"i am vivienne. i am 8 years old. i am MAKING A STAND. a lemonade stand...and a stand against slavery. i will sit at my lemonade stand every day--rain or shine--until i raise $150,000 for: not for sale an organization that is "re-abolishing" slavery. “MAKING A STAND” means doing the thing you think you can't. these kids don't get to set up lemonade stands in the sunshine or go swimming or play with stuffies. when you buy #MAKEASTAND! lemonade, you aren't just buying a drink, you are MAKING A STAND! 100% of our profits go to not for sale.
i am vivienne. i am MAKING A STAND. will you please MAKE A STAND with me?"
When I went to summer camp as a counselor for our youth group this year, they had a service where they taught the youth about human trafficking and how prevalent it is, even in the United States. They encouraged us to step up and help with this issue, as it is a huge problem in the world. But, I didn't really leave with a sense of what I could do. After all, I don't know anyone who is a slave. But that didn't stop Vivienne. She has found a very creative way to make a stand and I'm sure that many lives will be forever changed because of her efforts.
I want to encourage all of you who are reading this (that might be like
I hope that Vivienne's story has inspired you - it has definitely inspired me. Here is Vivienne's video so you can hear her heart on the matter. If you would like to help her cause, you can donate here.