Vivienne Tweets from the United Nations

A precious tweet from the United Nations Social Innovation Summit:

 

 

 

UPS Helps Small Go Big

Vivienne Harr standing next to UPS truck

Vivienne Harr

Young entrepreneur’s lemonade stand makes a big social impact

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In 2012, 8-year-old Vivienne Harr set up her lemonade stand, attempting to raise $100,000 for organizations making an impact on worldwide child slavery; she accomplished her goal in 173 days. Two years later, she, her business partner and father, Eric Harr, and their team at Make a Stand, Inc. – a new certified b corporation – have grown her lemonade stand into a fair trade business dedicated to responsible business practices that benefit suppliers and customers while earning her a place on the global stage.

“When I set up my lemonade stand, I knew that one person could make a difference,” said Ms. Harr, founder. “Having companies like UPS make a stand with us means we can make a stand for even more kids.” Like her business, Vivenne, now 10, has grown the past two years, and she is now a requested motivational speaker, a social media influencer (@vivienneharr, #standwithme) and an author, Make A Stand: “When Life Gives you Lemons, Change the World!” Read more of this post

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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Little Miss Sunshine is Off to Oklahoma!

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Eric Harr on Facbeook:

When I showed Vivienne what happened to those precious people in Oklahoma, she sat silently for about a minute. She looked me right in the eyes and said: “We need to make a stand for them.”

So, as we’ve done for 344 days in a row, we’re following her. Miss Vivienne is going to set up her little lemonade stand amidst the destruction. I have no idea what lies ahead, but I know it’s the right thing to do. A ray of sunshine and a helping of hope is what this world needs.

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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