VIDEO: 8-Year-Old Fights Slavery with Lemonade

Vivienne Harr has already found her fight.

I connected with Vivienne after reading the “About” section on her Facebook Page for Make-a-Stand Lemonade:

“i am vivienne. i am 8. i am MAKING A STAND. a lemonade stand … and a stand against slavery. i have been sitting at my lemonade stand every day, rain or shine, until I raise $150,000 for Not For Sale, an organization that fights slavery. 100% of every donation to http://fundly.com/makeastand—a full ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT—goes to Not for Sale to fight slavery.”

She was excited that The Good Men Project wanted to share her story. Here’s a video that goes in-depth with how she found her fight:

Vivienne has raised $38,443 and has just 24 days to reach her ultimate goal. You can make Vivienne’s fight your own by donating here.

 

Read more in Cameron Conaway’s series, “What’s Your Fight?” on The Good Life.

Image courtesy of Vivienne Harr

Sponsored Content

Premium Membership, The Good Men Project

About Cameron Conaway

Cameron Conaway is a former MMA fighter, an award-winning poet and the 2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Penn State Altoona. He is the author of Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet, Bonemeal: Poems, Until You Make the Shore and Malaria, Poems. Conaway is also on the Editorial Board at Slavery Today. Follow him on Google+ and on Twitter: @CameronConaway.

Comments

  1. wellokaythen says:

    If someone hasn’t already, please hook her up with a decent accountant, someone who understands how to create a non-profit organization, the sales taxes required, etc. Please get that sorted out before making her too famous. The IRS can be a total buzzkill….

    • Eric Harr says:

      First and foremost: huge, heartfelt gratitude to you, Cameron. You have been so sweet and supportive of Vivienne–and I read your messages to her all the time. You infuse her with hope and strength in this quest.

      To wellokaythen, I am really glad you raised this point. From the beginning, we have worked with a well-respected accounting firm (BPM)–to make sure every single dollar is accounted for, properly taxed and given to Not For Sale. Also, #MAKEASTAND Lemon-aid will have 501(c)3 status by November 1st. We are taking that very seriously. Moreover, we are publishing all the books online; this is a 100% transparent undertaking. After all, it comes from an 8-year-old’s heart. It needs to be pure and authentic and honest: http://makeastandlemonade.com/about/transparency/.

      Thank you again, everyone!

      Eric Harr

  2. WellOkayThen,

    Good point! She’s got a great team around her with her parents and with Not For Sale helping out as well. Here’s to her finishing strong and without buzzkill! :)

    ~Cameron

  3. Quadruple A says:

    I just donated.

    • Eric Harr says:

      You ARE awesome. THANK YOU! Every dollar goes to Not For Sale to fight child slavery. Your support means so much to Vivienne – and to all of those who follow her quest, that we can ALL be the change. Thank you again!

      Eric Harr

  4. Quadruple A:

    You. Are. Awesome.

    ~Cameron

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Image courtesy of Vivienne Harr Article originally published here on The Good Men Project. [...]

Speak Your Mind

*