming a memory they will have for years to come.
Cheers to cold lemonade on a hot day, neighbors that turn into friends and helping those in need.
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