A Lemonade Stand With a Twist

In a world full of Ponzi schemes where the rich steal only to make themselves richer, tales seem scarce these days about selfless acts of kindness.

But that’s just what happened on Thursday when 70 children opened a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer. But this wasn’t your typical corner lemonade stand. The 70 children were part of Drueding Center/Project Rainbow, a North Philadelphia transitional housing facility for homeless women.

The children completed their goal of raising $500 on their fourth day out selling lemonade, the Philly Inquirer said.

“It all started with a book,” Monica Underwood, a teacher's assistant at Drueding Center’s preschool, said.

Underwood happened to pick up a copy of “Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand" to read at reading time two weeks ago. The story inspired the children to follow in Alexandra Scott’s shoes and open a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research.

“The children know what type of situation they're in, and they know they don't have as much as others. I never heard them ask, 'Well, who is going to help us?” said Denise Chirico who lives at Project Rainbow with her three young sons.

Maybe we should all take a note from these children and stop asking ‘who’s going to help us?’ and start asking 'who can we help?’

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