Vivienne Tweets from the United Nations

A precious tweet from the United Nations Social Innovation Summit:

 

 

 

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Troy, Ohio Makes a Stand to End Child Slavery Aug. 31

TROY, Ohio (August 31, 2013) – On Labor Day weekend, Troy, Ohio will host a gathering against human trafficking with 9-year-old social entrepreneur Vivienne Harr. Last year Vivienne learned about child slavery and started a lemonade stand, running it for 365 days straight and raising over $100,000 for groups that fight slavery. Now Vivienne’s fair trade lemonade is being bottled with half the profits dedicated to ending child slavery.

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Vivienne Harr

Note to Editors: Labor Day weekend meet Vivienne Saturday and taste some of her Lemon-‘Aid’ in downtown Troy. Sunday, join Vivienne and friends for an Afternoon of Abolition with speakers, a documentary screening, and music by Heather Evans.

WHAT:

  • Make a Stand Weekend – Join 9-yr-old Vivienne Harr and the Troy First United Methodist Church’s lemonade stand against slavery.
  • Girl, age 9, launching lemonade sales in Ohio for the company she started as a lemonade stand, Make a Stand, Inc.

WHEN:

  • Lemonade Stand to End Child Slavery, 10 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • Afternoon of Abolition, 3 PM, Sunday, September 1, 2013

WHERE:

  • First Place, 16 West Franklin St. in downtown Troy, OH

WHO:

  • Vivienne Harr, Age 9, founder, Make A Stand, Inc. SPC (www.makeastand.com); ran lemonade stand for 365 days straight to raise over $100,000 to end child slavery,
  • Brett Bogan, founder, Free to Run Foundation (www.freetorunfoundation.org), Organizing Races to Combat Slavery and Injustice Around the World
  • Rev. Dave Leckrone, Senior Pastor, Troy First United Methodist Church (www.troyfumc.org)

WHY:

  • It is estimated that there are 27 million slaves in the world today.
  • Vivienne is believed to be the first girl in American history to bottle her own lemonade stand lemonade, now available in over 50 stores on the West Coast. Half the profits are dedicated to ending slavery.

QUOTE:

  • “Gandhi was one person. Martin Luther King was one person. Mother Teresa was one person. Why can’t you be someone who helps?” – Vivienne

INFO:

9-Yr-Old Activist Takes Lemonade Stand to Oklahoma for Tornado Relief June 13-14

MEDIA ADVISORY — OKLAHOMA CITY (Updated June 5, 2013) – Lemonade stand activist and entrepreneur Vivienne Harr’s Father on Facebook: “When I showed Vivienne what happened… in Oklahoma… She looked me right in the eyes and said: ‘We need to make a stand for them.’”

Vivienne Harr of Make A Stand LemonadeWHAT: Vivienne Harr, age 9, is bringing her world-traveling lemonade stand to Oklahoma to raise relief funds for the children devastated by the recent tornados.

WHEN: June 13-14, Times TBD

WHERE: Oklahoma City, Moore, Shawnee, El Reno (TBD)

WHO: Vivienne Harr, age 9, child slavery activist, entrepreneur for lemonade startup Make A Stand, Inc. SPC (http://www.makeastand.com) along with her father Eric.

Vivienne is making a stand with the Shawnee Youth Coalition (http://www.shyoco.com/)

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National Lemonade Day August 20

When you search Google for ‘National Lemonade Day 2013’ only one day of the year comes up, Tuesday, August 20th.  Try it.

We’ve got lemonade on the brain here at Make A Stand and I’m always trying to think about the next big lemonade stand and was looking forward to August 20th.

So I was a little bemused today to see this video from Bailee Madison with a public service spot on YouTube asking people to register their lemonade stands at AlexsLemonade.org for Lemonade Days June 7-9.  Lemonade stands are about as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chrevrolet.  Here’s Bailee:

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