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Atlanta 6-year-old with lemonade stand raises $13,000 for separated migrant families

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After learning about separated migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, one 6-year-old boy from Atlanta wanted his family to help. His suggestion? Setting up a lemonade stand for a fundraiser -- which quickly raised more than $13,000. His mother, Shannon Cofrin Gaggero, originally set a goal of raising $1,000, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the family spent a week preparing for the physical stand outside their home. Gaggero also set up a "virtual" shop -- a fundraiser on Facebook for friends and family who couldn't visit in person.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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